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Via Ferrata information: the best english guidebooks and other editions


The guidebooks in english are few but very good,look here the different editions and where you can buy. Read before a travel is alway one important aspect of your cultural and technic formation.

The selection of the panorama of guidebooks about the via ferrata in english is short. 

First I suggest sure the two last editions (Vol 1 and Vol 2) of "Cicerone": 


via ferrata dolomites guide bookVia Ferratas of the Italian Dolomites Vol 1

North, central and east ranges

by James Rushforth 

Book published by Cicerone Press

Guidebook to via ferratas in the Dolomites covering the northern, central and eastern regions, including Cortina, Fassa, Sesto, Canazei,Corvara.




via ferrata dolomites guide book

Via Ferratas of the Italian Dolomites Vol 2

Southern Dolomites, Brenta and Lake Garda area

by Graham Fletcher, John Smith 

Book published by Cicerone Press

Guidebook to via ferratas iin the Dolomites in the southern regions, Brenta and Garda including the Civetta, around Trento and the Adige valley.




Then the new guide of Rock Fax:


via ferrata dolomites guide book

The Dolomites : Rock Climbs and Via Ferrata

Authors: James Rushforth

Published: August 8th 2014

A guidebook comprehensive of classic rock climbing routes as of some popular via ferratas of the Dolomites.





As integrative or additional information, the new editions of "Cicerone":


via ferrata dolomites guide book

Trekking in the Dolomites

Alta Via 1 and Alta Via 2

by Gillian Price 

Book published by Cicerone Press

Trekking guidebook for walking Alta Via 1 and 2 across the Dolomites. The AV1 is described over 11 days and is ideal for beginners to Alpine long-distance trekking.





via ferrata dolomites guide bookWalking in the Dolomites

25 multi-day routes in Italy's Dolomites

by Gillian Price 

Book published by Cicerone Press

Guidebook to 25 multi day walks in the Dolomites mountains of northeast of Italy. The walks are mostly circular and 2 to 4 days long.





via ferrata dolomites guide bookShorter Walks in the Dolomites

by Gillian Price 

Book published by Cicerone Press

Guidebook to day walks in the Italian Dolomites. The 50 graded walks range from short leisurely strolls to full-day high mountain expeditions, each designed to fit into a single day.





And last a bit of culture and history  

The World War 1 was a relevant historical part for our mountains. There are available one english book and a topographic map of the front line. If you are interested about this argument it’s sure a good idea buy both editions:


the first world war in the alps athesiaTHE FIRST WORLD WAR IN THE ALPS

ISBN: 88-6011-037-8 

Athesia Spectrum Editions

Michael Wachtler - 2006






first world war dolomites mapCARTA DEL FRONTE ITALO-AUSTRIACO 1915/1918

The map of the italian-austrian front 1915/1918

ISBN: 978-88-87207-67-5

Persico Editions







Watch my others programs for via ferrata in the Dolomites:

Via Ferrata for total beginners

A dedicated soft program for not trained people without hiking experience. Yes... why can do! Logically with a moderate program.

Via Ferrata for family

A tailor made program for families with kids, short and easy via ferratas, a pure enjoy for kids and terrified moms.

Via Ferrata trek in the Central Dolomites

The most classical via ferrata trekking, hut to hut, in the Dolomites in modular form: from 2 to 10 days

Via delle Bocchette (Western Dolomites)

The famous 3-5 days traverse of the Brenta group along the concatenation, hut to hut, of the Via Ferrata delle Bocchette.

Via Ferrata Cortina (Eastern Dolomites)

A modular program dedicated at the via ferrata around the Cortina area, from the easiest to the most difficult, the complete range of Via Ferrata of Cortina.

Via Ferrata trek in the Pale di San Martino (Southern Dolomites)

A long distance concatenation of via ferratas, hut to hut, in the Pale di San Martino, for trained hikers. 

Via Ferrata trek in the big walls of the Civetta (Southern Dolomites)

The most difficult via ferratas trek of the Dolomites, great walls, longest via ferratas, all for a unique experience. 

Via Ferrata in winter, autumn, and spring at Garda Lake

The program dedicated at the winter, autumn, or spring possibilities. This modular program open a new reallity to climb via ferrata all round year. 

The Via Ferratas of the First World War (WW1)

Different programs dedicated at the via Ferratas build during the World War One. From long and high altitude via ferratas, to short and easy via ferratas perfect for family with kids.