WATCH: Mountain Biker Rides Via Ferrata

One of the world’s most dangerous hikes

May 6, 2015
Outside Magazine
WATCH: Mountain Biker Rides Via Ferrata

The Via Ferrata is one of the most dangerous hikes in the world.    Summitride/Vimeo

German mountain biker Harald Philipp rode down a fixed-rope climbing route known as a via ferrata (Italian for “iron way”) in the Brenta Dolomites range of the Italian Alps. He hiked one of Outside’s 20 most dangerous hikes with his bike on his back before descending. Two friends joined him for segments of the ride, much of which trailed along sheer cliff.

“I honestly don’t want to do this ride again,” Philipp wrote in the description of the video. “It’s stupidly dangerous, feels triple as exposed as it looks.”

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