Each itinerary has a complete review that aims to provide a lot of useful information for evaluating the route in question and making an informed decision if you want and are able to take the trip. Each report has 4 menus under the cover image:
Of these 4 menus the most important and detailed is "Report" which includes a lot of information on the itinerary. Reviews is the menu where user reviews are shown and where you can enter your own. Photo is the menu where the photos of the report are shown and where you can send your photos. Finally, Meteo is the menu where data on the weather conditions on the route in question are shown.
As anticipated is the most substantial section of each itinerary card. The page is divided into two columns: on the right the detailed report, on the left all the other sections. We analyze every part of the report.
This is the descriptive section of the itinerary. Each report consists of 7 distinct parts:
The first box on the left describes the difficulty of the trip by giving a grade from 1 (easy) to 5 (very difficult) on the complexity of the route in these criteria:
This important box summarizes some useful data in the planning of the trip. The data is grouped into two columns.
Starting from the left column:
In the right column:
90% of the reports on the site include both a neutral map and a map in which the itinerary proposed in blue is traced with arrows indicating the direction to follow. The map included in the report is not as detailed as the paper ones and does not replace the good practice of having a paper map with you. However, we find it very useful a simple map to help orientation while reading the report.
For each itinerary we watched the public videos on Youtube and we included the video that best shows the aided route in question. Please note that we are not the owners of the video but that we use public videos. If you want to send us your video of the trip, you can send it to us via the Facebook page.
For each itinerary we have entered the coordinates of the recommended parking on Google Maps so that we can click on "Road Directions" and be able to see the road route to reach the starting point of the itinerary. If you want to have a personal Google Maps with all the already climbed via ferratas, visit the page Download or for more information read thearticle of the Blog.
These are the tags of each ferrata. We have identified 12 tags with which it is possible to group via ferratas. Here they are:
We find it very useful to have a paper copy of the report with you. Each report has a link to a pdf copy ready to be printed. The pdf copy includes the textual report, the details of the route, the GPS coordinates for parking and the map.
These sections are included in the "Report" menu. Let's see the other menus.
Reviews include reviews submitted by community users and the ability to post their own review. With the aim of avoiding abuse, you need to be registered and logged in to post reviews. For more information we have written a dedicated article on the blog.
The photo tab includes all the photos included in the report and offers the possibility to send your own photos. For large quantities of photos it is recommended to use the page Facebook of Ferrate365.
This is a tab that we consider very important. It is composed of two panels. On the left there are weather forecasts for the municipality where the aided road is located. On the right there is an image taken by the webcam closest to where the ferrata takes place. By clicking on the play button in the center of the photo you can see the photos taken in the previous hours so that you can get an idea of the conditions on site (eg: snow, fog, etc.).