September 28, 2014

Via Ferrata Crossing, Austria

Photograph by Claudia Ziegler, Anzenberger/Redux

A guide leads a hiker on the Hias climbing route, or via ferrata—a mountain trail equipped with climbing aids—near Ramsau in the Austrian state of Styria. In addition to offering challenging Alpine treks, the state's regions boast award-winning ski resorts, vineyards, and spas.

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