'Dolomites: the killing mountains' talk (new for 2019)
David has climbed for many years in the Dolomites region of northern
Italy, utilising the 'Via Ferrata' - fixed iron cables that were
originally set up to allow Austrian and Italian troops to fight at high
altitude in the Great War.
These sheer, mountainous routes are still littered with evidence of the suffering man inflicted upon man, and an even worse suffering an implacable nature inflicted upon the unfortunate soldiers posted here. Many of them, from these remote self sufficient mountain valleys, had friends and relations fighting on the other side and loyalties were often torn.
In this talk, David explores the impressive mountain landscape in vertiginous detail, while also developing on the history of this little known, but harsh wartime frontline.
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