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Instead of using ladders to cross, like people did a few centuries ago, adventurers now use steel cables, ropes, suspension bridges and wooden footpaths. No wonder the route is called Via Ferrata, which means “Iron Street” in Italian. The walkways get extremely icy when it snows. One woman died in 2009 after slipping. She fell 600 feet.