Europeans have via Ferrata
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Europeans have via Ferrata

Southern Appalachian version is

Via Verrata with wooden ladders.

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fabrizior

fabrizior - Jul 15, 2003 1:34 am - Voted 8/10

Maintenance

Who is in charge for maintenance of such devices?

Not easily broken from falling stones?

Ciao

Fabrizio

desainme

desainme - Jul 15, 2003 8:21 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Maintenance

Good question Fabrizio.

I think the owners of the mountain are in charge of this.

These are important questions and disturbing when one is on these ladders-which can be a dynamic experience at times. I think rock fall is probably not much of an issue because the rocks on this mountain are some of the oldest accessible ones on the planet(1 billion years B.C. precambrian!)-really solid stuff- but I am sure that there is plenty of lighting, weather and, God forbid, termites.

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