[Tagging] RFC rewritten proposal Via_ferrata_simplified
kevin.b.kenny at gmail.com
Wed Mar 6 01:02:59 UTC 2019
On Tue, Mar 5, 2019 at 11:11 AM egil <egil at riseup.net> wrote:
> The 3 main goals of this proposal are:
> 1. the removal of the special tag highway=via_ferrata,
> 2. encouraging tagging of via ferratas as routes and
> 3. general improvement of the data about via ferratas in OSM via new keys.
Slightly off topic: vie ferrate are not a familiar thing in the
mountains near me.
In favourable weather, the usual drill is to walk up holding onto the
cables as those climbers are doing.
In foul weather, it's common to wear a climbing harness and slap
ascenders on the cables.
The slick feldspar there makes that stretch well-nigh un-hikable
without the aids.
I'm not sure what the folks in the Alps consider the defining features
of a via ferrata to be.
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