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English translation: Tyrolean traverse

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Spanish term or phrase:tirolina
English translation:Tyrolean traverse
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10:01 Mar 4, 2002
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Sports / Fitness / Recreation / sport
Spanish term or phrase: tirolina
I believe it's crossing ravine,hitched to a rope by a pulley. Is there a neat term in English?
Sheilann
Spain
Local time: 10:10
Tyrolean traverse
Explanation:
Here are some refs. The second one shows a photo.


Tyrolean Traverse and Ziplines: as time permits, construction and experimentation.
http://www.mwguides.com/resrig.html

Mountaineering. Tyrolean traverse across a deep crevasse on the Ingraham Glacier on Mount Rainier in Mount Rainier National Park, Washington state. While Tyrolean traverses are used to cross crevasses which have no other way around, this one was set up solely as a lesson on glacier travel provided by Summits Adventure Travel.
http://www.jameskay.com/mount/MT_T_20.htm

Hope it helps.
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xxxtazdog
Spain
Local time: 10:10
Grading comment
Thanks a lot.
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Tyrolean traverse


Explanation:
Here are some refs. The second one shows a photo.


Tyrolean Traverse and Ziplines: as time permits, construction and experimentation.
http://www.mwguides.com/resrig.html

Mountaineering. Tyrolean traverse across a deep crevasse on the Ingraham Glacier on Mount Rainier in Mount Rainier National Park, Washington state. While Tyrolean traverses are used to cross crevasses which have no other way around, this one was set up solely as a lesson on glacier travel provided by Summits Adventure Travel.
http://www.jameskay.com/mount/MT_T_20.htm

Hope it helps.


    as noted
xxxtazdog
Spain
Local time: 10:10
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 68
Grading comment
Thanks a lot.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  kbamert: I think "tyrolean traverse" is something similar to "puente triolés" without wood, see: http://www.proz.com/kudoz/165049, see other proposal in English: Tyrolese http://www.cnice.mecd.es/Descartes/Ingles/tirolina.htm
11 days
  -> Compare the photos at http://www.iguazuforest.com/tirolesa.htm and http://www.petzl.com/FRENG/tech/rope2.html. And "Tyrolese" is just an adj. meaning "of the Tyrol"... your ref. is a poor translation from Spanish.
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