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placconate e cenge aeree

English translation: high, smooth rock faces and overhangs

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09:01 Nov 3, 2008
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Tourism & Travel / mountaineering
Italian term or phrase: placconate e cenge aeree
same Valle d'Aosta tour guide:

Ci si porta sul versante meridionale della Gran Torre, evitandone lo spigolo, percorrendo placconate e cenge aeree verso destra; risalire un intaglio roccioso e attraversare l'incassato Vallon des Glaçons per portarsi, sempre seguendo le corde fisse verso sinistra, sul sovrastante terrazzino.
Mairi-Claire Hamill
Italy
Local time: 17:14
English translation:high, smooth rock faces and overhangs
Explanation:
De Mauro defines "placca" as follows:
"sport, nell’alpinismo, tratto di parete rocciosa liscia, quasi priva di appigli"
So this is a "big" placca - large, smooth rock face (or wall).

Similarly, cengia is a cornice, by which I understand "overhang"?
http://www.demauroparavia.it/20815

I hope this helps to point you in the right direction.

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Note added at 26 mins (2008-11-03 09:28:13 GMT)
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Placconata is also used as a proper noun in the names given to many climbing routes.
Grande Placconata, Placconata Nera, etc.

For some pictures of placconate see
http://www.planetfear.com/articles/Capo_Testa_and_Punta_di_C...
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lucinda byatt
United Kingdom
Local time: 16:14
Grading comment
Lucinda, thanks a million for your help.
b.w. Mairi-Claire
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high, smooth rock faces and overhangs


Explanation:
De Mauro defines "placca" as follows:
"sport, nell’alpinismo, tratto di parete rocciosa liscia, quasi priva di appigli"
So this is a "big" placca - large, smooth rock face (or wall).

Similarly, cengia is a cornice, by which I understand "overhang"?
http://www.demauroparavia.it/20815

I hope this helps to point you in the right direction.

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Note added at 26 mins (2008-11-03 09:28:13 GMT)
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Placconata is also used as a proper noun in the names given to many climbing routes.
Grande Placconata, Placconata Nera, etc.

For some pictures of placconate see
http://www.planetfear.com/articles/Capo_Testa_and_Punta_di_C...



    Reference: http://www.demauroparavia.it/83607
lucinda byatt
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Local time: 16:14
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Lucinda, thanks a million for your help.
b.w. Mairi-Claire
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