MONTES NEC NON VORTICUM TIMORES METUSQUE VICERUNT ATQUE MUNIFICI CATENARUM ADMINICULA FIERI FECERUNT
I found this (Latin?) inscription on a commemorative plaque in the mountains.
- Is this correct Latin?
- If so, what does it mean?
After some research (on the internet, and consulting "Lateinische Elementar-Grammatik, Ferdinand Schöning 1973"), my translation (mainly inspired by the context) is: "Mountains not only let overcome fears and concerns but also serve as support (prop) for the chains". I'm not sure because some words and forms don't seem to make sense.
Edit (context): The plaque is in the Glarus Alps (Switzerland), on the mountain named 'Chärpf' at about 8800 ft altitude. Coordinates 46°55'08.501''N 9°05'39.431''E. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kärpf) The people on the plaque are maybe members of the Swiss Alpine Club or the resident Wanderverein, volunteers who maintain the hiking routes. --vk