I just came across this question again and I think we should reopen it. We have two questions on meta here and here that say that historical questions are on topic and a number of comments on the deleted meta question that suggest its on-topic.

I think the user is still around and would hopefully be able to provide more detail.

If anything we probably shouldn't have migrated it to meta...

  • Yup. I voted to re-open. Dec 19, 2017 at 12:31
  • Yes, it should be reopened. Funny thing is, I think I answered it, or at least did research on it.
    – ab2
    Dec 24, 2017 at 2:03

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I agree it should not have been migrated to meta - I rejected that migration as off topic, which pinged it back to main.

Pop a reopen vote on it, and see if others agree.


The main space question is now open.

I have voted to re-open the answer on the meta version https://outdoors.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/817/what-did-mountaineerers-wear-in-the-19th-century/818#818 so that we can ping the author and ask them to repost their answer to the now open main space question.

  • Better idea go ping the author of on deleted answer on one of their existing posts Dec 19, 2017 at 14:00
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    @CharlieBrumbaugh, good idea done Dec 19, 2017 at 14:50

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