Hintere Tormäuer & Ötschergraben, Austria

21 December 2016

From Gösing down to Erlaufboden, and then through the Hintere Tormäuer and the Ötschergraben, two spectacular connecting canyons. Back out of the canyon at Ötscherhias, and along the Erlaufstausee to Mitterbach. Very impressive!

A nice view of the Ötscher (1893m) towering above the canyons.

Then all the way down and into the Hintere Tormäuer, a canyon with up to 200m height difference between the bottom and the rim.

And around the corner into the Ötschergraben.

Finally out of the canyon again at Ötscherhias, with another view of the Ötscher.

Along the Erlaufstausee (artificial lake).

And the beautiful light of the (almost) setting sun at the end of the hike.

The hike and elevation profile.

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All images © 2016 Wim Hordijk