Autumn wafts of fog lie over the valley basin of Längenfeld. Ötztaler Ache mountain brook flows quietly out of the valley. As so often, I stop briefly to take in the wide meadows and the high mountains above. Here, at this distinctive loop of Ötztaler Ache brook, you can see Gamskogel peak, which is "only" 2813 m high, for the first time.
More than 5000 years ago, an asteroid is said to have "clipped" the then proud three thousand meter high summit to its current height - at least that's what the British researchers Mark Hempsell and Alan Bond claim. Big and mighty, Gamskogel still towers high above the valley today.