Tiefenbachklamm, Tirol, Austria
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N 47° 28.775 E 011° 51.929
32T E 715885 N 5262441
Quick Description: Tiefenbachklamm, Tirol, Austria
Location: Tirol, Austria
Date Posted: 2/12/2012 8:08:23 AM
Waymark Code: WMDPXB
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member condor1
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Long Description:
Apart from the "Kaiserklamm" (= Emperor Gorge) in the municipality of Breitenbach there exists a second canyon, which is also well worth seeing - the "Tiefenbachklamm" (= Deep River Gorge). The Tiefenbachklammm is located between Brandenberg and Kramsach and is an unforgettable piece of nature. The hike through the gorge and back again takes about 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

An unforgettable experience for the whole family.

The entrance into the Tiefenbachklamm is free of charge. On days of heavy rain and from November to April the gorge is closed for safety reasons!

Gorges are magical places, where the land is split and mountains are divided. The alpine canyons were formed in the last ice age around 10,000 years ago and have being changing ever since, albeit ever so slowly. Time and water has shaped and sculptured their curved walls with the seasons. Right after the winter the big thaw begins, which amounts to a sudden thunder of white water gushing through the narrowest parts of the Alps and constantly digging deeper into the rock. The noise of nature, in full force relieves itself as it prepares itself for the next season. The cycle begins again.

Within two walk-in canyons the Brandenberger Ache breaks through the two main rocks of the northern Alps: The Kaiserklamm north of Brandenberg mostly consists of a special kind of limestone called "Wettersteinkalk" and the Tiefenbachklamm to the south near Kramsach is formed of the slightly younger main dolomite. Between the two gorges, there are mountain slopes with about 80 million years old "Gosau" layers. Since these are here largely built up by soft sand stone, they weather easier and the valley is getting wider.

By looking into the valley of the Tiefenbachklamm one can well see the sloping diagonal layers of dolomite on the right side. The moraine at the bottom constists of crystalline bedrock, that does not typically appear as such in the limestone region. The Inn valley glacier has deposited it here during the last ice age from all kinds of debris from the Central Alps, from which one can conclude that the gorge has to be quite old. How the dolomite formation was going on, is still not fully understood. The most common form is the "main dolomite". This 200-220 million year old rock from the Upper Triassic is one of the most common rocks of the Limestone Alps and is slightly younger than the Wettersteinkalk.
Waymark is confirmed to be publicly accessible: yes

Access fee (In local currency): .00

Requires a high clearance vehicle to visit.: no

Requires 4x4 vehicle to visit.: no

Public Transport available: no

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