Field Trip 12

Large-scale catastrophic rock slope failures in the Ötz-Inn-Loisach Valley region

Marc Ostermann, Christoph Prager

Field trip guide (pdf)

 

Rockslides

Several major rock slope failures and their resulting deposits occur spatially clustered in the Oetz-Inn-Loisach-Valley region. The field trip visits some of the most outstanding examples of these large-scale catastrophic landslides and shows their impact on the valleys they descended in. Focus is attributed to the ages, potential causes, kinematics, accumulation patterns and geomorphological impacts of these major deep-seated rock slope failures.

First day: Innsbruck - Eibsee – Fernpass – Tschirgant - Innsbruck

Second day: Innsbruck - Habichen – Tumpen – Niederthai - Längenfeld - Innsbruck


Physical requirements:
Easy accessible for everybody, only short walks of less than one hour at the individual stops

Equipment:
Good footwear and rain equipment is  mandatory, packed lunch

Transportation:
By bus, from and to Innsbruck

Accommodation:
Overnight stay in Innsbruck not included in the fee!

Number of participants:
minimum 10, maximum 28

Departure:
29.09.2016 and 30.09.2016  8:30 Innsbruck, Bus parking area behind SOWI building

Return:
29.09.2016 and 30.09.2016 ~ 18:00 Innsbruck, Bus parking area behind SOWI building

Fees:
115 €     Overnight stay in Innsbruck not included in the fee!