Field Trip 13

Inner gorge-slot canyon system produced by repeated major base-level changes (Northern Calcareous Alps)

Diethard Sanders, Alfred Gruber

Field trip guide (pdf)

 

SlotCanyon

Inner bedrock gorges are widespread in valleys of the Alps, but their development is poorly documented. Slot canyons along inner gorges, and older slot canyons filled with sedimentary successions, can constrain the age and patterns of stream incision. The excursion demonstrates an inner gorge-slot canyon system formed by repeated major base-level changes over glacial-interglacial cycles.


Physical requirements:
Easy walk on roads and trails, 150 m altitude displacement

Equipment:
Catering for lunch, hiking gear, rain protection

Transportation:
By Mini bus, from and to Innsbruck

Accommodation:
not required

Number of participants:
minimum 7, maximum 16

Departure:
29.09.2016  9:00 . Innsbruck, Bus parking area behind SOWI building

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

Fees:
40 €