Getting lost is almost impossible. Firstly, bright yellow signposts show the direction and secondly, there is actually only one option. Always straight ahead, the Ache brooklet on the left. Summer at the back and winter already in view. The eternal glacier ice has meanwhile lost its expiration date. And thirdly, I'm on the way with Mario, an experienced mountain guide of Alpincenter Obergurgl.
Getting started was easy. From the village center of Obergurgl at 1907 m you just follow the signposted trail to Gurgler Ache brook. From there, steep grass slopes take you to the first orientation point of Küppelealm at 2300 m. The small, decayed Alpine hut is now used by shepherds as a storage point for salt and concentrated food.
We pass a small fish pond that mirrors the snow-topped mountain giants one to one. The higher we hike, the better we can look into the secluded side valleys of Gurgl’s mountain world.