Like all glaciers, also Gurgler Ferner has a moving past. Glaciers are flowing and changing permanently. Crevasses can appear and disappear again. Not least because of this fact, Gurgler Ferner features a suspension bridge. Hikers can now cross the moraines effortlessly. The unrivaled bridge is named after Auguste Piccard, the famous researcher who took off in his hot air balloon some 90 years ago in order to set a world record – but he landed on Gurgler Ferner. The locals rescued Piccard and took him down to the village. A moving past. An adventure that hikers can rediscover to some extent even today.