Gentle Giant - Otter's Paradise in Capercaillie County

Gentle Giant - Otter's Paradise in Capercaillie County

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Compared to its fellow summits in the Alps, the Oetscher is not very high: in fact less than 2,000 meters. But among the gentle slopes of western Lower Austria it really is a giant, with shoulders broad enough to bear the last of the Alps' virgin forests, the country's coldest plateau where temperatures fall to -50, the oldest trees in all of Austria and her very own Grand Canyon, the Tormauer.