Ahornach - The birthplace of Kammerlander
Hans Kammerlander, famous climber and South Tyrolean mountaineer has taken his first steps right here in the mountain of the area: Mt. Großer Moosstock, a peak that reaches 3,059 meters above sea level, and he has climbed it for the first time at the age 8.
From here started a long career full of successes and 13 peaks above eight thousand including the Himalayas, the Karakorum, and the descent on skis from the Nanga Parbat.
The village of Ahornach in Tauferer Ahrntal is about 1,400 meters above sea level and offers stunning views of the mountains of Ahrntal. On a clear day the view extends to the peaks of the Dolomites until Kronplatz in the nearby Pustertal.
Ahornach, a destination for sports enthusiasts
Those who love the sport during a holiday, in Ahornach, certainly not remain unfulfilled! Here you can practice many sports, surrounded by unspoiled nature all year round! In summer there are opportunities for hiking in the Natural Park. A walk much loved, especially by those who like geology, is that Poien Valley, where you can see some very interesting geological formations just off the Poien mountain hut.
Two other sport very practised in Ahornach, for the particular wind conditions of the area, are paragliding and hang gliding. Soar and admire the valley below is truly an experience that will leave you speechless! In the area you can find schools and instructors. In summer, you can also go rafting along the rough waters of the streams in the area.
For lovers of winter, the slopes of the Speikboden are in the immediate vicinity and offer slopes always perfectly suited for the whole family. Ahornach is surely the ideal holiday destination for lovers of active life and fit!