Timmelsjoch 2,474m is a high mountain pass that creates a link through the Ötztal Alps along the border between Austria and Italy.
The Timmelsjoch connects the Ötztal valley in the Austrian state of Tyrol to the Passeier Valley in the Italian province of South Tyrol, as it bridges the saddle point between the Jochköpfl 3,141m and Wurmkogl 3,082m peaks to its northeast and southwest, respectively. The pass is sometimes called the "secret passage" because it is little-used compared to the much easier and lower Brenner Pass some 25km to its east, and Reschen Pass some 60km to its west.
Location: Timmelsjoch Summit
Photographer: Martin Skidmore