Ever since the major international operation to rescue speleologist Johann Westhauser from the Riesending cave in 2014, the Untersberg mountain is familiar to many. Its deep caves and steep rock faces attract speleologists, climbers and even a performance artist. For some, it is a place of power, like Machu Picchu. The annual herding of cattle to the summer pastures high up in the mountains is a dangerous undertaking: travelling along steep, narrow paths, calls for utmost concentration. The intensity of life in the mountains is presumably what prompts the fascination that mountains exert on people.