Veliki Štuoc is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.093m (6,866ft) above the sea level, located in Žabljak Municipality, in Montenegro.
Set high in the Durmitor mountain range, within the Durmitor National Park, the road to the summit is mostly paved and very narrow. It’s 12.5km (7.76 miles) long starting at Žabljak, the highest situated Balkan town. The last 1.8km are totally unpaved. The summit offers stunning views of the Tara canyon, the wide plateau village of Tepča and the cliffs of the Ćurevac peak.
Tucked away in the northwestern part of the country, the road to the summit is very steep, hitting a 14% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. Starting at Žabljak, the elevation gain is 741 meters. The average gradient is 5.92%. This road is usually impassable in winters.
Pic: Ivan Stoimenov