Grosser Speikkogel

A very steep road to Grosser Speikkogel in the Lavanttal Alps

Grosser Speikkogel is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.130m (6,988ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Styria and Carinthia, in Austria.

Set high in the Lavanttal Alps, the road to the summit is totally paved but closed for public traffic. The summit hosts radio, TV and radar devices. The road was built in 1976.

Tucked away on the southern part of the country, the road to the summit is very steep, hitting a 20.4% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. Starting at Parkplatz Koralpe, the ascent is 4.3km (2.67 miles) long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 480 meters. The average gradient is 11.16%. The difficulty of the climb lies in its irregularity and in the difficult final kilometers.
Pic: Alexander Schrenk



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