Großer Oscheniksee

Großer Oscheniksee, a brutal climb (20%) in Austria

Großer Oscheniksee is a high mountain reservoir at an elevation of 2.390m (7,841ft) above the sea level, located in Carinthia in Austria. It’s an epic, monster, killer climb with a gradient of 20% in parts.

The road to the summit is paved but narrow. It’s impassable from October to June due the snow. It’s said to be one of the hardest climbs of the Alps. The road was built to access the reservoir. The access is currently blocked by a barrier.

Starting from Innerfragant road, the ascent is 8.5 km long with 33 sharp hairpin turns. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1.216 meters and the average percentage is 14.30 %.
Pic&Video: Gábor Györgyi