A very demanding road to Gaisskarferner

Gaisskarferner is a high mountain chairlift at an elevation of 3.168m (10,393ft) above the sea level, located in the Austrian state of Tyrol. It's one of the highest roads of Europe.


The road to the summit is extreme. 4x4 vehicles only. Do not travel this road in severe weather conditions. Avalanches, heavy snowfalls and landslides can occur anytime, being extremely dangerous due to frequent patches of ice. It’s a very demanding challenge. Impassable in winters, the road to the mountain station is gravel with some rocky sections. The road is broad and very solid and provides a tremendous and very steep challenge The climb is very tough and very steeply rising. Departing from Mutterberg, at an elevation of 1.700m above the sea level, the ascent is 10km. Over this distance the elevation gain is 1.450m and the average gradient is 14.5%. Anyhow, the outline shows alternating flat passages and extremly steep parts with more than 20%.
Pic: Alexander R