Driving the Grossglockner

From Wikipedia:

The Grossglockner High Alpine Road (in German Großglockner-Hochalpenstraße) is the highest surfaced mountain pass road in Austria.

It connects Bruck in the state of Salzburg with Heiligenblut in Carinthia via Fuscher Törl and Hochtor Pass at 2,504 m (8,215 ft). The road is named after the Grossglockner, Austria’s highest mountain.

I can’t remember what I was reading that lead me to read the above passage of text, but for some reason it seemed like a really appealing road to drive! 

Two months, and a 22 year old Lexus later I was at the foot of it ready to go.

We made it to the top! The descent was a bit hairy in places with a bit of brake fade thrown in the mix!


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