Alongside Bealach na Ba, The Lecht is another of Scotland’s long and leg-burning climbs, rising for three kilometres up to the ski centre of the same name.
The slope kicks up to its maximum gradient of 20 per cent almost immediately and continues for some way before a slight descent makes way for another sharp kick in the road.
This pattern of false flats and brutal ramps continues, with little time to enjoy the stunning scenery surrounding a road which is closed in inclement conditions. The snow poles that line the road give an indication as to just how harsh this climb can be.
The road then ramps up one final time before bending around to the peak, and while The Lecht may lack the altitude of the Alps, how often can you say climbed to a ski station in the UK?
Average gradient: Eight per cent
Maximum gradient: 20 per cent