Futuristic Steel Lodge Offers Mount Blanc Climbers a Beautifully Designed Safe Haven

The view is unreal.
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Although at first glance the Refuge du Goûter looks like the ultimate zombie apocalypse safe house, it's actually a safe haven for those brave enough to tackle Mount Blanc. Located in the French Alps and designed by Swiss architect Hervé Dessimoz the futuristic looking steel lodge will be the last stop off point for thousands of climbers each year as they make their ascent from Europe's highest peak.

The lodge, which is located 3,835m above sea level, is 16 metres high and sits precariously over the edge of a 1,500 metre drop. Capable of housing up to 120 people at a time it is entirely self sufficient for energy and water. Despite that crazy drop those staying in the Gouter hut should get a good nights sleep, reassured by the fact that its foundations have been sunk 14 metres down into the rock below.

As you can imagine, the Refuge du Goûter gets booked up pretty quickly and those without a reservation won't be allowed to stay. For more information on the lodge checkout the Refuge du Goûter website.

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Pascal Tournaire

Pascal Tournaire

Gudrun Berghadi, Lucien Fortunati, Pascal Tournaire

Gudrun Berghadi, Lucien Fortunati, Pascal Tournaire

Gudrun Berghadi, Lucien Fortunati, Pascal Tournaire

Gudrun Berghadi, Lucien Fortunati, Pascal Tournaire

Gudrun Berghadi, Lucien Fortunati, Pascal Tournaire

Gudrun Berghadi, Lucien Fortunati, Pascal Tournaire

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