Bivacco Gervasutti - Capsule At The Edge Of A Cliff In The High AlpsBivacco  

Are you looking to spend a night or two in a space-age capsule that appears to be teetering off the edge of a cliff?

Set 9,300 feet (2,835 meters) above sea level on the Frebouze Glacier in the Mont Blanc massif in Italy, Bivacco Gervasutti, named after the Turin-born Alpine climber Giusto Gervasutti, replaces a modest wooden shelter built in his memory in 1948.

Type: Mountain
Location: Lavachey  Italy  West Europe
Bivacco Gervasutti

Mont Blanc, literally meaning “White Mountain,” has the highest peak in Europe and lies in a range that spans Italy and France.

Bivacco Gervasutti on the rocks in the Alps

Mont Blanc is now home to this capsule hotel, a popular hiking, skiing, and snowboarding spot.

Bivacco Gervasutti from the top with the solar panels

They were designed and built by Italian architects Luca Gentilcore and Stefano Testa, using helicopters to fly in each section.

People at the Bivacco Gervasutti

Anyone capable of the challenging ascent from Val Ferret by foot is welcome to visit and stay in the bivouac.

Bivacco Gervasutti side view

With solar-powered energy and Internet access, this modern Alpine shelter is far from the old, draughty wooden version.

Bivacco Gervasutti sunset

Bivacco Gervasutti stairs

Bivacco Gervasutti interior with Alps views

Bivacco Gervasutti Christmas decoration on the window

The unique new structure includes living and dining areas and two sleeping quarters that can accommodate up to twelve people.

Bivacco Gervasutti mountain shelter room with 12 bunk beds