Architectural Marvel: The Spectacular House Set Amidst a Steep Swiss Mountain Landscape

This house was built on impossible terrain at a height of 4003 meters (13133 feet) in Switzerland in 1915. I wonder what technique was used to get it all up there, above the clouds…

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The highest house in the world is a stopping point for mountaineers conquering the Matterhorn peak in Switzerland.

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Solvay Hut is a small wooden house located halfway up the Matterhorn mountain near Zermatt in the Valais canton, Switzerland.

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At an altitude of 4,003 meters, it is the highest mountain hut in the world. Its main function is to provide food and a resting place for mountaineers.

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However, Solvay Hut can only be used in emergency cases. It is located above the Hörnli Hut at about 743m and is 475m away from the mountain peak.

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Many climbers who conquer the Matterhorn peak stop by outside Solvay Hut to admire the scenery of the Monte Rosa mountain range.

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Solvay Hut was built in 1915. Materials were brought up to Hörnli Hut using pack animals, and from there, a temporary cable system was used to transport the materials to an altitude of over 4,000 meters.

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The house was constructed in just 5 days. In 1966, it was rebuilt, and in 1976, an emergency telephone station was installed.

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The house is named after Ernest Solvay (1838-1922), a Belgian mountaineer, explorer, and businessman. Solvay also contributed funds for the construction of this facility.

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