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In the photo: Bivouac Fanton, the incredible hiker haven perched at 8,750 feet in the Dolomites of Italy

It will be difficult to find accommodation in Italy with a better view than this, but you will have to work to get it.

An amazing new hikers’ refuge has been built in the Dolomites at an elevation of 8,750 feet (2,667 m), but put up with the effort to reach it and you’ll be able to protect yourself from the weather and drink in a magnificent panorama of Marmarole Mountain. group through a large floor-to-ceiling window.

Incredible images show how the 34-foot (10.4 m) long cabin, called New Bivouac Fanton [bivouac means encampment], improbably sits on the edge of a ridge in truly wild and remote terrain. In one image, it actually looks like it is falling down the mountain.

The New Bivouac Fanton, pictured, offers an incredible panorama of the Marmarole mountain group.

The New Bivouac Fanton, pictured, offers an incredible panorama of the Marmarole mountain group.

The refuge is located on the edge of the Forcella Marmarole pass at an elevation of 8,750 feet (2,667 m)

The refuge is located on the edge of the Forcella Marmarole pass at an elevation of 8,750 feet (2,667 m)

The refuge is located on the edge of the Forcella Marmarole pass at an elevation of 8,750 feet (2,667 m)

The setup – the combination of the shelter’s silver angled design and extreme terrain – has a definite sci-fi feel.

The purpose of the bivouac, which is located next to the Forcella Marmarole pass, is to offer hikers shelter from the elements, and they can stay overnight without having to book in advance. It’s free and it’s open 24 hours a day.

Up to 12 people can be accommodated in the cozy 323-square-foot (30-square-meter) interior, which features individual bunk beds and storage space. Layers of fiberglass insulate them from the wind and cold, but there is no running water or toilet, so guests who respond to nature’s call will have to brave the elements.

The refuge was commissioned by the Auronzo section of the Italian Alpine Club (CAI), which oversees the refuges and hiking trails in the area and works to protect the alpine environment.

The setup - the combination of the shelter's silver angled design and extreme terrain - has a definite sci-fi feel.

The setup - the combination of the shelter's silver angled design and extreme terrain - has a definite sci-fi feel.

The setup – the combination of the shelter’s silver angled design and extreme terrain – has a definite sci-fi feel.

In this image, it appears as if the shelter is collapsing down the mountain.  Design studio Demogo says: 'Externally, its formal appearance takes on the characteristics of a rough volume suspended on a bristling cliff'

In this image, it appears as if the shelter is collapsing down the mountain.  Design studio Demogo says: 'Externally, its formal appearance takes on the characteristics of a rough volume suspended on a bristling cliff'

In this image, it appears as if the shelter is collapsing down the mountain. Design studio Demogo says: ‘Externally, its formal appearance takes on the characteristics of a rough volume suspended on a bristling cliff’

The hostel officially opened in August this year with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the town of Auronzo.

The hostel officially opened in August this year with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the town of Auronzo.

The hostel officially opened in August this year with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the town of Auronzo.

The spectacular design is the work of an Italian studio. Demogo, which first released its drawings of the shelter in 2015. Construction began three years later.

According to the CAIAn earlier attempt to place a shelter, the similarly titled Bivouac Fanton, where New Bivouac Fanton was built ended in failure, with high winds forcing the helicopter to maneuver it to “momentarily place” it on top of Val Baion. [a nearby valley], ‘where it then remained’.

Eventually, years of wear and tear rendered the original bivouac useless, so the CAI set out to replace it.

'It's an unstable balance,' says Italian design studio Demogo of the eye-catching design

'It's an unstable balance,' says Italian design studio Demogo of the eye-catching design

‘It’s an unstable balance,’ says Italian design studio Demogo of the eye-catching design

The refuge has capacity for 12 people, with layers of fiberglass that insulate visitors from the wind and cold.

The refuge has capacity for 12 people, with layers of fiberglass that insulate visitors from the wind and cold.

The cozy wooden interior of the New Bivouac Fanton is filled with bunk beds and storage space.

The cozy wooden interior of the New Bivouac Fanton is filled with bunk beds and storage space.

The refuge has capacity for 12 people, with layers of fiberglass that insulate visitors from the wind and cold. The cozy wooden interior (right) is filled with bunk beds and storage space.

The purpose of the refuge, which is located next to the Forcella Marmarole pass, is to offer hikers shelter from the elements, and they can stay overnight without needing to book in advance.  It's free and it's open 24 hours a day.

The purpose of the refuge, which is located next to the Forcella Marmarole pass, is to offer hikers shelter from the elements, and they can stay overnight without needing to book in advance.  It's free and it's open 24 hours a day.

The purpose of the refuge, which is located next to the Forcella Marmarole pass, is to offer hikers shelter from the elements, and they can stay overnight without needing to book in advance. It’s free and it’s open 24 hours a day.

The ‘New Bivouac Fanton’ was also difficult to position.

The shell of the new shelter was transported from a sports field in the town of Auronzo by helicopter last September, according to Corriere delle Alpi. The mission reportedly failed twice due to bad weather, but its third effort was successful.

The interior of the structure was built this summer, and it officially opened in August with a groundbreaking ceremony in Auronzo.

“It’s an unstable balance,” Demogo says of the design.

The refuge is southeast of the Marmarole's highest peak, the 2,932 m (9,619 ft) high Cimon del Froppa.

The refuge is southeast of the Marmarole's highest peak, the 2,932 m (9,619 ft) high Cimon del Froppa.

The refuge is southeast of the Marmarole’s highest peak, the 2,932 m (9,619 ft) high Cimon del Froppa.

The study adds: “Externally, its formal appearance takes on the characteristics of a crudely carved volume suspended on a bristling cliff.”

To reach the refuge, hikers can take the chairlift from the nearest town, Auronzo di Cadore, to the point where the Marmarole trails begin. The refuge is southeast of the Marmarole’s highest peak, the 2,932 m (9,619 ft) high Cimon del Froppa.

Demogo says: ‘The route to get there, which takes between four and five hours and an elevation gain of 5,249 feet (1,600 m), can be challenging, therefore it is suggested for experienced hikers.’ According to Hike One, the closest refuge to New Bivouac Fanton is ‘Rifugio Primula’, a five hour hike.

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