Refuge Gervasutti Gives Climbers a Safe and Comfortable Shelter 9,300 Feet Up

 - Dec 9, 2011
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LEAPFactory's Refuge Gervasutti may very well be the base camp of the future. Refuge Gervasutti is an eco-friendly shelter designed to give climbers a place to rest and recharge comfortably and safely.

Refuge Gervasutti is completely self-sustainable, generating 2.5 Kwh of electricity via the solar panels on its roof. The refuge is 100 square feet and weighs a mere 5,500 pounds. Refuge Gervasutti was recently installed onto Mt. Blanc in the Alps where it currently sits at 9,300 off the side of a cliff. Refuge Gervasutti could make mountain climbing safer and allow researchers to spend more time atop the world's highest peaks. You can check out real-world and concept shots of the Refuge Gervasutti here.