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The Rabot Tourist Cabin Shelters Hikers in the Mountains

 - Aug 24, 2014
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The Rabot tourist cabin is a cabin located around 1,200 meters above sea level in the rugged Okstindan mountain range in Norway. It was designed by Norwegian architecture firm JVA. It is an official Norwegian Trekking Association cabin set up to shelter hikers from harsh weather.

The cabin, which borrows its name from late French geographer and glacier scientist Charles Rabot, measures 70 square meters is divided into seven dorm-style bedrooms with a total of 30 beds. The cabin also houses two bathrooms, a kitchen, dining room, mezzanine, two common areas and storage rooms stocked with firewood and fireplaces.

The Rabot tourist cabin's windows are specially calibrated to withstand powerful winds. The exterior cladding is constructed from thick local timber. The building is also designed to be energy-efficient, with a solar array providing electricity for lighting purposes.