Solvay Hut, Solvay Hut is a high mountain hut located on the northeastern ridge of the Matterhorn at an altitude of 4003 meters above sea level. The hut is located on the classic route of climbing the Matterhorn via the Hernley ridge. Who does not know, this is Switzerland. The capacity of the hut is 10 people (as many beds), a telephone for emergencies. The rules allow you to stop at the hut in exceptional cases, such as bad weather – but most climbers stop for a great photo and a short rest before the summit rush. It is only 470 vertical meters from the hut to the top.
The house was built in August 1915! Construction began with the lifting of all construction materials to the Hjörnli shelter (see photo), which is located at an altitude of 3260 meters, donkeys played an important role in carrying the loads :). Next, a small cable car (one could say trolls) was stretched, which delivered construction materials to a height of 4 km. The shelter was built in just five days.
In 1966, the hut was modernized, and already in 1976, a telephone cable was laid to the shelter for communication in emergency situations.
The hut got its name from the main sponsor, Ernest Solvay (1838-1922).
The view is simply gorgeous, it’s a pity that there is no shower in the lodge 🙂 Most climbers stop for luxurious selfies!
This is what the house looks like with a zoom.
How nice is it to stand above the clouds? Try it cool!
The photo shows a house in winter.
The area of the house allows you to safely prepare food and prepare for the storming of the summit.
At the moment, the house already has electricity and communication.
View at sunset
View of the house from the other side