So close to the heavens...
Renovation works at the highest mountain hut in South Tyrol
Renovation works on the Becherhaus, the highest mountain hut in South Tyrol, began short ago in August 2020. The Alpine Work team (purchaser is the province of South Tyrol) have been achieving great things up here at 3,915 metres above sea level, where the intention is to maintain the unique, original character of the mountain refuge hut.
Plans comprise the complete renovation of the windows, the roof and the facade, for which larch shingles will be used as in the past and the new shutters will resplend in red and white once more. Mountaineers can also look forward to a new terrace on the west side and, to the east, a roomy, comfortable Stube wood-panelled living room for sociable evenings in the new extension.
The interior will also get a complete overhaul, including new heating and sanitary facilities which comprise a self-sufficient photovoltaic energy supply and a new water supply system. Plans also include, naturally, extensive fire-proofing and escape exits.