The Alps, You Say?

Screen Shot 2014-10-30 at 9.41.13 PM...why, yes. The WSJ Off-Duty ran a piece on the most hard to reach, enticing hotels around the world. Above, we present to you, the Monte Rosa Hütte, an architectural landmark along one of Switzerland's most notorious mountain groups and, worthy of noting, sitting pretty next to a majestic cluster of glaciers. The catch? (But of course there is a catch)! It's a four-hour climb from the local train station - via hiking trails in the summer months, or alpine touring in the winter. The article notes that a guide is recommended for the less experienced - certainly not intimidating or anything...Watch this arrival for visual proof. The hotel, a modern, energy-independent structure 2883 m. above sea level, is the result of a collaboration between the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich and the Swiss Alpine Club. Be sure to view the other contenders that made WSJ's selection, here. 

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