Mountain hut life
IMMERSE YOURSELF IN NATURE AND REDISCOVER THE ESSENTIALS
Here Mother Nature has done her best. It is the beauty of the environment with its precious details that fills the soul and overshadows all that is struggle, worries, stress.
The high mountains, however, are certainly not for everyone: this is not easy territory to get to, where caution is always needed. In addition, being beyond delicate, this place requires knowledge and respect.
In this unconventional context our mountain hut tries to fit in attunedly with the utmost consideration of the site, and we ourselves are called upon to adapt, giving up some comforts that "perhaps" are not so necessary.
We don't hide to you, however, that up here our life is quite demanding: we live at the mountain hut continuously reducing to a minimum the trips to the valley, we wake up soon so that we can serve you breakfast already early in the morning, we work hard to ensure you a hot meal throughout the day along with a clean and comfortable ambience, we are at your disposal to give you all the necessary directions for your itineraries until late in the evening, when by now, darkness has arrived, our only company is the silence of the night that will certainly surprise you too.
Are you interested in learning more about how we arrange for water, electricity and supplies? Here below are some interesting facts.
- Through a series of pipes it is taken mainly from the snowfield adjacent to the mountain hut, so the water is from melting snow and ice. In addition, since problems have been occurring in recent years in terms of availability for the withdrawal of that snowfield, we have also worked to recover rainwater by putting up downspouts on part of the roof pitches. The goal then is to be able to store as much water as possible when it is available and at the same time to use this resource sparingly both by us and the Guests.
- With a system of specific filters and mineralizers, we potabilized the water on site. The idea came about first and foremost to reduce the environmental impact due to both transport to high altitudes by helicopter and cable car and the production of plastic waste.
- In order to optimize the production of hot water, a heat recovery system from generator sets was installed, implemented with solar collectors.
Thanks to the presence of diesel-powered generators we have electricity in the mountain hut to carry out all those activities inherent to the running of the facility (e.g., cooking, storing food, washing dishes, washing and drying laundry) and to offer basic services to the Guests (such as recharging their electronic devices). However in order to limit pollution including noise disturbance as much as possible, power generation is reduced to part of the day, during the rest of the hours we depend on batteries and therefore only basic functions are provided.
- Helicopter for large quantities and weights (fuels, beer barrels, etc.) - usually 3 to 4 times during the summer; freights are brought by road inside the Val Brenta to Malga Brenta Bassa, from where helicopter rotations depart.
- Cable car for daily supplies (food raw materials of various kinds, consumables, etc.) - generally every 2 days; goods picked up from the various suppliers in Val Rendena and the surrounding area by our pickup truck are taken up to the interior of the Val Brenta to the cable car that goes up to the Rifugio Brentei, at the Rifugio Brentei the transloading of the goods onto the cable car that comes to us takes place.
It converges in a phytocochlea system, which divides the solid part from the liquid part. The dry part is taken to the valley by helicopter at the end of the season, while the liquid part ends up in an imhoff tank, after which it goes to dispersal.