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A Famous Mountain Hut Collapses in French Alps

Nobody was injured during the rockfall which demolished the old ridge-side shelter

Earlier this summer, the Alpine Club of Canada completed the deconstruction of the Abbot Hut near Lake Louise. The decision to move the shelter out of the mountains was made because the ground beneath it was falling away.

This week, a famous mountain hut called the Bivouac de la Fourche in the French Alps was destroyed when the rock feature it was built on collapsed. Luckily, nobody was injured.

Located at the Col de la Fourche on the southwest face of Mont Maudit near Mont Blanc, it was a popular spot for climbers heading up the Kuffner Ridge. You can see what’s left of the smashed hut in the below video.

For more on the deconstruction of the Abbot Hut visit here.

Bivouac de la Fourche / Source

Destroyed Hut