How far would you go for a room with a view? Incredible Italian campsite offers staggering views of Alps – but you have to abseil down a rock face to get there

How far would you go for a room with a view? This extreme campsite may offer sights like no other – but you have to abseil down a rock face to get there.

Built high into the Grandes and Petites Jorasses mountains in Italy, the Bivouac Gervasutti offers breath-taking views of the surrounding scenery and although the perilous journey isn’t for the faint-hearted, daredevils are rewarded with an incredible sight.

The extreme campsite is built high into the Grandes and Petites Jorasses mountains in Italy

The extreme campsite is built high into the Grandes and Petites Jorasses mountains in Italy

Located high in the Italian alps, 2,835 metres above sea level, the funnel-like hut offers adventurers a much needed refuge from the harsh alpine climates.

And its uninterrupted views of snowy mountain tops and luscious green valleys, actually come for free as visitors are invited to use the shelter without charge.

The unique structure is capable of sleeping up to twelve weary travellers at once

The unique structure is capable of sleeping up to twelve weary travellers at once

Seen protruding over the edge of a rock face, the unique structure is capable of sleeping up to twelve weary travellers at once and is split into three parts, the entrance, lunch room and dormitory.

Thanks to its unique location, the hideaway is completely energy self-efficient and uses solar panels to power its heat and electricity.

To gain access to the Bivouac Gervasutti you have to abseil down a rock face

To gain access to the Bivouac Gervasutti you have to abseil down a rock face

The shelter is located high in the Italian alps, 2,835 metres above sea level

The shelter is located high in the Italian alps, 2,835 metres above sea level