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Is This the Coolest hut in the World?

The alps are riddled with rad alpine huts that give us outdoor-centric people access to incredible skiing and climbing. But this little hut (or bivvy) might just be our favorite. The Bivouac des Périades is small but mighty, and sits on the narrow Périades Ridge in the middle of the Mont Blanc massif dividing the Vallée Blache and the remote Leschaux valley. 

This hut is not an easy one to get to, but that might just be why we love it so much. Plus, the skiing around it looks phenomenal. More information here.  

Awesome hut, but there’s a typo, it should be Vallée Blanche, with an N

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