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Hikers' hi-tech hut Finishing touches put to solar powered Monte-Rosa hut

High above the skiing mecca of Zermatt stands the ultra modern eco-friendly Monte-Rosa hut, which replaces the old hut 80m to the south. The SFr6.5 million building, which looks like a glass crystal, was developed by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, and uses solar technology for most of its energy and heat requirements. Swiss TV had a sneak preview ahead of the official opening. (SF,

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