Schlink Hilton Hut was constructed by the Snowy Mountains Authority 1960-61 as a base for workers maintaining and upgrading the highest powerline in Australia, between Guthega Power Station and Khancoban. The name derives from pioneer ski tourer Dr Herbert Schlink, first to ski the classic Kiandra to Kosciuszko tour, and the hut once being the largest and most comfortable staff quarters within the backcountry.
From the KHA archives, on the 1980 NPWS proposal to demolish 18 huts.
Allan Moult, 'Kosciusko huts: the countdown has started', Outdoors, September 1 980, pp. 6 1-64.
"Now the huts are under threat again. A new management review proposes the demolition of 18 huts and carefully builds up a case for the eventual demolition of many more."