Refuge du Gouter by Groupe h (6)

Refuge du Gouter in France’s Alps highest mountain shelter at 3’835 m, an innovative, environmentally friendly and self-sufficient building, by Group h, that can welcome up to 120 people.

“A real human and technical challenge, this project is under the supervision of the French Federation of Alpine and Mountain Clubs (FFCAM), project owner.

Refuge du Gouter by Groupe h (5)

Refuge du Goûter, a symbol of mountaineering
“The history of this building is inseparable from the history of mountaineering and Mont-Blanc. The last shelter before the summit, the Refuge du Goûter is situated at an altitude of 3’835 m on the route most used by climbers from every corner of the world: the legendary “normal route”. The first structure – a simple hut – was built in 1854. Outdated and far from meeting modern environmental standards, the present shelter was erected in 1960. It will make way for the new building, which will be innovative and environmentally friendly and will be able to receive up to 120 people at one time. The existing annex will be preserved and transformed into a winter and back-up shelter.”

Refuge du Gouter by Groupe h (4)

Refuge du Gouter by Groupe h (2)

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