Aiguille du Goûter web site The Refuge du Gouter mountain hut situated at 3835 metres is one of the most popular starting points for climbers attempting to summit Mont Blanc. The refuge du Gouter is the highest guarded mountain refuge in France has been completely rebuilt and now offers 120 beds.
wo years of work and 6 million Euros has gone into creating the new Gouter hut which is set to be a pioneering mountain hut, not just in terms of its architecture but also in its approach to energy sustainability and the environment. The new Refuge du Gouter will be able to accommodate 120 alpinists who will benefit from solar and wind powered electricity, triple glazing, recycled water, and many other eco-friendly features. Doors will open to the public on the 30th of August and an official opening will take place on the weekend of the 7-9th of September.
This is a modern hut both in terms of its approach and design and is utterly in line with other global initiatives to encourage mountain lovers to think responsibly and limit their environmental impact wherever possible.