In the land of Mont Blanc
The refuge is located in the Massif du Mont-Blanc – French Alps, in the town of Saint-Gervais les Bains, in the Haute-Savoie department, in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.
Coordinates (WGS84): DMS: 45 ° 49’56.388 “N / 6 ° 47’48,12” E – DD: 45.8323300N / 6.7967000E – Altitude: 2730m.
History of the refuge
It was the guides of our valleys who built this refuge with their hands in 1991. The Association “The Friends of the Plan Glacier Refuge” took care of it the following years. In 2008, it was transferred to the municipality of Saint-Gervais, a new owner who completely renovated it in 2006. Previously, two other shelters had been built at different locations, but were destroyed by avalanches.
Since 2019, we are the new guardians of the refuge! Trainee mountain leaders, we will be happy to share with you our knowledge of the mountains and of the country of Mont Blanc. Also responsible for humanitarian and scientific bases, we travel the world and can share the stories of our wanderings.
The refuge in winter
The refuge is not kept in winter, but the dormitory is open. Nevertheless, it may be necessary to clear the shelter to enter … A bottle of gas remains in place for you to cook. Thank you for respecting the place.