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.
We are very glad to welcome you to Plan Glacier and to share these privileged moments, up there, out of the world. As mountain leaders, we will be delighted to exchange with you about the Mont Blanc region. Being also responsible for humanitarian and scientific bases, we travel the world and will be able to share the stories of our peregrinations.
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 … There is no gas, no dishes and no running water. Thank you for respecting the place and do not hesitate to send us news !