1er refuge du goûter-1860

Auberges et refuges de la voie royale" open-air exhibition

Cultural, Exhibition, Historic in Saint-Gervais-les-Bains
  • During a hikearound Col de Voza, take a few minutes to discover the fascinating history of the mountain huts on the royal route to Mont Blanc and immerse yourself in the beginnings of mountaineering.

  • From the end of the 18th century, scientists, including the young Genevan scientist Horace Bénédict de Saussure, attempted to climb the summit of Mont Blanc. Initially unsuccessful, these early mountaineers were forced to set up the first high-altitude bivouacs. With the first ascents came the first shelters, hostels and refuges along the route of the Royal Route, opened in August 1855 by the British climbers Hudson, Kennedy and Smythe without guides via the north-west ridge. On 18 July...
    From the end of the 18th century, scientists, including the young Genevan scientist Horace Bénédict de Saussure, attempted to climb the summit of Mont Blanc. Initially unsuccessful, these early mountaineers were forced to set up the first high-altitude bivouacs. With the first ascents came the first shelters, hostels and refuges along the route of the Royal Route, opened in August 1855 by the British climbers Hudson, Kennedy and Smythe without guides via the north-west ridge. On 18 July 1861, it was the turn of Tuckett and L. Stephen, with Swiss guides, to complete the entire route from Saint-Gervais via the Aiguille du Goûter, the Dôme du Goûter and the Bosses ridge.
    From 1859 to the present day, the succession of facilities on the ascent route from Saint-Gervais via the Aiguille du Goûter has made it the normal route of Mont-Blanc.
  • Spoken languages
    • French
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  • All year 2024
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