|Lat/Lon:||45.92393°N / 6.95778°E|
|Elevation:||9321 ft / 2841 m|
New ladders -- existing access removed
The ladders which are directly across the Mer de Glace from Montenvers have been removed. A new access route has been constructed on the cliff about two kilometers southeast from the removed ladders. The refuge website has a map of the new access:
Some further information is available from chamonairde:
Nuove scale: accesso esistente rimosso
Le scale che si trovano direttamente attraverso la Mer de Glace da Montenvers sono state rimosse. Sulla scogliera è stata costruita una nuova via d'accesso a circa due chilometri a sud-est dalle scale rimosse. Il sito web del rifugio ha una mappa del nuovo accesso:
Alcune ulteriori informazioni sono disponibili su chamonairde:
The refuge is placed at the altitude of (2.841m) on a rocky spur on the left side of the "Glacier de la Charpoua" and overhang the "Mer de Glace".
It is considered a real "refuge" because it's managed by a keeper during the summer (not every day). But due to its small dimension, it's used as a bivouac with kitchen and beds in the same room and open permanently.
Its location allows the approach to all the peaks that surround the Charpoua basin, like: Drus, Aiguille Verte, Le Cardinal, L'Eveque and La Nonne.
In addition to this, it is situated in a location wherefrom the view of the mountains around is one of the most beautiful in the whole Mont Blanc group.
Especially for the inpressive view to the Aiguilles des Grands Charmoz and Aiguille du Grepon.
For this reason it is very advisable a tour without mountaineering purposes.
The refuge has a capacity of 12 places and its managed in summertime from july to august but not every day. Better to call for a reservation.
During the rest of the year it is open permanently, with beds, blanket and gas kitchen.
The owner of the hut is: the "Chamonix alpin guides"
The telephone number is: +33 4 50530088
Refuge "Envers des Aiguille" (2.520m) (3/4 hours EEA)
Refuge "Du Couvercle" (2.841m) (2/3 hours EEA)
Refuge "de Laschaux" (2.431m) (3/4 hours EEA)
Refuge "de Requin" (2.516m) (3/4 hours F)