Dôme du Goûter

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Dôme du Goûter
Mont Blanc and Dome du Gouter.jpg
Mont Blanc (centre left) and the Dôme du Goûter (right)
Highest point
Elevation4,304 m (14,121 ft)
Prominence58 mCol du Dôme [1]
Isolation1.98 kmMont Blanc
Coordinates45°50′34″N 6°50′36″E / 45.84278°N 6.84333°E / 45.84278; 6.84333Coordinates: 45°50′34″N 6°50′36″E / 45.84278°N 6.84333°E / 45.84278; 6.84333
Geography
Dôme du Goûter is located in Alps
Dôme du Goûter
Dôme du Goûter
Alps
LocationHaute-Savoie, France / Aosta Valley, Italy
Parent rangeGraian Alps
Geology
Mountain typeGranite/Porphyry
Climbing
First ascent17 September 1784 by Jean-Marie Couttet and François Cuidet
Easiest routeFrom Refuge du Goûter, 3,817 m, (F)

The Dôme du Goûter (4,304 m) is a mountain in the Mont Blanc massif. It is a shoulder of Mont Blanc, whose summit lies two kilometres to the south-east. The Dôme is traversed on ascents of Mont Blanc via the Bosses route.

The summit of the Dôme is marked as lying entirely within France on the French Institut Géographique National (IGN) map [2], although on Italian Istituto Geografico Militare (IGM) map [3] the summit appears to lie on the frontier between France and Italy.

The summit of the Dôme du Goûter

Refuge du Gouter[edit]

In 2014, the Refuge du Gouter opened, a mountain hut noted for its modern style.[2] From the hut the summit of the Dome du Gouter is about two hours away by foot.[3] The hut is located above the Aiguille du Gouter cliff and is constructed of wood and steel in a roughly egg shape.[4] The older shelter was a more basic metal shed that sat on the ice, whereas the new building has supports drilled into the rock.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mountains above 4000 metres in the Alps
  2. ^ a b Todd, Andrew (2015-10-21). "Eco-friendly architecture in the Alps hits new heights". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-05-30.
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Todd, Andrew (2015-10-21). "Eco-friendly architecture in the Alps hits new heights". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-05-30.

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