Dôme du Goûter

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.

Dôme du Goûter
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
Dôme du Goûter
LocationHaute-Savoie, France / Aosta Valley, Italy
Parent rangeGraian Alps
Mountain typeGranite/Porphyry
First ascent17 September 1784 by Jean-Marie Couttet and François Cuidet
Easiest routeFrom Refuge du Goûter, 3,817 m, (F)

The summit of the Dôme is marked as lying entirely within France on the French Institut Géographique National (IGN) map , although on Italian Istituto Geografico Militare (IGM) map the summit appears to lie on the frontier between France and Italy. In June 2015, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi expressed repeated claims on the territory. [2] [3] [4]

Goûter Refuge

In 2013, the Goûter Refuge opened, a mountain hut noted for its modern style.[5] From the hut the summit of the Dome du Gouter is about two hours away by foot.[6] The hut is located above the Aiguille du Gouter cliff and is constructed of wood and steel in a roughly egg shape.[7] The older shelter was a more basic metal shed that sat on the ice, whereas the new building has supports drilled into the rock.[5]

See also

  • List of 4000 metre peaks of the Alps


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