A desire to climb

beautiful summits?


When it was built in the early 1980s, the Robert Blanc refuge's primary vocation was mountaineering. And this activity is still deeply rooted in the refuge.

Indeed, it is the starting point for many races offering a very varied range of practices and difficulties in one of the less frequented parts of the Mont Blanc massif.

Due to the easy runs around, and the variety of the terrain, the Robert Blanc refuge is an ideal place for initiation to mountaineering.

The Dôme des Glaciers is a great initiation course, but also a training course for other goals such as Mont Blanc.


From the Robert Blanc refuge, you can also access (and vice versa) the Conscrits refuge located on the Contamines-Montjoie slope, via the Col du Tondu.

Refuge des Conscrits

  • via the Col du Mont Tondu, walk down the Mont Tondu glacier and go up to the Refuge des conscrits refuge des Conscrits
  • par le col des Glaciers, descendre la pente Nord jusqu’au glacier de Tré-la-Tête, et remonter au refuge.