Refuge de Tête Rousse

Refuge de Tête Rousse

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elevation: 3167 m

waypoint_type: hut

capacity: 12

capacity_staffed: 74

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quality: medium



phone: 04 50 58 24 97

custodianship : always_accessible


matress_unstaffed : yes

blanket_unstaffed : yes

heating_unstaffed : no

gas_unstaffed : no


No water, except bottled or going outside and melting snow.
Possibility to camp near the hut, “camp de Base”, no charge, toilets provided.

Winter Room :
Benches, table, Blankets, no stove

pedestrian access

There are several ways to get to the Tete Rousse hut.
1. The most popular is to take the Bellevue Telecabin from Les Houches and then the Tramway du Mont Blanc up to the Nid Aigle. From there follow the well used track on the left, up to under the Col des Rognes, (and the little shelter "Baraque forestiere des Rognes" 2768m). From here cross the boulder field going S to the ridge leading up to the true right bank of the Glacier du Tete Rousse, (another little shelter.) Cross the glacier to the Tete Rousse hut, or if going directly to the Goûter hut, traverse diagonally rightwards to reach the ridge on the true right bank of the Grand Couloir. (2h-3h from the Nid d'Aigle.)
2. More aesthetic is to avoid mechanical means and start either from Les Houches village, top of the Rue des Gens, (1100m), using the footpath to the Col du Mont Lachat 2077m, or from the parking at the end of the Bionnassay village (1400m) taking the track to the top of the Bellevue Lift, via the col du Voza and then the path along the Chamonix face of the Mt Lachat to the Col du Mont Lachat. From this col take the path to the Col des Rognes, recently renovated by the St Gervais guides, (superb setting), and so join the way up from the Nid d'Aigle. (5h-6h)


Beginning June to the end of September

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