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Info and fun facts about the Alps

Follow our Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB) condition reports, and use our TMB tips & tricks series to get properly prepared. You can also find informative articles about alpine culture, plants and wildlife.
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What is a mountain refuge?

What is a mountain refuge? A mountain refuge makes high-altitude, mountain activities possible. They offer over-night accommodation, and are essential to activities such as hut-to-hut hiking and snowshoeing. They’re also used by mountaineers and skiers, as a way to access the high mountains (e.g. most people who climb Mont Blanc stay in a refuge). Mountain...

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