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The new "Refuge du Gouter" (3.835 meters high -12,600 feet) at the Dome du Gouter (4.304 meters high, 14,120 feet) on the way to the summit of Mont-Blanc. The refuge is scheduled to open next summer. AFP photo

The new "Refuge du Gouter" (3.835 meters high -12,600 feet) at the Dome du Gouter (4.304 meters high, 14,120 feet) on the way to the summit of Mont-Blanc. The refuge is scheduled to open next summer. AFP photo

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The new "Refuge du Gouter" (3.835 meters high -12,600 feet) at the Dome du Gouter (4.304 meters high, 14,120 feet) on the way to the summit of Mont-Blanc. The ovoid architecture of Deca-Laage architects, H Group, ha been designed to fit to aesthetical and technical environmental constraints. AFP photo

The new "Refuge du Gouter" (3.835 meters high -12,600 feet) at the Dome du Gouter (4.304 meters high, 14,120 feet) on the way to the summit of Mont-Blanc. The ovoid architecture of Deca-Laage architects, H Group, ha been designed to fit to aesthetical and technical environmental constraints. AFP photo

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The new "Refuge du Gouter" (3.835 meters high -12,600 feet) at the Dome du Gouter (4.304 meters high, 14,120 feet) on the way to the summit of Mont-Blanc. The refuge is scheduled to open next summer. AFP photo

The new "Refuge du Gouter" (3.835 meters high -12,600 feet) at the Dome du Gouter (4.304 meters high, 14,120 feet) on the way to the summit of Mont-Blanc. The refuge is scheduled to open next summer. AFP photo

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The new "Refuge du Gouter" (3.835 meters high -12,600 feet) at the Dome du Gouter (4.304 meters high, 14,120 feet) on the way to the summit of Mont-Blanc. AFP photo

The new "Refuge du Gouter" (3.835 meters high -12,600 feet) at the Dome du Gouter (4.304 meters high, 14,120 feet) on the way to the summit of Mont-Blanc. AFP photo

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The new "Refuge du Gouter" (3.835 meters high -12,600 feet) at the Dome du Gouter (4.304 meters high, 14,120 feet) on the way to the summit of Mont-Blanc. AFP photo

The new "Refuge du Gouter" (3.835 meters high -12,600 feet) at the Dome du Gouter (4.304 meters high, 14,120 feet) on the way to the summit of Mont-Blanc. AFP photo

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The new "Refuge du Gouter" (3.835 meters high -12,600 feet) at the Dome du Gouter (4.304 meters high, 14,120 feet) on the way to the summit of Mont-Blanc. AFP photo

The new "Refuge du Gouter" (3.835 meters high -12,600 feet) at the Dome du Gouter (4.304 meters high, 14,120 feet) on the way to the summit of Mont-Blanc. AFP photo

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The new "Refuge du Gouter" (3.835 meters high -12,600 feet) at the Dome du Gouter (4.304 meters high, 14,120 feet) on the way to the summit of Mont-Blanc. AFP photo

The new "Refuge du Gouter" (3.835 meters high -12,600 feet) at the Dome du Gouter (4.304 meters high, 14,120 feet) on the way to the summit of Mont-Blanc. AFP photo

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The new "Refuge du Gouter" (3.835 meters high -12,600 feet) at the Dome du Gouter (4.304 meters high, 14,120 feet) on the way to the summit of Mont-Blanc. AFP photo

The new "Refuge du Gouter" (3.835 meters high -12,600 feet) at the Dome du Gouter (4.304 meters high, 14,120 feet) on the way to the summit of Mont-Blanc. AFP photo

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The new "Refuge du Gouter" (3.835 meters high -12,600 feet) at the Dome du Gouter (4.304 meters high, 14,120 feet) on the way to the summit of Mont-Blanc. By its size and the altitude, the reconstruction of the "Refuge du Gouter" is a major undertaking, construction began in summer 2010. AFP photo

The new "Refuge du Gouter" (3.835 meters high -12,600 feet) at the Dome du Gouter (4.304 meters high, 14,120 feet) on the way to the summit of Mont-Blanc. By its size and the altitude, the reconstruction of the "Refuge du Gouter" is a major undertaking, construction began in summer 2010. AFP photo

UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2012 09:14 PM IST
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The new "Refuge du Gouter" (3.835 meters high -12,600 feet) at the Dome du Gouter (4.304 meters high, 14,120 feet) on the way to the summit of Mont-Blanc. The ovoid architecture of Deca-Laage architects, H Group, ha been designed to fit to aesthetical and technical environmental constraints. AFP photo

The new "Refuge du Gouter" (3.835 meters high -12,600 feet) at the Dome du Gouter (4.304 meters high, 14,120 feet) on the way to the summit of Mont-Blanc. The ovoid architecture of Deca-Laage architects, H Group, ha been designed to fit to aesthetical and technical environmental constraints. AFP photo

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The new "Refuge du Gouter" (3.835 meters high -12,600 feet) at the Dome du Gouter (4.304 meters high, 14,120 feet) on the way to the summit of Mont-Blanc. The refuge is scheduled to open next summer. AFP photo

The new "Refuge du Gouter" (3.835 meters high -12,600 feet) at the Dome du Gouter (4.304 meters high, 14,120 feet) on the way to the summit of Mont-Blanc. The refuge is scheduled to open next summer. AFP photo

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The new "Refuge du Gouter" (3.835 meters high -12,600 feet) at the Dome du Gouter (4.304 meters high, 14,120 feet) on the way to the summit of Mont-Blanc. AFP photo

The new "Refuge du Gouter" (3.835 meters high -12,600 feet) at the Dome du Gouter (4.304 meters high, 14,120 feet) on the way to the summit of Mont-Blanc. AFP photo

UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2012 09:14 PM IST
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