Les Refuges du Club Alpin, Le Couvercle, Chamonix, France
A VERY FINE 1962 original vintage poster of the Couvercle mountain refuge in the French Alps, featuring the dramatic Dent du Requin, or Shark’s Tooth peak, in the background.
Size 60cm x 40cm
Condition Very good. If you would like to know more please get in touch.
Background The ‘Couvercle’ refuge is a base for climbers at 2,687 metres altitude in the Mont Blanc massif. The word means ‘lid’ or ‘cover’ and refers to a huge rock which overhung the original refuge, built in 1904. The present refuge, first opened in 1932 and pictured here, stands about 70 metres from that site. It is famous for its panoramic views. The photograph shows the Dent du Requin with the Tacul Glacier behind it and Mont Blanc du Tacul beyond.
Publisher Ministère des Travaux Publics et des Transports, Commissariat Général au Tourisme.
Printer Lang, Paris