> (In reply to daniel baker)
> but fully booked, according to poster in "New Gouter Hut" thread
Hmmm, that post was on the basis of a communication from the Syndicat des Guides on the 3rd May (bookings had opened on the 2 May) which said that the guides' allocation of places in the hut for the summer had already been snapped up. I must admit that I didn't look at the booking conditions for the general public on the Gouter site which seem to be rather different and at a glance seem to be a fairer syetem. Sorry for jumping to conclusions... though I'm absolutely sure it'll still be a bit of a lottery.