Aiguille du Tour 3450m

Aiguille du Tour 3450m

Aiguille du Tour is a summit located in the heart of the Mont Blanc Massif. This alpine race is one of the most suitable for people wishing to learn about mountaineering. The ascent of the classic route offers a superb first experience in the high mountains: night in a mountain hut and incredible panoramas of the surrounding peaks such as Mont Blanc, the Aiguille Verte or the Chardonnet !
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2 days glacier hike at the Aiguille du Tour

2 days glacier hike at the Aiguille du Tour

With its summit at 3540 m, the Aiguille du Tour is located on the Glacier de Trient (in Switzerland) and on the Glacier du Tour (in France). It is without a doubt the ideal summit for a gentle introduction to mountaineering, facing a magnificent panorama of the mythical peaks of the Mont Blanc Massif! Your high mountain guide will supervise you throughout this expedition to enable you to acquire the basics of mountaineering on a varied terrain. You will have the opportunity to try crampons and ice axe and to practice climbing in snow and ice schools.
You will climb on glaciers in the heart of the Mont-Blanc massif, in the early morning the sun illuminates the Aiguille du Chardonnet, La Petite Fourche and Tête Blanche, from the terrace of the Albert 1er hut you can see the Aiguille Verte and its spectacular ice cap culminating at 4122m.

Day 1: Meeting point in Argentière, Parking du Tour in the morning. Possibility of carpooling - consult your guide.
We take the cable car from Le Tour to the Chalet de Charamillon (alt. 2185m).
From the top of the gondola, we walk 1h30 to reach the Albert 1er refuge (D+ 550m).
Initiation to the snow and ice school, depending on the conditions.
Dinner and night at the Albert 1er hut 
Day 2: Early morning departure from the Albert 1er hut.
Glacier walk with roped progression to reach the summit of the Aiguille du Tour (3 540m alt.) with a panoramic view between the Tour and Trient glaciers.
Walking time: between 7h and 8h. D+ 830m.
Return to the Tour car park at the end of the day.

Other routes for beginners in mountaineering:

Premiers 4000 au Mont-Rose 
Aiguilles Crochues en traversée
Découverte randonnée glaciaire


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Aiguille du Tour 3450m

The price includes
Supervision by 1 high mountain guide
Return lift ticket Le Tour - Charamillon
Reservation of the mountain refuge
Overnight stay in a refuge (dormitory with
possibility of bunk beds), dinner and breakfast.
Picnic lunch D2
Loan of safety pack with shovel, probe, DVA if necessary
Loan of harness and helmet if necessary

> If you have your own equipment, bring it along
The price does not include
Transport / car sharing to Argentière,
Price of the car park of the Tour
Insurance for mountain rescue, search and
and repatriation (Compulsory)
Cancellation/interruption insurance
trip/luggage (Recommended)
Rental of technical mountaineering equipment
Picnic lunch D1
Mineral water, drinks, food and extras
Everything that is not mentioned in the "price includes
Required level
Be a good walker; be able to walk at a speed of at least 300m/hour and achieve 1000m of ascent.
There is no obligation to be a mountaineer but at least to be familiar with the mid-range mountains and the snow.
You will be equipped with crampons.
Meeting point
RDV D1 in the morning at the Parking du Tour in Argentières.
Your guide will confirm the exact time of the meeting
Return to the Parking du Tour in Argentières at the end of the afternoon on day 2.
Important to know
your guide will propose you to postpone your ascent in the summer, or the following summer, according to the availability of the huts.

As a mountain professional, the guide reserves the right to adapt, modify or shorten the itinerary according to the weather conditions and/or the level of one or several participants. In this case, no refund will be made.

Any day of supervision added to the intial program initially proposed will be charged at 400€ / day (excluding accommodation, food and transport costs).
Favorable period
June to September, depending on weather conditions.
Dates to be communicated to us, according to availability at the time of booking.
The weather is a key factor, be flexible and ready to change the summit or dates to optimize your race.

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