This 2-day mountaineering course is the ideal alpine summit
for a first mountaineering experience : Aiguille du Tour !
This climb gathers all aspects of high- mountaineering : a night in a mountain hut, early start with sunrise in the alpine, glacier hike to peak access and finally mixed climbing (snow and rock).
It is a great way to begin a long-life mountaineering career.
For any additionnal information or any booking,
feel free to contact us : + 33 4 50 53 00 88 or by e-mail.
Day 1 : Hiking to Albert 1er mountain hut
From the village of Le Tour, we ride the lift to Col de Balme and hike the trail to Albert 1er mountain hut (2 706 m) where we spend the night. Renovated in 2014, the hut is very comfortable, and its nice terrace is ideal to admire the sun setting on the Mont-Blanc range.
Day 2 : Climbing Aiguille du Tour
We leave very early in the morning. The climb is rated PD+. We hike up Le Tour glacier and reach the Trient glacier alpine plateau. The last 200 meters are a grade 3 mixed rock and snow climb to the peak.
We return back down in the valley by the end of the afternoon.
The guide might have to change the itinerary to suit the weather conditions or the group level and fitness.
In good shape: Can daily hike and/or climb vertical gain ranging from 700 to 1000 meters, 5 to 6 hours at a moderate hiking pace. Focus is laid on activity discovery and practice. For strong and dynamic hikers, looking for a first experience in multi-day hiking trip.
Approach to glacier hiking: For first timers who wish to learn basic glacier hiking techniques (hiking with crampons, roping up, elementary knots etc.)
Minimum 2 and maximum 4 people per guide.
In terms of group size, the Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix's guiding policy is one of the strictest in the mountain guiding industry.
1 night in dormitory, in catered mountain huts.
Picnic for lunch on Day 2, dinner & breakfast in mountain hut.
Water is not provided in the hut. Bring some cash (Euros) for your drinks.
ID or valid passport.
Having a repatriation insurance is mandatory. Cancellation insurance is highly recommended.
We provide optional insurance contracts for repatriation and trip cancellation.
Rendez-vous at 1.30pm at the bottom of Balme cable car, at Le Tour village.
You’ll be back in Chamonix on Friday in the middle of the afternoon.
PRICE : 380 euros per person, based on 2 persons minimum.
- mountain guiding services,
- 1 night in catered mountain hut with dinner and breakfast,
- picnic lunch on day 2,
- lift ticket.
Not included :
- personal equipment,
- mandatory repatriation insurance.
You are your own group (friends, family…)? We propose you a personalized trip; you chose your date of departure (depending on hut availability).
Phone: +33 450 53 00 88
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