Le Tour Glacier Ice Climbing
Areas in Le Tour Glacier
Aiguille du Chardonnet 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 1 / 1 / 1
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DescriptionRock routes are available on south facing aspects of northern peaks or snow/ice routes on north facing aspects of southern peaks.
There is a good boot path along the northern side of the glacier maintained by trekkers which avoids most of the large crevasses. Following this path provides good access to rock routes on the north side of the glacier, or easier (albeit longer) access to ice routes by making a right turn and cutting south across the glacier once you're level with your objective. A direct path from the hut to the southern objectives is also possible, but the terrain is more difficult.
Getting ThereFrom Le Tour take ski lifts (Charamillon + Autannes) and trail to reach the Albert 1er hut at the foot of Le Tour Glacier. Stay at the hut or campsites are available just past the hut where you can find some privacy but still have access to the huts bathrooms and (potable) running water.
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