Albert 1er & Tête Blanche Albert 1er & Tête Blanche


Straddling the French and Swiss border, this is a mixed course of snow and rock without major technicalities or difficulties.

During this 2 day journey, we will discover the extent of the Tour glacier and the majestic peaks surrounding it. We spend the night in a mountain refuge built on a rocky outcrop overlooking the glacier.


Day 1: Ascent to the Albert 1er refuge via the cable car and chair lift to the Col de Balme 2100m where we take the walking path that leads to the refuge.
Day 2:  Departure from the refuge just before sunrise, with a 15 minute walk on the rocky terrain before reaching the glacier.  Cramponning and walking upwards for approximately 3 hours and watching the granite towers absorb the 1st sunrays of the day, with the reward of an exceptional panorama from the summit.
Descent through the same itinerary and arrival to Le Tour village around mid afternoon.


Confirmed hikers that would like to go further. About 7h walk on the second day.



technical equipment     
clothes       additional equipment
 rucksack of 45L  mountaineering trousers  sunglasses, goggles
 crampons  thick fleece or equivalent  sun cream
 harness  light fleece  food & beverage
 walking poles        windproof jacket  camera
 ice axe  gloves  headlamp
 helmet  balaclava, beanie  sleeping bag liner
 mountain boots  leggings, technical underwear, long sleeve tee-shirt , socks, a change of clothes  first aid kit

* supplied by the guide

A more complete list can be supplied by your guide before your departure. You can hire the technical equipment such as mountaineering shoes, crampons and ice axe at the local sport shops.


*Participant: 6 maximum per guide in a group
*Period: June to September
Private guides also available for glacier hikes (4 people maximum per guide) 


339 € per person in a group
This rate includes : guiding fee for 2 days, one 1/2 board night in a refuge, a lunch, the lifts and the security equipment (provided by the guide)
It doesn't include first day lunch, drinks in the refuge.
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