Aiguille du Tour 2-day guided climb

Learn the basics of mountaineering and have the chance to summit l'Aiguille du Tour in the Mont Blanc range together with Julia, an IFMGA-certified guide.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level

Easy

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    The climb of Aiguille du Tour (3540m) is a perfect 2-day guided tour for the ones who want to learn the basics of mountaineering.

    During this course you will also put your learnings into practice by climbing a very nice peak of the Mont Blanc Range.

    I particularly like climbing Aiguille du Tour because of the beauty of the landscapes surrounding us. Furthermore, the sunrise from le Glacier du Tour is just stunning!

    This course takes place very close to Chamonix. These 2 days walking on glacier can be easily combined with some holidays you would spend in Haute Savoie.

    L’Aiguille du Tour is located between the Trient plateau in Switzerland and the Tour Glacier, in France. It offers a beautiful view on some of the most famous mountains of the massif. Among them, there are the Mont Blanc, the Aiguille Verte and the Aiguille du Chardonnet.

    In addition, during these 2 days I will teach you how to walk roped, how to hike on a glacier with crampons and how to use an ice axe. These are all the basic techniques you will need in order to spend time in high altitude. Once the course finishes you will be ready for more challenging mountaineering routes in the Alps or anywhere else.

    I usually go there for a 2-day tour sleeping one night at the Albert 1er mountain hut. At the end of the description you’ll find more details about the full itinerary. However, we can adapt the program according to your wishes, the time you have and your climbing level.

    Finally, let me recommend you to read this very nice article which narrates the adventure of 4 fathers and their sons who I guided to Aiguille du Tour in August 2016.

    Please get in touch with me and let me know what you are interested in. I’ll be glad to show you this beautiful place and enjoy these amazing views from up there.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    840 EUR

    Group of 2
    420 EUR

    Group of 3
    267 EUR

    Group of 4
    200 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
     The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc).
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Hike from the Balme chair lift till the Albert 1er refuge

      The hike will take us around 2 hours. Based on the program, we can start in the morning or in the afternoon. I usually bring my clients on the glacier once we arrive at Albert 1er, in order to do some exercises and be prepared for the next day.

    • Day 2Ascent of Aiguille du Tour and hike back to the valley

      We will wake up early (around 4am) and go for the summit of Aiguille du Tour. We will then hike back, pass by the refuge and walk down to le Tour in the valley.

     
     

    Other details

     
    Meeting point

    Chamonix or at le Tour directly

    Accommodation

    Albert 1er mountain hut

    More info

    I can provide you with part of the equipment : helmet, harness, crampons and ice axe.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    I grew up far from the mountains, and I didn't imagine what was waiting for me...
    When I was 17, I had the first symptoms: I left without second guessing it my foreign tongues studies and I settled at Briançon, in the Hautes-Alpes, to satiate my passion for snowboarding. I practiced non-stop for some winters, spending the "summers" in the southern hemisphere.
    The virus started spreading: my love for large spaces led me to get certified as a mountain leader.
    During 10 years, I spent my summers taking groups to discover the most beautiful hikes around the Ecrins massif.
    During this time, I discovered alpinism and a there was a new spark in my eyes. The diagnostic came fast: I was severely passionate about the mountains. Since then I never stopped dreaming of every kind of ascent, and I organised my everyday life to try to achieve many of them.
    I learned to appreciate equally the end of the mountain journey and the friend or rope parter with whom I share my trips. After 10 years going through paths with hiking groups and with a fierce desire to go higher, I started studying to become a High Mountain Guide. I became IFMGA-certified in August, 2017.
    Today I propose to travel this path, leading us sometimes to a summit, to admire the vastness of the horizon, taking us to something simple, pure and essential.
    My head is filled with memories and projects, and I would be thrilled to share one with you. But I'm also here to help you turn your own project into a reality.

     
     
     

     

    What People are Saying about -Julia Virat

    • 2 reviews

     

    Ce périple de 4 jours où l\'on était 4 paires de pères et fils a été juste magnifique ! Cette ascension de l\'Aiguille du Tour a permis de nous réunir et de nous souder encore plus. Parfois on a du subir les grognements des autres participants mais bon, cela fait partie du jeu. Enfin, si une telle expérience était à refaire, je le ferais les yeux fermés.
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    Jules
    Nous avons tous vécu une formidable expérience lors de notre montée au sommet de l\'Aiguille du Tour. L\'ambiance et l\'entraide entre père et fils nous a permis d\'atteindre le sommet. Ce voyage nous a permis de découvrir l\'alpinisme car aucun des fils n\'en avait encore fait. Le lever de soleil sur les Alpes est juste fantastique, c\'est un souvenir inoubliable. Le beau temps nous a permis d\'observer les sommets les plus connus des Alpes. Ce voyage fut inoubliable et j\'espère encore pouvoir en faire pendant les années à venir.
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    William
     

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