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Aiguille du Tour (3540m) guided ascent

Aiguille du Tour
Aiguille du Tour
Aiguille du Tour
Aiguille du Tour
Aiguille du Tour

This 2-day Aiguille du Tour ascent is perfect for beginner mountaineers. Dare join certified guide Benjamin on this truly memorable experience!

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2 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep



This amazing 2-day ascent of Aiguille du Tour (3540), on the border between France and Switzerland, is a great ascent for beginner mountaineers.

The route to the summit is really fun and also extremely diverse (snow and mix terrain). This is one of the main reasons why I recommend Aiguille du Tour to my clients! It is a particularly great practice route to prepare for more difficult challenges.

The views as you go up are particularly stunning! Because this needle is located between the Glacier du Tour and the Glacier du Trient, the views on the way to the summit are out of this world.

We will be staying at the Refuge Albert 1er. for the night. You won’t believe how comfortable this hut is. And the hosts are really friendly too!

We can attempt this climb between the months of June and September. I can take a maximum of 2 clients with me.

We will meet in Chamonix and start our ascent from Le Tour. You need to be in good physical condition. Some mountaineering experience might help but is not necessary.

If this Aiguille du Tour ascent sounds like a plan, contact me and we’ll work on the details. I promise a truly memorable experience!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

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

Accommodation and half-board at the hut are not included in the price. Lifts are not included either.



In Refuge Albert 1er.

Meeting point

Chamonix, France

About the guide

The Jura massif is an ideal place to learn and grow your experience in alpine techniques. I practice mountaineering, ski touring and ice climbing in the winter. I am also located very close to the Swiss and French alpine massifs.

First, I started as a ski rescuer. My passion for skiing and climbing helped me discover the classic routes in the mythical summits of the Alps. The first mountain courses I went on with friends as a guide - which I did with a lot of effort, doubts and perseverance - were much needed to build my experience. Still, they also gave me a lot of joy, and I was able to pursue them while laughing and creating beautiful moments shared.

My experience and terrain knowledge will allow you to move safely and enjoy your time, without a promise of the summit but of sharing a privileged and unique moment in the mountains.

Finally, I'm a fully certified IFMGA mountain guide.


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What people are saying about Benjamin Soufflot

Dominic Inman


January, 2022

A great day out exploring the off piste of the Portes de Soleil. Benjamin was friendly, professional and tailored the day to our needs perfectly. I would definitely recommend him as a mountain guide to help further your off piste and ski touring skills. He offers trips in the Portes de Soleil, Chamonix and Verbier. I’ll be looking him up for sure next year. Thanks Ben

Guillaume Bregentzer


January, 2022

Thanks to the site, we had a rapid proposal for a guide, who quickly tool contact with us. He chose a trip adapted to the competences of the family and remained very diligent during the full trip. Great experience !

Stefan Twickler


January, 2022

Ben was a great Guide. I can fully recommend him. I had a great day. I can also recommend him for people who are little bit scared. He stays calm and show you how to move on and give you convidence. Thank you

Dominic Ord


March, 2020

An excellent guide, who planned an amazing route and combined technical instruction with local knowledge to provide a very enjoyable day of skiing that improved my off-piste skills and gave me confidence to try lines that I would never consider alone.

Magalie Hestroffer


September, 2019

Experience extraordinaire. De belles sensations tout au long du parcours avec des paysages juste fantastiques. Journée conclue avec un apero avec les autres membres de l'équipe. Bonne organisation de Gauthier et de ses guides et belles rencontres avec les autres randonneurs.

Timothy Matheis

September, 2019

Benjamin was our guide for a day out on Mer de Glacé. Great guide that provided useful insight in navigating the Glacier, proper techniques and even provided us an opportunity to rappel into a crevasse! Overall this was an absolutely amazing experience. I really liked how he would check in on us but was not at all overbearing. We felt like we had freedom to explore and poke around when he wasn’t giving us instruction. Just a heads up to anyone that doesn’t do heights, from the train we roped in together, climbed down a rock face approx 200m (about 650ft) on multiple steel ladders to the valley and then proceeded to hike up the glacier. I felt very secure and well supported by the group at all times. Bottom line of you are thinking about booking this experience and do not have the technical experience or equipment then I 100% recommend doing it. Will not disappoint

Françoise July-Steinville

September, 2019

Benjamin est super sympa très attentionné techniquement très compétent c'était une super journée.

Sarune Saltene


March, 2019

One week in a winter fairy tale. With a lot of fresh snow, freeriding all over the mountains, from top till the end of forests. Happy time to have such powder conditions like it was in our childhood...

Jim MacLean


January, 2019

Ben is a world class guide and my experience was so much fun. I would recommend him to any of my family or friends and will be back in the future and will request Ben.

Jim MacLean


January, 2019

Wow! I have dreamed about this vacation for 6 months and skiing the Valle Blanche was on the top of the wish list. What a killer day and a great guide

John Sullivan


January, 2019

I am really, really happy with both Explore-share.com’s service and their recommendation of guide Benjamin Souflot. Benjamin was extremely personable, and more importantly knowledgeable. Benjamin recommended where to rent ski gear and the proper gear for the day. He had crampons for my boots, ropes and other safety gear needed. I showed up at the meeting spot early, and Benjamin was already there waiting. On the gondola ride up to Aiguille du Midi, he talked safety and what to expect. When we got up to the top, it was very windy and intimidating. As Benjamin prepared the gear for our descent, he talked safety, strategy and was reassuring that it would be a fun, safe adventure. As I look down the face of the Ridgeline, I became nervous and anxious. Benjamin was very reassuring that it was going to be OK, that I was safe with him and we would make it down. Sure enough, Benjamin literally “talked me off the ledge” and we proceeded down. Benjamin was focused & guided me the entire time. Once we started skiing, Benjamin gave great instructions as to where to ski, what to expect ahead, etc. He was very knowledgeable about the mountain. When we took breaks, Benjamin shared with me interesting facts about where we were, in the mountains France, Italy, Mount Blanc, the crevasses, various peaks, history of the glacier, etc. I had a great experience! I would definitely do this trip again with Benjamin. I would also recommend this trip to anyone else with Benjamin and your company, Explore-share.com. Thank you again! -John

James Brindley


January, 2019

This was an excellent trip and Benjamin is a fantastic, experienced and friendly guide. Would strongly recommend.

Marek Teichmann


May, 2018

While we were not able to take this itinerary due to inclement weather, our guide Benjamin still managed to take us through very interesting terrain perfectly suited to our abilities, and even adjusted his schedule to find some sunny days. My son and I had a great time and learned a lot. These will be memories for a life time. Thank you!

Barron Ernst


April, 2018

Ben is a great guide and did a wonderful job with our group. He's patient and worked very well with us. I'd highly recommend him to other groups.

Frederik Heber


January, 2018

We had booked Ben for a single day and weather did not play nice: rain in the valley, snowfall and high winds on the summits. Hence, we were locked down to a single slope. Ben still made this an awesome day with lots of off-piste dives wherever possible, some avalanche training in between and good advice and powder exercises as he's simply an excellent skier. On top of that he is a great person and also available as guide in Chamonix and 4Vallee. Full recommendation!


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