A superb classic route which leads to the summit of Aiguille du Tour (3540m) from the Albert 1er Hut. This is a true alpine route with it’s signature feature – a unique Rock Table monument and its tower.
The Aiguille du Tour is probably one of the most travelled summits in the massif, and rightly so. It offers a sumptuous panorama in a grandiose setting between France and Switzerland. The Table ridge, first climbed in 1926, offers a grandiose journey without being too strenuous.
Depending on the time of year and conditions, you can climb either by the snow couloir or follow the full ridge itinerary. The approach from the Albert 1er hut to the Glacier du Tour takes 30 minutes and you should allow an hour or so to reach the start of the climb – the Couloir de la Table. The ridge is mostly III granite grade with the crux pitch at IV+ (old grading). The descent is by the normal route and the glacier back to the hut and then to Chamonix.
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