Mountaineering in the Mont Blanc massif: Tête Blanche and Aiguille du Tour

Duration : 3 days

France, Northern Alps

Level : intermediate

from 410 € / p. from 3 to 4 persons

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Description

I propose three days of mountaineering in the Mont Blanc massif, in order to climb Tête Blanche (3429m) and Aiguille du Tour (3542m), two summits frequented in summer because pedagogically interesting and located in a sumptuous environment.

Located in the eastern part of the Mont Blanc massif, these two outings are classics of this part of the massif.

One of the races is in snow / ice and the other with a rocky part, both are ideal to improve your techniques of progressions in mountaineering.

Program

D1: Meeting at 9:00am in Chamonix, in the village of Tour (1710m). Verification of the equipment of the participants, then ski lifts and 2:30 to 3 hours of walking to reach the refuge Albert Premier at 2700 m.
Stay in ½ board in refuge.

D2: departure at 5am from the refuge and following the glacier of the Tour you will join the summit of Tête Blanche (3429m) by the north-west ridge, in mixed mountaineering. Return to the refuge by the same route in 2 to 3 hours.
Stay in ½ board in refuge.

D3: departure at 5am from the refuge and following the glacier of the Tour you will join the upper pass of the Tour (3289m). You will then go through the rocky part with climbing steps of 2nd degree that will take you to the summit of the Aiguille du Tour (3542m). Climbing schedule: 3:30 to 4 hours. Return to the refuge on the same route in 2 to 3 hours and then descent to the Tour by walking and then with the ski lifts in 2 to 3 hours. End of the program

Content of teaching:

Progression in crampons on snow slope up to 40° / 45°
Progression on a glacier
Progression on rock of difficulty of 2nd / 3rd degree with mountain shoes and crampons
How to choose the necessary equipment to carry out your mountaineering outings
How to choose the route according to the conditions of the mountain

All these themes will be treated during the mountaineering outings planned in the program.

The price includes

  • Supervision by the mountain guide
  • Half board in Albert Premier hut (drinks are not included)
  • Skipass
  • Insurance

The price does not include

  • Everything not specified in "The price includes"

Accommodation

Albert Premier hut

Next departures :

No scheduled departure, bu you can contact me to book your dates.

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