Day 1 - Hike up to Albert 1er Hut
For our first morning we will take the lift from Le Tour up to the start of the hiking path that leads to the Albert Premier mountain hut. After lunch we will have a crampon and ice axe training session on the Le Tour glacier.
Day 2 - Aiguille du Tour, Couloir de la Table
Couloir de la Table is a nice mixed climb, which is perfect for acclimatisation. We will also refresh our climbing and rope work skills - important aspects for the efficiency and speed of climbing. In case of bad conditions in the couloir it will be possible to climb something else such as the normal route of the Aiguille du Tour, the Aiguille du Pissoir, the Aiguille Purtscheller... there are plenty of options for us to choose from.
Day 3 - Summit via Arete Forbes or Eperon Migot
We leave the Albert 1er hut early in the morning to climb up the steep approach while the snow is still firm. We continue either via the rocky Forbes ridge or by the mixed route to the magnificent summit of the Aiguille du Chardonnet, the best view point overlooking the 4 glaciers: Argentiere, Tour, Trient and Saleina. The descent via the normal route to the glacier du Tour still requires energy and concentration. We'll be back to the Albert 1er hut after 8 to 10 hours of effort, where we will pick up our stuff and head back down to Chamonix.
Your mountain guide will decide which route will be taken according to the current conditions. The whole itinerary is subject to change for reasons such as the weather, conditions, hut availability, etc. In this case we will offer another itinerary, if possible of equal interest and difficulty.