The Glacier du Tour is a fairly large glacier located at the northern end of the Chamonix Valley. The glacier is formed at a large glacial plateau surrounded by high peaks like the Aiguille du Tour, the Grande Fourche and the Aiguille du Chardonnet. This plateau is 3km wide at its widest point. From this glacial plateau, the glacier flows down towards the hamlet of Le Tour.
The Refuge Albert 1er is located right next to the glacier and gives easy and close access. We got a detailed trail description for a trail that starts at the hamlet of Le Tour and climbs up to the refuge next to the glacier before looping back to Le Tour. The easiest way of getting up close to the glacier would be to take the Le Tour lift and walk or run to the refuge from the midstation. This would significantly lower the elevation gain needed to reach the refuge.
Linked Trails & Points of Interest
These are the trails and points of interests linked to this glacier.
This route takes you from the village of Le Tour to the high altitude refuge Albert 1er, right next to the Glacier du Tour
When to Go
Start Jul - End Sep
3.0 - 5.0 Hours
+862m / -862m
7+ Years old
1.5 - 2.5 Hours
Location & Map
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