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Glacier du Tour

Glacier

Contributors:

9

Our Rating

Exceptional

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.



Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Le Tour

Altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

2550m

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Le Tour to Refuge Albert 1er

9

Our Rating

Exceptional

Trail:

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This route takes you from the village of Le Tour to the high altitude refuge Albert 1er, right next to the Glacier du Tour

Trail Length

Length

9.31km

When is the best time to go on this trail

When to Go

Start Jul - End Sep

How long does it take to hike this trail

Hiking Time

3.0 - 5.0 Hours

Elevation gain and loss for this trail

Elevation +

+862m / -862m

How old do kids have to be to go on this trail

Kids

7+ Years old

How long does it take to run this trail

Running Time

1.5 - 2.5 Hours

The technical difficulty level of this trail

Technical Difficulty

Easy (2/5)

Are dogs allowed on this trail

Dogs

Dogs Allowed

Nearest Town to this Trail

Nearest Town

Chamonix

Refuge Albert 1er

8

Nearest Town

Very Good

Refuge

High altitude Refuge at 2702 meters right next to the Glacier du Tour

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Le Tour

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

2702m

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Chalet de Charamillon

6

Nearest Town

Above Average

Snack Bar

Large snack with huge terrace in between the Charamillon and Autannes lifts

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Le Tour

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1853m

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Le Tour

7

Nearest Town

Good

Hamlet

Hamlet at the far north-eastern end of the Chamonix Valley

Nearest town to this point of interest

Nearest Town

Le Tour

The altitude of this point of interest

Altitude

1468m

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Location & Map

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Longitude:

6.98178474495109

Latitude:

45.994078204120804

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