Haute Route Day 1: Le Tour to Albert Premier Hut

Arve Valley

Chamonix

Balme

Balme (Le Tour)

Total walking time: 4-5 hours, 1,400m of ascent.

Also in Haute-Savoie, France

Hiking Moderate

Distance
5.9 km
Ascent
1.3 km
Descent
51 m
Duration
2-3 hrs
Low Point
1.5 km
High Point
2.7 km
Gradient
20˚
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Haute Route Day 1: Le Tour to Albert Premier Hut Map

Description

Utilising Le Tour’s lift system allows you to easily gain altitude, should you wish to avoid the initial climb, from here you begin the traverse to your first overnight stop, the Albert Premier hut, 2702m. The path is slightly exposed in places and we may have some snow patches to cross early in the season. Arriving early afternoon will allow groups to refresh their alpine skills ahead of the long trek, or just sit back and admire the view.

Difficulty

Moderate

Hiking along trails with some uneven terrain and small hills. Small rocks and roots may be present.

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