Refuge Albert 1er

Refuge Albert 1er

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Map

  • Swisstopo - 46 - Val de Bagnes
  • Swisstopo - 282 - Martigny
  • Swisstopo - 1344 - Col de Balme
  • IGN - 3630OT - Chamonix - Massif du Mont Blanc

Licence

General

elevation: 2706 m

waypoint_type: hut

capacity: 30

capacity_staffed: 140

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quality: medium

Contact

url: http://refugealbert1er.ffcam.fr/

phone: +33(0)4 50 54 06 20.

custodianship : always_accessible

Equipment

matress_unstaffed : yes

blanket_unstaffed : yes

heating_unstaffed : no

gas_unstaffed : yes

description

Warden’s Private telephone : +33(0)6.70.70.63.77 / +33(0)4.50.54.14.36
Very popular in summer with guided groups acclimatizing for Mont Blanc.

Winter Room
30 places in the old hut.
Has wood, (sometimes), blankets and pots
Please leave it as you found it plus a payment of 8.50€.

pedestrian access

In Summer
Either From La Tour by the moraine, steep but quick. (4h)
In winter you can also go by the moraine: Follow the pistes then go towards the Pischeu icefall, which descends directly to the moraine. Ascend the chains on the true right bank of the ice fall. This is steep and sometimes the chains are partially buried, a rope may be useful.)
Or if the Col de Balme chairlifts are working, go to the top of these and take the traverse path around to join the moraine at about 2450m, (2h from the lift to the hut.)

In Winter (Ski) :
From La Tour go up the piste, and then to the foot of the moraine on the true right side of the Tour glacier, (Water catchment at 2020m) Go up the moraine, or if there is enough snow, up the bowl to the left, (looking upwards) to the hut, (2702m).

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