Aiguille du Tour

The Aiguille du Tour (3,540 metres (11,614 ft)) is a mountain in the Mont Blanc massif, located on the border between Switzerland and France. The voie normale on the mountain is graded F (facile) and can be climbed from either the Albert Premier Hut on the French side or the Trient Hut on the Swiss side.

Aiguille du Tour
Aiguille du Tour (left) from the east side
Highest point
Elevation3,540 m (11,610 ft)
Prominence259 m (850 ft)[1]
Isolation2.1 kilometres (1.3 mi)
Coordinates45°59′39.9″N 7°0′35.4″E
Geography
Aiguille du Tour
Location in the Alps
LocationValais, Switzerland
Haute-Savoie, France
Parent rangeMont Blanc Massif
Climbing
First ascentM. Dreyfus, R. Duval, P. Henry, and M. Ichac in 1926

The Aiguille du Pissoir (3,440 m) and the Aiguille Purtscheller (3,475 m) are secondary summits located respectively north and south of the Aiguille du Tour.

References

  1. Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is the Col du Tour (3,281 m).


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