There are two ways to approach this beautifully renovated refuge. The steep path that skirts its way alongside the Le Tour Glacier, or via the chair lift to the top of the Le Tour ski area and making a long mellow traverse.
The Albert Premier refuge was built in 1959 and acts as a summer stop for climbers, hikers and alpinists. It is the starting refuge on the classic Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt and can sleep over 130 people comfortably. It has been refurbished over the past two years and now has a very modern internal decor with a roaring fire for those cold summer nights. Situated at 2702m it is a hefty 1300m above the small town of Le Tour and is a serious undertaking and not to be underestimated.
- Highest Point: 2702m
- Vertical Gain: 1300m/ 500m