Albert Premier Hut


Albert Premier Hut

The Albert Premier Hut (sometimes known as Albert 1er) is located on the Haute Route between Chamonix, France and Zermatt, Switzerland. It is at 8865 ft/2702 m above sea level. It is a popular hut with day hikers because of the short hike (2 to 3 hours) and beautiful views, like those into Chamonix Valley. The hut is usually used less by hikers attempting the entire Haute Route, but is popular as a base for climbers attempting the Aiguille du Chardonnet and the Aiguille du Tour.

The main, newer hut (built in 1959) can hold 137 people and the older hut, for winter use, can hold 30 people. The main hut is staffed from June to September and is operated by CAF section Chamonix.

Access

The hut can be accessed from Le Tour village, a small town in Chamonix. From Le Tour village one can either take a steep 3 to 4 hour hike to the hut or take the Charamillon-Balme to the top then walk a short way or follow the lifts on the ground to the top. From the top of the lift, you can follow the pathe under the Tete de Charamillon to the hut.

ources

* [http://www.summitpost.org/hut/campground/293064/refuge-albert-premier.html SummitPost.org]
* [http://www.cosleyhouston.com/recent/05-08-alps-dewar.html cosleyhouston.com]


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