THE ULTIMATE HUT TO HUT JOURNEY
Our trip begins with us all meeting in Martigny, taking the train to Argentierre , then lifts up and Ski/Hike to – Refuge Albert Premier. Originally we were to go to the Refuge Argentierre, but it was completely booked. I think most people were there since Albert Premier was not so crowded.
Climbing stats – 6 miles (9.6 km), 5 hrs 49 minutes, 2810 ft (856 M) ascent, 2396 ft (730 M) descent
Our guides inspected our gear at 7am, and off we went on the 7:45 am train to Argentierre.
Originally we had planned to take the Lognan Telecabin, followed by the Grand Montets with a nice ski down across the Argentièrre Glacier to our first big climb of the Col de Passon. The wind gods were not with us, as it was snowing and blowing crazy – the Grands Montets telecabin was closed. Instead we had to take the HERSE chair lift which added to our hike for this first day, so instead of skiing down to our first big climb – we climbed to it!
Our original plan was to stay at Refuge Argentière, but it was booked a month a head of time, so our plan shifted to the Refuge Albert Premier.