Ski-Alpinism: around Aiguille du Chardonnet (Mont Blanc Massif)

There are endless possibilities of ski touring between Argentière and Le Tour, including the famous 2 and 3 cols. This option is a 20 kilometers loop around the Aiguille du Chardonnet.

Aiguille Verte seen from below Col du Passon (© P. Gatta)
Aiguille Verte seen from below Col du Passon (© P. Gatta)

Start from Col des Grands Montets and ski down to glacier d’Argentière (2,400m) and ski up to the Col du Passon (3,028m).

On the way to Col du Passon (© P. Gatta)
On the way to Col du Passon (© P. Gatta)

The end of the couloir gets steeper.

From the top of Col du Passon (© P. Gatta)
From the top of Col du Passon (© P. Gatta)

Ski down around 100 meters, pass below the bottom of Aiguille du Passon and Aiguille du Chardonnet.

North face of Chardonnet (© P. Gatta)
North face of Chardonnet (© P. Gatta)

Continue to the Fenetre du Tour (3,414m).

On the way to Fenetre du Tour, Grande Fourche on the left (© P. Gatta)
On the way to Fenetre du Tour, Grande Fourche on the left (© P. Gatta)

Ski down the South face of Fenetre du Tour and go toward the NE side of Col du Chardonnet (3,323m). Climb up the Col, usually there is a fixed rope.

North face of AIguille d'Argentière (© P. Gatta)
North face of AIguille d’Argentière (© P. Gatta)

Ski down +2,000 meters to Argentière.

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