Tour Noir | Alpinism | Swiss Alpine Club SAC

Disclaimer

Hiking or climbing on routes in alpine terrain requires good physical health, meticulous preparation and technical skills in mountain sports. The routes presented here are undertaken at one’s own risk. If you want to safely practice mountain sports, taking training courses run by experts is highly recommended by the SAC. All the contents of the SAC Route Portal are put together with utmost diligence. However, the Swiss Alpine Club and the authors cannot guarantee that the information provided here is up-do-date, correct and complete. Therefore, the SAC and the authors cannot be held liable for possible errors.

  • Alpinism

Tour Noir 3837 m Alpinism

The impressive mountain borderline on which the Tour Noir stands, stretches from the Aiguille du Chardonnet across the Aiguille d'Argentiere, Tour Noir, Aiguilles Rouges du Dolent to Mont Dolent; while none of these reach the magic mark, they certainly all have the aura of 4000 m peaks. The Tour Noir presents itself as a slim tower crowned by two peaks: the North or 'Main summit' and the South summit, which are separated by a small col. The southern vista is dominated by the Aiguilles Rouges du Dolent, while to the north the striking Aiguille de l'A Neuve stands. The Tour Noir is framed in the west by the Glacier d'Argentière and its side glaciers; to the east the mountain funnels down into the mighty valley of the Reuse de l'A Neuve. The eastern side is rocky; the west (for now) holds on to a few small fields of the Glacier du Tour. Many famous alpinists have made a name for themselves on this important mountain, a classic destination for rock climbers, among them Emile Javelle. The Cabane de l'A Neuve and the Refuge d'Argentière are the best starting points for a climb of this mountain, which offers an all-round view of the Mont Blanc massif. Tour Noir (Black Tower) is a perfect name for this summit.

Huts in the Region

Similar Destinations

Our recommendations

Klettern Oberwallis

Klettern

Klettern Oberwallis

Price CHF 52.00
Member price CHF 44.00
Walliser Alpen

Alpine Touren

Selection guide

Walliser Alpen

Price CHF 49.00
Member price CHF 39.00
Alpine Touren Berner Alpen

Alpine Touren

Selection guide

Alpine Touren Berner Alpen

Price CHF 49.00
Member price CHF 39.00
Tourenportal Jahres-Abo

Tourenportal Abonnemente

Tourenportal Jahres-Abo

Price CHF 42.00
Bergwandern von Hütte zu Hütte

Hütten

Bergwandern von Hütte zu Hütte

Price CHF 49.00
Member price CHF 39.00
Lebenswelt Alpen

Ausbildung

Lebenswelt Alpen

Price CHF 59.00
Member price CHF 49.00
SAC-Taschenmesser

Ausrüstung

SAC-Taschenmesser

Price CHF 42.00
Member price CHF 38.00
feedback