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The refuge Albert 1st is doubtless the only accessible high-mountain refuge in family. He is built as height as 2702 meters over the glacier of the Tour, the right bank and thanks to the ski lifts of the collar of Balme, the made uneven on the way up can be considerably reduced. His name is due to the King of the Belgians, Albert 1st, the climber who killed by making some escalation near Namur. In the refuge, a magnificent panorama opens to you on the universe of the High mountain with a view on numerous summits such as the needles of Chardonnet, the Tour, Argentière, the Green and the Drus, Big Fork. Turn around and you can contemplate on the other hillside of the valley, the massif of the Red Needles. His position over the glacier of the Tour allows to have a direct look on cracks and an intense sensation of height.