Time:two days (1 hut ascent, 1 climb)
Difficulty:very difficult (depending on conditions), III (commitment), 4+ (ice), 500m
People:one or two, experienced
Season:Fall, Winter, Spring, not always formed
Starting point:  Le Tour (map), return trip, sleeping at the Albert 1er Hut (link)
Online:topo on camptocamp

The Aiguille de Chardonnet is an iconic mountain in the Mont Blanc massif providing steep ice and solid granite. This superb line climbs the ice gully in direct fall line of the summit. The first two pitches offer steep climbing before the terrain leans back for the upper snow slopes all the way to the summit. In good conditions, this is a pure ice line.