Alpine climbing Aiguille Purtscheller on the Le Tour Glacier (Glacier du Tour) on the Mont Blanc massif is a real alpinisme adventure. The Normal route of the alpine climb runs up the South Ridge of the Aiguille Purtscheller and ends at the spiky summit itself. There are six pitches, which are all multi-pitch alpine rock climbing. You can climb the route in your mountaineering boots if you are comfortable climbing 5b in such boots - otherwise I would recommend bringing our rock climbing shoes. There are several moves, where such rock climbing shoes will come in handy., You approach the Aiguille Purtscheller from the refuge Albert Premiere Hut on the Le Tour Glacier (Glacier du Tour) by hiking South East over the glacier towards Col Supérieur du Tour, crossing the col, and then head straight North towards the East face of Aiguille Purtscheller - just before Aiguille du Tour. Le Tour Glacier (Glacier du Tour) is close the Chamonix, where you can endure loads of alpinisme and fantastic rock climbing routes. You cannot hike from Aiguille du Midi, but have to go to the town of Le Tour. Well, I guess you practially could hike from Aiguille du Midi near Chamonix, but it will be a tough hike over glaciers.