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Castor (4,223m), 2-day Ascent in the Aosta Valley, from Staffal

UIAGM aspirant guide Alessandro wants to guide you on a 2 day climbing adventure of the great Castor peak in the Aosta Valley in the Italian Alps.



2 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep




  • Spend 2 days climbing to the summit of the Castor peak.
  • Spend a night in the comfortable Sella Refuge.
  • Enjoy amazing views of the Monte Rosa Massif and other peaks in the Alps.


Along with its stunning twin Pollux, the Castor peak (4,223m) is an amazing mountain. Part of the incredible Monte Rosa massif, in the Aosta Valley of the Italian Alps, Castor makes for a great climb, culminating with sensational, panoramic views from its summit. And on this 2-day adventure, I would like to guide you to that summit.

Our journey will begin in Staffal. From there we will take a lift to the Bettaforca Pass. After that, we will climb to the Sella Refuge (3,585m), where we will eat and rest for the night. However, before that, I will walk you through some technical lessons that include knot tying, how to use crampons and more.

On the second day, beginning at 4:00 am, we will wake, eat breakfast make our ascent to the summit of Castor. And after you’ve enjoyed the stunning views, we will then make our way back down, where we will enjoy a refreshing beer while debriefing. The ascent and descent should take between 6 to 9 hours, depending on weather conditions and pace.

In order to participate on this trip, you should have some prior climbing experience. You should also be in good physical condition.

Scaling a mountain like Castor is a fantastic opportunity for any mountaineer. If you would like to enjoy this 2-day climb for yourself, just send me a request. I look forward to guiding you.

Are you looking for a climbing challenge in the Italian Alps? Then join me on this full day climb to the summit of Monte Mucrone, via the Canalino route.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The price does not include half-board accommodation in the mountain hut for you and the guide, lift tickets, rental of necessary equipment, including harness, ice ax and crampons (15 Euros per person) guide expenses and any other extra expenses.



A comfortable mountain hut.

Meeting point


About the guide

I was born in 1981 and live in the Aosta Valley, surrounded by the wonderful peaks of my region.

I started guiding in 2016.

I like all mountain activities: freeride skiing and ice climbing in winter, ski mountaineering in spring, mountaineering in the high mountain in summer and rock climbing whenever possible!


Italian | French | English



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