Castor Mountain, Pennine Alps, 2 Day Guided Ascent

One of the IFMGA-certified guides in the Peakshunter team wants to lead you on a 2 day climb of the stunning Castor mountain in the Pennine Alps, next to its twin peak, Pollux.

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Type of Trip

Not specified


 

The bigger of two beautiful peaks, Castor (4,226m) stands to the right of its ancient twin, Pollux (4,091m).

Located in the Pennine Alps, on the border between Switzerland and Italy, Castor is a gorgeous peak. From its snow capped summit, you will have an unforgettable view of some of the Pennine Alps’ most famous peaks. From Breithorn (4,164m) to Monte Rosa (4,634m), you will stand in awe of the majestic mountains standing before you.

Like its aptly named twin, Castor is not a difficult climb. This will enable beginners to gain valuable climbing experience as you make your way to the peak. Also, for those experienced climbers that want to reach the top of this mountain, it will only further enhance your abilities. However, regardless of your skill level, Castor is a peak that will provide whoever wants to climb it with breathtaking views of the surrounding Alps.

Firstly, we leave from Gressoney to the Bettaforca pass. Once there, we will walk for 2 to 3 hours until we reach the Refuge Quintino Sella (3,585m). On day 2 we will spend between 6 to 7 hours ascending and descending Castor.

When it comes to which mountains to climb in the Pennine Alps, Castor definitely comes to mind. It is a beautiful peak. One that offers fantastic views of the Alps, while also offering a perfect view of its twin, Pollux. If you want me to guide you to the top of this wonderful mountain, just send me a message.

And if you want to climb Pollux, I can also guide you on this 2 day climb.


Price per person

 
1 Person
680 USD

Group of 2
363 USD

Group of 3
249 USD

Group of 4
227 USD

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Group equipment
 20 Euros/per person for ice axe, harness, crampons and helmet.
 

 

What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.

 

Other details

 
Skill level required
Beginner
Fitness level required
Fit
Accommodation

Mountain Hut

More info

It is recommended that you bring warm clothes, a harness, walking shoes, crampons, ice axe, sunglasses, sunscreen and a camera.

 

About the Guide

 
 

Founded in 2013 by Elis Martis and Silvia Pergami, PEAKSHUNTER is a team of IFMGA-certified mountain guides.

Although we all have different backgrounds and experiences, we share the same goals and projects and, more than anything, love our job and share a deep passion for the mountains.

We strive to guarantee unparalleled experiences for our clients and are constantly on the lookout for new adventures. We want to provide you with intense emotions and want to be there to share them with you. We feel we've done our job when there are big, cheesy smiles on everybody's faces at the end of the day.

We love to make your dreams come true! Determination and passion are our guiding principles and we hope to pass them on to you. We want to build strong, long-lasting relationship with our clients, based on the respect we feel for everyone who joins us in the exploration of this striking vertical world.

Alberto, Alessandro, Claudio, Maurizio, Claudio, Jacopo, Giovanni, Elis e Silvia

 
 
FROM 227 USD per person
 

 

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