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

Highlights

 
     

    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.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    660 EUR

    Group of 2
    330 EUR

    Group of 3
    230 EUR

    Group of 4
    200 EUR

     

    Price includes

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

    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

     
     

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    What People are Saying about Peaks Hunter Mountain Guide Team

     

    Edy was a fantastic guide, the entire trip was well organised, and we had a fantastic time. Thank you!
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    Anthony Legh
    I want to post my review on Peaks Hunter Mountain Guides ( see below).I climbed Mont Blanc in September 2019 with Peak Hunter Mountain Guides. The service I received was excellent. They provided me with all the information I requested and more. Scheduling was clear and everything went as it was planned. My guide, Luigi Gagliardi, is a highly skilled professional. He did a great job taking me to the summit, providing me with all instructions and taking a great care of me. I learnt a lot from him. He is also a great person.
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    Alexey Semakov
    We were guided by PeaksHunter in a Gran Paradiso ascent, and it was memorable! We just would like to thank Silvia and Elis for the wonderful trip we\'ve experienced with their guidance. The communication and organization before and during the trip was clear and detailed. We felt completely supported and safe accompanied by Silvia and Elis. Thanks for clarify all our questions and help us very kindly mainly considering our lack of experience in trips like that. At supermarket, the ride to the park, the lunch before we start, during the trail, at meals in the mountain, at all these moments we had great company and support. This was our first ascent in this altitude and Silvia and Elis demonstrated be professionals very experienced and high skilled. We appreciate the way they enjoy the nature in a respectful and safe manner. They were attentive to the minor details regarding our security and also our experience. We are lucky to have had you as our guides. The best photo we took it is not enough to express how good is the feeling to be at this point in the mountains and appreciate pure nature. We saw landscapes completely new for our eyes in a memorable experience. Silvia and Elis, thank you very much. We really appreciate our time in Gran Paradiso and we feel lucky to be guided by you. André and Vânia
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    Andre Silveira
    Great experience. Would recommend Jacopo to anyone!
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