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

     
     
    FROM 200 EURper person
     

     

    What People are Saying about Peaks Hunter Mountain Guide Team

     

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    Stine
    We went up to Gouter hut on Saturday, to meet the guide there Sunday morning. Unfortunately I got hightsickness and we had to cancell early Sunday morning without making the final ascent. It is a beautiful trip and we will definately try again next year. Thank you
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    Finn Jarle Rode
    It started good, everything felt great all the way to Tete Rousse Hut were we did sleep. We was not tired after the walk. When we arrived I did pay again for as stayng there even though I did know that I already done it. That whas both me and the guide fault. Because he did tell me to pay and some part of me then though that; if they dont think I have paid, maby I haven\'t. Insted of showing them the mail I got. Did not get a recipt either so thats 200€ I will never see again I know. At 2 in the night at breakfast I was very exited about moving on. But at the table over guide teld us that it not was a good idea for as to try to take the top. I was very surprised about this. Because everyting felt so good the first day. He told us just because we did not have a reservation at Gouter hut he did not want as to walk down the 80m wall the same day. But way we did not get the chance to show what we can do I wonder? I guess he thought that we had to little experience and he did not want to take the risk. Still I did enjoy the ~24 hours up there and I did learn how to climb mont blanc. We want to try it again but next time we are quite sure we will hike it in 3 days and no guide so we can try it on over ones.
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    Henrik Larsson
    Although last minute, Explore-Share we able to guide me to a company who provided a fantastic guide to achieve our goal of summiting Mont Blanc last week. Good communication and quick responses - they did a great job!
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    Alex Hamilton-Baily
     

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