Castor Mountain, Pennine Alps, 2 Day Guided Ascent

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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.

Private and Group

Alps

2 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Fit

Beginner


Description

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.

Details

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.


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About the guide

Founded in 2013 by Elis and Silvia, 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.

Professionalism and safety are our core values because we love our job and we are passionate about Mountain and Nature.
We are enthusiastic to share new adventures and guarantee the most memorable emotions to all our clients.
If you are interested in experience the beauty of Nature and the power of the Mountains, Peakshunter Mountain Guides will be happy to guide you! 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 want to build a 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.

Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Monterosa, Dufourspitze and Margherita Hut, Gran Paradiso, Breithorn, Castor and Pollux are only a few of several 4000 Alps summits next to the area we live and work: the beautiful little Aosta Valley region, close to French and Swiss borders and not far from Geneva, Milan and Turin international airports.

Realize your dreams, discovering breathtaking views or simply living an extraordinary day: you just need to use your imagination and we will realize your trip as you desire to live it!

Peakshunter Mountain Guides team will be happy to guide you, sharing adventures and being you companions, personal trainers, consultants and expertise supporters for all you need in planning the next Mountain dream!


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 1055 Each

Group of 2

EUR 593 Each

Group of 3

EUR 486 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Lifts tickets

- Mountain guide expenses

- Breakfast

- Dinner

Price details

Price includes:

Guiding fee

Liability insurance

Loan of shared safety material

Mountain Guide’s expenses (transfers, lifts, accommodation, dinner, and breakfast),

Accommodation in the hut, dinner, and breakfast

Packed lunch for the day of the ascent

Tickets for lift facilities

The rate does not include:

Personal technical gear -harness, crampons, ice axe (available to rent)-

Research and rescue insurance with UVGAM coverage (recommended): €5 per person for 3 days

Mountain Guide’s expenses (lunch and beverages)

Transfers, lunch, and beverages

anything that is not mentioned under "The rate includes"




 

 

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