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Climbing in Monte Rosa: Castor and Pollux

Discover the world of glaciers and 4000m peaks on this unforgettable ascent in the Monte Rosa massif. Climb Castor or Pollux with a certified guide and expand your mountaineering skills for future adventures!


TRIP TYPE

Private

MOUNTAIN RANGES

Alps

DURATION

2 Days

OFFER PERIOD

Jun - Sep

FITNESS LEVEL

High

SKILL LEVEL

Beginner

PAYMENT METHODS

Credit Card, Wire Transfer and more!

  • Enjoy a unique ascent that includes glacier trekking
  • Climb one of the famous 4000 m peaks of the Monte Rosa massif, ideal also for beginners.
  • Catch stunning views over the gorgeous Monte Rosa.

Description

The Monte Rosa massif is well-known for its 4000m peaks, many which are accessible for climbers of all levels. The famous twins, Castor and Pollux, are two such peaks. On these 2-day tours, we will climb to one of these two summits and enjoy a unique mountaineering experience.

The meeting point for this tour is Gressoney. From there, we will take a lift to a mountain hut, where we will spend the night, and then, the following day, we will climb to the summit of our chosen peak. If you would like a tailored program that includes some other peaks in Monte Rosa, then feel free to contact me and I can come up with a proposal for you.

Keep in mind that although Castor and Pollux are not very technical, you will need to be very fit and able to walk 3 to 4 hours in the high mountain. Prior crampon experience is not required, but it is important to be in good physical shape (be regular hikers, runners or cyclists, etc).

Please contact me if you would like to climb to the summit of Castor or Pollux in the Monte Rosa massif. I look forward to being your guide!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

All lifts, huts costs and meals personal and for the guide are excluded from the price

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Itinerary

Day 1: Gressoney

Meeting: Gressoney at lunchtime

We will take the lift to Colle Bettaforca and enjoy a 3-hour hike to Rifugio Sella.

Day 2: Castor Summit

After an early breakfast, we will start walking on the glacier to reach the Castor summit. The last 200mts will be on a stunning ridge with beautiful views on both sides of the mountain.

Please note that this is just one option, it is also possible to climb Pollux on the other side of Castor.

About the guide: Federico

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Federico

5.00

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Mountain Guide

Since I was a boy I always had a desire to climb, following paved and unpaved roads to reach a peak. My bike took me around the world, exploring remote corners of the Earth. There is a special combination of solitude and beauty that lies in a desert road laid out under two wheels. I started my career as a cyclist, but also in my heart were the mountains and a good dose of self-challenge, with activities like triathlons and ultra distance mountain running.

After a Masters degree in Forestry Science and few assignements around Europe as Lab Manager, I realised that my love for the mountains, outdoors, and the desire to share this world with other people was too strong to be restricted only to the weekends.

Becoming a Mountain Guide was my answer! Living by the outdoors and sharing my passion for adventure. In life we are all faced with tough choices. The decision to train as a guide, to share my knowledge about mountains and help people safely achieve their dreams is reinforced each day with the experience I share with my clients.

We are each unique, in our dreams, experience and ambitions. Every season brings a new opportunity for adventure! Ski touring, freeride skiing or iceclimbing in winter; then, as the snow melts we go to the mountains for mountaineering, rock climbing, hiking and trail running.

Tell me about your ambitions,whether it is a one day, one peak, one face or couloir to a multi-day expedition. I offer customized programs tailored for each of my clients.

Let’s go for an adventure!

Languages

Italian | French | English

Certificates

UIAGM | IFMGA

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What people are saying about Federico

Catia

5.00

We were very lucky to go on an amazing skitour to Gran Paradiso with Federico. He was an incredible guide, friendly, frank and honest. He put us at ease and was extremely flexible. We're very grateful to him and won't hesitate to call on him again for another trip! Thanks a lot!

Antoine

5.00

Super ski touring trip around aosta with 2 x 4000m in 2 days (Gran Paradiso + Monte Rosa). Fede is a really nice guy and guided us wonderfully. He is also very aware of avalanche risks so we had to modify our plans to go to Monte Rosa instead of Valgrisenche because it was too hot and too exposed. Would definitly recommend this guide and this trip :)

Jolijn

5.00

Federico was a great guide! He was very relaxed and guided us with patience and professionalism <3 we had a great trip :)

Robbie

5.00

Federico was an amazing guide & was so professional in our successful summit of Gran Paradiso. His knowledge of the mountains is incredible & the 24hrs spent with him was really enjoyable. Federico was calm & collected & understood the pace, I learned some technical stuff also & it also helped me prepare for Mont Blanc in 2 weeks, anyone looking to book a trip in the alps or Italy, Federico is your guy, looking forward to doing more with him soon, thank you.

Shriya

5.00

Federico is a very good and competent guide. He answered all of the questions we had and provided whatever training was possible in 2 days. He was helpful and patient with us since we are beginners. He provided enough guidance to be able to have an independent experience in the mountains taking into account our level. It was a very pleasant experience, would definitely recommend him for your mountaineering goals! :)

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