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Castor - All Inclusive


Castor summit, with its height of 4,226 m, is a must climb for any mountaineer! It is the higher of a pair of twin peaks, the other being Pollux, and a favourite destination…
PHOTOS

PROGRAM

The normal climbing route starts at the Quintino Sella hut, goes up along the Felik Glacier to the pass of the same name, then runs along the narrow South-East ridge passing the foresummit (4,176 m) and finally reaching the 4,226 metres of the summit.
Alternatively, you can ascend from the west, starting from the Ayas Guides hut.
The west-east traverse is an integral part of the Trofeo Mezzalama, an annual ski-mountaineering race, that has its highest point precisely in Castor’s peak. Technically, the only challenge is the long ridge stretch, on a rather crowded route with a mostly visible track.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 915 m
Ascent time: 3-4 hours
Meeting point: meeting in Gressoney for equipment check and a short briefing.

From Colle di Bettaforca (2,680 m), which we can reach with the lifts, we follow the trail up to Colle della Bettolina (3,100 m). Eventually, we reach the picturesque stretch equipped with fixed ropes that winds its way up through exposed rock formations, until one final steep ramp takes us to the Quintino Sella Hut (3,586 m).

DAY

Difference in altitude: 915 m
Ascent time: 3-4 hours
Meeting point: meeting in Gressoney for equipment check and a short briefing.

From Colle di Bettaforca (2,680 m), which we can reach with the lifts, we follow the trail up to Colle della Bettolina (3,100 m). Eventually, we reach the picturesque stretch equipped with fixed ropes that winds its way up through exposed rock formations, until one final steep ramp takes us to the Quintino Sella Hut (3,586 m).

DAY

Difference in altitude: 640 m
Ascent/descent time: 6-7 hours

From the hut we climb up the Felik Glacier heading north, towards the base of the Punta Perazzi. Turning right, we move towards the steep snowy slope under the Felik Pass, which we climb diagonally heading north-west, following the easy border ridge – narrow in some stretches – until we reach the peak.
Once we reach the summit (4,226 m) we can admire the majestic views all around.
The return to the refuge follows the same route.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 640 m
Ascent/descent time: 6-7 hours

From the hut we climb up the Felik Glacier heading north, towards the base of the Punta Perazzi. Turning right, we move towards the steep snowy slope under the Felik Pass, which we climb diagonally heading north-west, following the easy border ridge – narrow in some stretches – until we reach the peak.
Once we reach the summit (4,226 m) we can admire the majestic views all around.
The return to the refuge follows the same route.

DETAILS

DURATION
orologio
2 Days
orologio
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
stelle
low
stelle
FITNESS LEVEL
cuori
fair
cuori
PERSONS
utente
Max 3 for each Mountain Guide
utente
PERIOD
calendario
from 13/06 to 12/09
DURATION
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
FITNESS LEVEL
PERSONS
PERIOD
2 Days
low
fair
Max 3 for each Mountain Guide
from 13/06 to 12/09
orologio
stelle
cuori
utente
calendario

RATES

890 € fee per person with 1 participant
500 € fee per person with 2 participants
410 € fee per person with 3 participants
The rate includes
  • the assistance of a UIAGM certified Mountain Guide
  • liability insurance
  • loan of shared safety material
  • packed lunch for the day of the ascent
  • tickets for lift facilities

The rate does not include
  • research and rescue insurance with UVGAM coverage (recommended): €5 per person for 3 days
  • anything that is not mentioned under "The rate includes"
Notes
  • It is crucial that participants follow all instructions provided by the mountain guides before and during the activities, and that they accept any changes made to the programme in order to guarantee their safety.
  • Fees for lift facilities, transfers and mountain lodges are subject to changes established and applied by the respective owners without any liability attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
  • The rates listed in the “The rate does not include” section are to be considered merely indicative and are therefore subject to changes.
  • PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides reserves the right to change any route or activity programme based on conditions (weather, accessibility, refuge) and participants’ fitness level.
  • The dates indicated for the activities may change due to weather, snow, or soil conditions, etc. In addition, they depend on the date of opening/closing of the lift facilities, which are established seasonally/yearly by the managing entities of the same and, therefore, are not in any way attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
Notes
  • It is crucial that participants follow all instructions provided by the mountain guides before and during the activities, and that they accept any changes made to the programme in order to guarantee their safety.
  • Fees for lift facilities, transfers and mountain lodges are subject to changes established and applied by the respective owners without any liability attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
  • The rates listed in the “The rate does not include” section are to be considered merely indicative and are therefore subject to changes.
  • PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides reserves the right to change any route or activity programme based on conditions (weather, accessibility, refuge) and participants’ fitness level.
  • The dates indicated for the activities may change due to weather, snow, or soil conditions, etc. In addition, they depend on the date of opening/closing of the lift facilities, which are established seasonally/yearly by the managing entities of the same and, therefore, are not in any way attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
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DATE IN PROGRAMMA
31
July 2021
DATE IN PROGRAMMA
14
August 2021
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