Castore summit 4228m, Regular Route

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Monte Rosa, Italy - Switzerland
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Duration

2 Days

Difficulty

Intermediate

Group Size

4 people

Languages

English, Français, Italian

About this activity

Castore Summit 4228m – Regular Route

Castore summit is a great experience on beautiful peak, situated on the border between Italy and Switzerland.

The Castore is an iconic peak of the Monte Rosa Group. The thin and aerial ridge that leads to the summit is the right compromise between exposure and balance. Never difficult, it will keep you in suspense and your gaze towards the horizon, all the way to the top.

Monte Rosa, with its innumerable peaks over 4000 meters, will be the setting for these two days of mountaineering in the heart of the Alps.

Our IFMGA Guides will take care of all climb details, maximizing safety and fun.

Highlights

  • Trip duration: 2 Days
  • Period: from June to September
  • Accommodation: Quintino Sella hut with HB service
  • Meeting point: Staffal (Gressoney) or Champoluc, cable car office
  • Skill level: intermediate mountaineer
  • Fitness level: intermediate
  • Trip level: intermediate
  • Equipment: see the equipment list in FAQ’s section

Description

If you are a mountaineer who is discovering the peaks of the Giants of the Alps, but you don’t want to undertake technically difficult climbs, this is definitely the summit for you! On the first day we will go up to the Quintino Sella refuge where we will spend the night. On the second day, at dawn, we will leave on a roped team across the suggestive Monte Rosa glacier. Surrounded by the 4000 meters of the Massif, such as the Lyskamm, Naso del Lyskamm, Pyramid Vincent, Polluce and several others, you will reach the Colle del Felik, from where you will start the beautiful ridge up to the summit.

Prerequisites

The ascent to Castore summit by the Regular Route is not technically difficult. Despite this, good physical fitness and altitude training are required. To guarantee the ascent we require the ability to face excursions of at least 1400m with ease, so as not to have problems on the day of the ascent. The high altitude can affect the performance of the climbers, having some experience at altitude or good acclimatization will make the ascent easier.

Prices and availability

The leading Guide is a fully certified IFMGA Mountain Guide or Aspirant Mountain Guide.

  • 1 pax: €840
  • 2 pax: €440 per person
  • 3 pax: €310 per person
  • 4 pax: €250 per person

Clothing and equipment

We recommend high altitude, summer mountaineering clothing. Mountaineering boots suitable for crampons. Harness, crampons, ice ace, helmet, sling and a carabiner, poles if needed. Try to carry backpack as light as possible. Functional clothing for the day and a change shirt for the hut is usually enough. We suggest a 30-35 lt. backpack. Please take some snacks and drinks with you.

Notes

Although it is a climb of intermediate technical commitment, in case you want to undertake the climb, we recommend that you contact us and discuss the details and the program with our guides before the expedition.

Included/Excluded

  • Services of IFMGA Mountain Guide
  • Liability insurance
  • Group gear and Spare equipment (see the list in FAQs section)
  • Transport, tolls and petrol to the meeting point
  • Overnight stay in the hut in HB also for the mountain guide
  • Cable car to Bettaforca and back
  • Food and drinks
  • Travel expenses
  • Mountaineering equipment
  • Personal equipment (see the list in FAQs section)
  • The guides expenses that are split between the group members
  • Any other expenses

Optional Extras

  • Special price on mountaineering equipment rental

Itinerary

Meeting with the guide in Staffal or Champoluc cable car office at 13:30 pm. – briefing. With the lift system we arrive at Colle Bettaforca. From there we start the nice walking to the Q. Sella hut. The last part of the trail follows a nice rock ridge equipped with iron steps and ropes. We overnight in the hut. Up 3:30 hours – 850m

Departure around 6:00 depending on the period of the year. At the beginning the Felik glacier is not too steep and it helps us to warm up the legs. We easily arrive at the beginning of the steep slopes that goes up to the Felik Pass. Arrived to that pass we finally reach the nice ridge that we follow until the top of Castore. The descent goes along the same itinerary. We stop for lunch at the Sella hut, we repack and we go back to the lift station at Passo Bettaforca. Up 3:30 hours 650m – Down 4-5 hours 1500m

Frequently asked questions

  • Technical equipment (these items can be rented): harness, helmet, ice axe, crampons, mountaineering boots.
  • Personal equipment: 35 litre backpack, 1 litre thermos, provisions (energy bars, chocolate, dried fruit, sandwiches), first aid kit, sun glasses (protection factor 3 or 4), goggles, gore-tex jacket and overpants, windstopper vest, gaiters, mountain pants, fleece jacket, breathable base layers, lightweight gloves, thick gloves, warm hat, bandana, sun screen factor 50.
  • For the huts: sleeping bag liner, change of socks, headtorch and spare batteries, mountaineering club membership, toothbrush & toothpaste, small towel, wipes.

The ascent to Castore summit by the Regular Route is not technically difficult. Despite this, good physical fitness and altitude training are required. To guarantee the ascent we require the ability to face excursions of at least 1400m with ease, so as not to have problems on the day of the ascent. The high altitude can affect the performance of the climbers, having some experience at altitude or good acclimatization will make the ascent easier.

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Monte Rosa, Italy - Switzerland
From: €250,00

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