Holiday package

Hike to Castore Peak 4226 m

Level
First steps
Start date
01 June
End date
30 September
Partecipant
Max 3
from
390 €

Punta Castore is one of the more accessible climbs of the 4000 meter peaks of Mont Rosa. At a height of 4226 m, it is magnificent for the views, for its varied route and prominent crests that are not too excessive to climb. If you have already made the ascent to Capanna Margherita and mountaineering has found its way to your heart, Castore must be your next goal. It can be reached by hiking from the Quintino Sella refuge (3585 m), crossing the Felik glacier and when you reach the pass, be prepared for an unparalleled hiking experience.

Program

1st day

Meeting at the office at 10.30 am, equipment checks and then the ski lift ascent to the Bettaforca pass (2700 m). Departure for the hike to the Quintino Sella refuge (3585 m), which can be reached in about 3 hours on a long but fun path with an aided ridge section. Dinner and overnight in the most welcoming refuge in the Alps.

2nd day

Departure at dawn and arrival in about 3 hours at Punta Castore (4226 m) with a climb that holds one surprise after another: at first the hike is comfortable, then it becomes steeper, almost technical, then majestically it leads up to the crest which is narrow and prominent but never scary. The summit photo will undoubtedly be an emotional experience because of the surrounding Alps! After returning to Quintino Sella, you descend to Bettaforca on the path taken coming up. Arrival is scheduled around 4:30 pm.

Prices

1 alpinist
890€
2 alpinists
510€
3 alpinists
390€

The price includes

The accompaniment of a UIAGM guide for the 2-day tour, half board at the refuge Quintino Sella, return ticket for the cableway to Colle della Bettforca, technical equipment (harness, crampons)

Needed equipment

- 5 layers of clothing for the upper body (thermal shirt, light fleece, heavy fleece, down jacket, anorak.)
- two set of gloves (soft and ski ones)
- sunglasses (with 3 or 4 protection)
- heavy trousers (windproof)
- underpants
- gaiters
- rigid, ankle height, waterproof boots.
- two pair of ski socks
- headlamp
- hat that covers your ears
- bag sheet for the hut
- sun screen & lip balm
- poles
- ice axe
- helmet
- 1lt water bottle/thermos
- harness & crampons

Please note

For this climb is required a good level of fitness and a basic knoledge of alpinism. Experience is required
Difficulty: F + glacier excursion with final ridge area
Duration of the ascent from the Q. Sella refuge: about 3 hours
Uphill difference in height from the Q. Sella refuge: about 640 m

The roped climb to Castore is organized with a maximum of 3 alpinists and a guide.

Mountaineering is an inherently dangerous activity that can lead to serious injury or death. The guides of Monte Rosa are all UIAGM certified and are committed to doing everything possible to minimize the dangers, but the risk can never be eliminated and must be accepted before joining one of our groups.The guides of Monte Rosa will always do their best to help you achieve your goals and ensure you have a very pleasant experience; however, you must accept to rely on their unquestionable judgment while you are in the mountains and to respect and accept any decision they make. Being properly prepared and having a minimum standard of physical fitness is necessary to maintain an adequate safety margin in mountaineering climbs. If, due to your physical condition or for any other reason, your guide decides that you are not ready to attempt the ascent to Monte Rosa, you will be offered suitable alternatives.

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