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.
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 for approximately 4:30 pm.
Cost of the ascent to Punta Castore
|Alpinists||Price per participant|
|The quote 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).|
|With 1 Alpinist||860 €|
|With 2 Alpinists||490 €|
|With 3 Alpinists||380 €|
ankle-high boots made of plastic, leather or waterproof material;
warm gloves, heavy hat, sunglasses with good UVB protection (protection 4 is the most suitable), a not too big backpack, headlamp, sleeping sheet (sleeping bag liner), sunscreen, water bottle;
breathable undershirt (x2), woollen or light fleece shirt, heavy fleece, down jacket + shell or windbreaker, heavy socks (x2), warm pants, tights; harness, crampons, telescopic poles and an ice axe.