The Castore mountaineering ascent to the summit at 4226 meters, in the Alps of Monte Rosa Range, is a spectacular alpine experience. An ascent along the Normal Route that is very appreciated by all mountaineers. The wonderful bulk of Mount Castore captures the hikers' gazes as soon as it comes in sight.

The Castore mountaineering ascent is the perfect climb for those want to experience a majestic climb above 4000 meters without too many technical difficulties and average hiking time.

  • Mount Castore
  • 2 days
  • Medium difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults only

Castore mountaineering ascent from Gressoney

Castore mountaineering ascent, passing through the Quintino Sella refuge, features an exciting, scenic and extremely rewarding alpine experience. It does not feature extreme technical issues but it entails a good physical effort and a certain confidence with elevation and high mountain environments.

Day 1
Meeting point and departure from Staffal at Gressoney-La-Trinité. Ascent with the ski lift up to Colle Bettaforca (2700 m). About 3,5 hours walk to the refuge.
Dinner and overnight stay at the Quintino Sella Refuge (3585).

Day 2
After breakfast, early in the morning the ascent will start to the summit of Mount Castore. Descent by the same route and return to Gressoney-La-Trinité with lifts.

Castore ascent, mountain guide prices

€ 650 - Price for 1 person
€ 760 - Price for 2 persons
€ 780 - Price for 3 persons
€ 840 - Price for 4 persons

The price not includes:

Overnight stay, dinner and breakfast (1 nigth)
Lifts tickets
Transfers

Where to meet your mountain guide

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at
    Gressoney
    Località Staffal, 17
    11020 Tache - Gressoney-La-Trinité, AO
  • Meeting time to be agreed
  • Geographic coordinates 45°51'28.7"N 7°48'43.4"E

What to bring

  • Crampons
  • Mountaineering ax
  • Climbing helmet
  • Climbing harness
  • Carabiners
  • Mountain boots
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks
  • Technical apparel
  • Change of clothing
  • Backpack

What you need to know

  • Equipment Remember to bring the minimum required equipment for the activity. If you do not own the equipment let us know, we will provide it for you, if available or for hire.
  • Reservation The reservation for this experience is individual, with a dedicated mountain guide. It may be reserved for a number of participants no greater than the maximum number allowed.
  • Excursion price The price shown is for the excursion with the dedicated mountain guide and possible transfer using the guide's private vehicle. It is valid for individual reservations for a number of participants that does not exceed the maximum number allowed.
  • Safety The mountain guide may cancel or suspend the excursion or change the itinerary if minimum safety conditions are not guaranteed. Please view the terms.
  • Rigid terms of cancellation The terms of cancellation and change for this experience are rigid. Please view the terms.

How to reserve your mountain guide

To reserve a IFMGA-UIAGM Certified Mountain Guides for the Castore mountaineering ascent, you must send a request that provides and specifies your contact information, the number of participants and the date/period in which you wish to take the mountain climbing to Castore.
We will respond immediately to confirm the availability of the guide, the deadline, if any, to confirm the option for the reservation, methods of payment, characteristics and organization of the mountaineering experience.
Once the reservation is confirmed, we will send you the receipt and the presentation voucher with the details of the service, the name of the mountain guide or the mountaineering school, and all the contact information.