A marvelous two day mountain climbing trip that the mountaineers will not forget. This spectacular mountaineering trip leads to two of the most scenic peaks in the Monte Rosa area. The summit of Mount Castore touches 4226 meters, while Mount Pollux (Monte Polluce) reaches an elevation of 4091 meters.

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

Castore & Pollux climbing trip

Day one of mountain climbing
The meeting with the mountain guide for the equipment check takes place at the Plateau Rosà cable car bottom station in Cervinia. Riding the cable car the mountaineers will reach Plateau Rosà and Rifugio Guide del Cervino, from where the mountaineers will start going up towards the Mount Castore.

The mountaineers will climb to Castore via the west face crossing the Breithorn. They will traverse the narrow snow-covered summit ridge to reach the summit. After spending some time to admire the spectacular view, they will start the descent to Guide d'Ayas Refuge (3440 m). Dinner and overnight stay.

Day two of mountain climbing
From Guide di Ayas Refuge the mountaineers resume going up the slopes. A rather steep stretch preceds an equipped stretch that allows to overcome some smooth slabs. The path, then, leads to a little col from where the sharp snowy ridge starts and it leads to the summit of Mount Pollux (Monte Polluce). The return take the mountaineers to Plateau Rosà where they take the lifts for Breuil Cervinia.

Mountain guide price for Castore & Pollux climbing trip

€ 1100 - Price for 1 person
€ 1300 - Price for 2 persons

The price not includes:

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

Where to meet your mountain guide

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at:
    Start of Funivie Cervino (ticket office)
    Piazzale Funivie
    11021 Breuil-Cervinia, AO
  • Meeting time 7.30 am
  • Geographic coordinates 45°56'03.0"N 7°38'01.8"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 & Pollux mountain climbing trip, 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 Castore & Pollux mountain climbing trip.
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.