2 days
Europe, Italie
Advanced, Skilled

Crossing of Castor

Monte Rosa has always been known and appreciated for its vast glaciers and high peaks. It is the largest massif in the Alps and the highest peak in Switzerland. At the heart of the massif, The Castor traverse on the snowy ridge in between Pollux and Lyskam is one of the most beautiful of the Alps!

Download the information card

2020 Dates

Every day from mid-June to mid-September depending on the conditions.

2020 Rates

If you are alone or a small group and you’d like to benefit the lowest rate, you can opt for a group session. If you prefer to stay in your private group you can choose the private formula.

Price of the group session:
680€ / person

Price of the private session:
1 person : 1220€

* The price includes

  • l’encadrement par un guide de haute montagne
  • Les repas de midi
  • La demi-pensions en refuge
  • L’eau minérale en refuge
  • Le péage du tunnel du Mont-Blanc
  • Les taxis

* Le prix ne comprend pas

  • Drinks, cereal bars and other personal expenses
  • Transportation to the starting point
  • Your personal insurance
  • Your equipment
  • Everything that isn’t mentioned in « the price includes »

Supervision and participants

2 people maximum per guide. Departure guaranteed from 2 subscriptions for the group session. You will be supervised by a mountain guide.

Technical and physical requirements

Some mountaineering experience is compulsory. The climb requires a good training and is addressed to sports people. You’ll be walking for approx. 10 hours a day, so you’ll have to prepare and practice cardio during your endurance trainings. (biking, running, …)  Don’t forget that you’ll be walking with a 8 kilograms backpack, this increases the amount of effort needed to walk, be sure to be training with this extra weight.

Additional information

AgeAdolescent, Adult

Detailed 2-day program

La veille – Rendez-vous à 18h30 au bureau des Guides de Saint-Gervais pour le briefing.

Day 1 

Departure from the village of Saint-Gervais in the morning to go to the village of Saint Jacques,  4 x 4 taxi for Pian Di Vera, lunch at the refuge Mezzalama, night at Lambronecca refuge 3425m

Day 2 

From the refuge, uphill on the snow slopes to the summit ridge of the Castor 4228m, meal at the Sella refuge, return by 4×4 to the village of Saint-Jacques. Between 8h and 10h walk.

Les guides pourront être amenés à modifier le programme en fonction des conditions météorologiques, des conditions de la montagne et du niveau des participants.


Donwload the subscription file

Reservations starting early november

Register by filling the registration form dated and signed and with the 30% deposit, plus the optional insurance coverage amounts. Having a repatriation help service coverage is compulsory to attend our trips. If you do not have one, we can offer you one.

For further information, please contact us by mail or by calling +33 (0)4 50 47 76 55 (Saint-Gervais) or  +33 (0)4 50 47 10 08 (Les Contamines). We can help you to realise your projects.