From Capanna Quintino Sella via the South-East | Alpinism | Castor | Swiss Alpine Club SAC

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From Capanna Quintino Sella via the South-East Castor 4223 m

  • Difficulty
    PD, I
  • Ascent
    2:30–3:15 h, 740 m
  • Descent
    98 m

Ideal, attractive traverse, where you can easily add-on an ascent of the Felikhorn / Punta Felik (4087 m). The climb from the Monte Rosahütte over the Zwillingsgletscher is much more difficult in terms of route finding etc. (4 hours to the Felikjoch).

Route description

Capanna Quintino Sella - Felikjoch

From the Capanna Quintino Sella (3585 m) climb over the Felikgletscher and follow the eastern snow ridge to summit the Felikhorn (4086 m), 1½ hours. Now you descend left hand (W) to Felikjoch (4066 m)

Felikjoch - Castor

From the Felikjoch, you can reach a rocky shoulder (4174 m) via a sometimes icy firn flank. Then follow the easy firn ridge to the summit of Castor (4223 m), 1 hour from the Felikjoch.

Descent

Follow the route of Ascent.

Additional information

Departure point
Waypoints
History

F.W. Jacomb, William Matthews with mountain guide Michel Croz, 23. August 1861.

Author

Bernhard Rudolf Banzhaf

Bernhard Rudolf Banzhaf has climbed countless peaks at home and abroad, including all 4000ers of the Valais Alps. He has been organizing trekking trips in the Himalayas and in Europe since the early 1980s. He was a member of the SAC's central committee between 1995 and 2003.

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