Castore peak

Castor

The Castor (4228m) peak is the higher of two peaks (another one is Polluce, 4091m) that form “the twin peaks” or Zwillinge. It is the most known summit in Zermatt area, although is located in the Italian area, behind the Lyskamm. Would you like to climb the peak? Contact us - we can arrange it for you!


The Castor and Polluce peaks link the Breithorn and the Monte Rosa massif. It is separated from Pollux by a pass at 3845m, named Passo di Verra in Italian and Zwillingsjoch in German.

FACTS
Elevation: 4228m
Prominence: 165m
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Name

The Castor and Polluce peaks are also called Gemini,the twins in Roman mythology. Kastor and Polydeuces were sons of Zeus

Pollux and Castor

First ascent

Michael Croz Chamonix and W. Mathews and FW Jacomb were the first who climbed the Castor on the 23rdAugust 1861, along the southeast ridge.

Nature

The traditional route leads from the Hill of Felik. Climbers stop at the hut Capanna Quintino Sella before the final ascent. The Castor summit is almost entirely covered by snow, and panorama at the top – amazing!

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