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Castor: SE ridge (Normal route from Felikjoch)


From the Quintino Sella Hut (3585m), go up the easy angled slopes of the Felik glacier firstly due N then NE until below the col Felik.  
Go up diagonally rightwards to reach the ridge and follow this 35° slope,to the snow dome to the right of the col Felik.
From the col go W by a broad snow slope at 20/25°, then NW by an east SE facing SE ridge which leads to the summit of Castor.
Frequently corniced with sometimes the odd steep section above crevassed snow slopes.


By the same route

  • Difficulty: S3 - Medium (<35°)
  • Danger/Exposure: E2 - Medium/High
  • Time: 06:00 hours
  • Total climb: 640 m
  • Total elevation drop: 640 m
  • Highest altitude: 4228 m
  • Lowest altitude: 3585 m
  • Extra gear: None
  • Lift access: No



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