Pollux 4092 m

Twin peaks of the Valais Alps (CH) | 2 days

The twin peaks of Castor and Pollux form a prominent pair in the Monte Rosa Range. The high alpine environment is beautiful and the view from Pollux (4,092 meters) into this world is spectacular. A classic in the Valais Alps! This tour can easily be combined with the Breithorn Mountain Tour for Beginners.

Technique
beginner–intermediate

Experience of mountain alpine tours required; Terrain: moderately steep with short steeper rock, ice and firn sections; Alpine technique: beginner/basic course or similar basic knowledge

Condition
beginner–intermediate

Duration from 4 to 6 hours, up to approx.1,000 vertical meters, approx. 250 vertical meters per hour.

Group

3 participants per mountain guide

Meeting point

9.15 a.m. Mammut Store Zermatt

Departure

approx. 3 p.m. Zermatt train station

Accommodation

Rifugio Guide d'Ayas 3394 m

IMPORTANT: on the two tour dates 24.09. and 08.10. the accomodation will be the Rifugio Guide del Cervino 3480 m

Note

The offer is held in German. Therefore, a basic understanding of German is important. Our mountain guides have a basic knowledge of English and can provide the necessary information in English. Often there are helpful guests on the tours and courses who are happy to help with the translation.

Find out more about the right equipment here

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Services
Included
  • Guiding and supervision by a mountain guide
  • Accommodation with half board: 1 x hut, rental equipment
  • 15% discount on mammut.com
Not included
  • Travel to the course (parking fee, CHF 15.50 per day)
  • Transport (mountain rail approx. CHF 50)
  • Glacier equipment CHF 55.- (climbing harness, climbing helmet, ice axe, crampons)
  • Snacks and drinks
  • A CHF 12.- per night (approx.) hut tax for non-SAC members
  • Contribution to the Travel Guarantee Fund (0.25% on total amount)
Program

Day 1After the welcome, you’ll take a quick train ride from Zermatt to Klein Matterhorn (3,883 meters). Today is ideal for getting acclimated to the altitude and enjoying the glorious alpine landscape. We’ll keep a steady pace over the Breithorn Pass and Verra Glacier to the Guide d'Ayas Refuge. (Distance: 6.1 km. Duration: 3-4 hours. Ascent/Descent: 170/585 vertical meters)

Day 2Today is summit day. Ascent towards Schwarztor and then over mixed terrain towards the summit. The climb proceeds over good rock before arrival at the Pollux peak (4,092 meters), where a stunning view over the Monte Rosa Range awaits. Descent to Klein Matterhorn, and then to the valley by train. (Distance: 6.6 km. Duration: 5-6 hours. Ascent/Descent: 835/345 vertical meters)

equipment
Rental equipment

Our mountain guide will bring the ordered rental equipment to the meeting place. The following equipment can be rented:

Please note that the backpack with the equipment does not weigh more than 8 to 10 kg (crampons, ice axe, harness weigh about 1.5 kg).

  • Climbing harness with 1x safelock carabiner
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons with ABS
  • Helmet
  • Eiger Extreme Hardshell Jacket
Technical equipment
  • Climbing harness with with 2 screwgate Carabinners and 1 Prusik
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons with ABS
  • Backpack approx. 30l with rain cover
  • Gaiter (optional)
  • Telescopic trekking poles (optional)
Clothing
  • 1x Hardshell jacket and pants (wind- and waterproof)
  • 1x Mountaineering or trekking pants
  • 1x Soft shell and/or fleece jacket
  • 1x Down jacket
  • 1x Short/long functional underwear
  • 1x Cap/headband and 1x hat
  • 2 pairs of gloves (1 thin pair, 1 warm, windproof and waterproof pair)
  • 1x Functional socks and 1x spare socks
  • Mountaineering shoes (at least ankle-deep, hard sole)
Overnight cottage
  • Own toiletries, ear plugs if required
  • Clohtes to wear in the hut (Minimum)
  • Sleeping bag liner made of silk or cotton (for hygienic reasons)
  • Pillow
  • Slippers
  • Towel
  • SAC/Alpine Club member card (if avalaible)
Food
  • Breakfast and dinner at the hut
  • Tea an lunch must be brought or can be bought at the hut
  • Snacks (e.g. energy bars, dried fruit, dried meat)
Various
  • Sunglasses and ski goggles
  • Sun cream and lip cream (SPF 30 or higher)
  • Camera and binoculars (optional)
  • Half fare travelcard (if existing)
  • Thermos flask made from break-proof material
  • Headlamp or flashlight with new batteries
  • Small medicinal supplies for personal requirements
Not available
07.07. - 08.07.2022
Tourguide
Heinz Arnold
duration: 2 days, Thu-Fri
state: not available
CHF 679.00
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25.07. - 26.07.2022
duration: 2 days, Mo-Di
state: not available
CHF 679.00
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05.08. - 06.08.2022
Tourguide
Erich Anderhalden
duration: 2 days, Fr-Sa
state: not available
CHF 679.00
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20.08. - 21.08.2022
duration: 2 days, Sa-So
state: not available
CHF 679.00
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05.09. - 06.09.2022
Tourguide
Erich Anderhalden
duration: 2 days, Mo-Di
state: available
CHF 679.00
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only few places left
11.09. - 12.09.2022
Tourguide
Markus Wey
duration: 2 days, So-Mo
state: only few places left
CHF 679.00
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24.09. - 25.09.2022
Tourguide
Paul Koller
duration: 2 days, Sa-So
state: available
CHF 679.00
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only few places left
08.10. - 09.10.2022
Tourguide
Marc Lüthi
duration: 2 days, Sa-So
state: only few places left
CHF 679.00
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