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Overview Edit

Mountain Name(s): Pollux, Polluce, Поллукс, Поллакс     Geology: Tectonic
Elevation: 4091 m / 13421.9 ft     Snow line: 2500 m / 8202.1 ft
Summit(s): Main Summit (4 091 m /13 422 feet)
    Prominence: 247 m/810 ft
Location: Switzerland(Valais);     Isolation: 999 km/3 278 miles
Latitude/Longitude: 45°55'37.327''N
    Climbing Season(s): 01 Jun - 15 Sep;
Parent Range: Alps     Nearest Airport(s): Zurich airport (ZRH); Geneva International Airport (GVA); Milan Airport;
Range: Matterhorn Group     Convenience Center(s): Zermatt;
First Ascent: 1/8/1864 Jules Jacot , Peter Taugwalder     National Park(s): Please update

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A short, technical climb leading to a great viewpoint. Easy to

combine with climbs to some other mountains in the area - to

traverse the mountain from one hut to the other, or combine it

with the ascent of other nearby summits such as the Breithorn

or Castor.

Description Edit

It is the lower of a pair of twin peaks (the other is Castor),

named after the twins of Roman mythology. Pollux's peak is

separated from Castor by a pass at 3,845 m (12,615 ft), named

Passo di Verra in Italian and Zwillingsjoch in German.

Access from either the Kleine Matterhorn (Switzerland) lift or

the Ayas hut (Italy), a glacier approach leads to the foot of the

rocky SW Ridge where the technical difficulties begin. Starting

easily at first, the ridge then steepens. A series of walls and

chimneys are climbed with the aid of fixed chains that lead to

the top of the
rock barrier. A short snow ridge then leads to the

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Location Edit

Located in the Pennine Alps on the border between Valais, Switzerland and the Aosta Valley in Italy.

Getting there Edit

By train from Geneva / Zurich in Zermatt, either by car to the

parking lot near Zermatt and from this point by taxi-electric car.

By car or train from Milano airport to Courmayeur, then to


Europe, Switzerland: Valais

  • Pollux
  • Mountaineering - 2 Day(s)
  • 1 Jun - 30 Sep
  • Moderate/ Challenging 
  • 3 people climbed it



DID YOU KNOW (1) Edit Add

• Castor and Pollux are also a pair of summits in Yellowstone

National Park in Wyoming, USA. Located in the Absaroka Range,

Castor is 3,308 m, 65 m lower than its twin.


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