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Ascend Pollux 4,092M

Climb Pollux on this day tour from Zermatt. It features both rock and snow, along with stunning views.

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Ascend Pollux 4,092M

Climb Pollux on this day tour from Zermatt. It features both rock and snow, along with stunning views.

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About the tour

The Pollux, standing at 4,092 meters above sea level, is a prominent peak located northwest of the Castor in the Monte Rosa massif. This climb offers a mix of ice and rock terrain, making it a thrilling adventure for climbers. The Pollux can be reached via the Zwillingsjoch pass, situated between the Breithorn and Lyskamm. This climb is accessible from the Klein Matterhorn lift station, allowing it to be completed as a day trip or part of a multi-day tour.

Pollux can be climbed in both summer and winter. In winter, it’s often combined with a ski descent over the Schwarztor. The climb itself takes approximately 1 to 1.5 hours and features a moderately challenging section with a difficulty level of 2. Despite its relatively short duration, the ascent demands a good level of fitness and climbing skill, making it suitable for those looking to experience the majestic beauty and challenge of the Swiss Alps. It's a good preparation tour before climbing the Matterhorn.

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Tour details

Climb the Pollux at 4,092 m in one day! This tour features both rock and snow, and it’s a perfect preparation tour for the Matterhorn.


• Level: PD / UIAA: II / F+

• Number of people: Maximum 2 people

• Season: June - September. Also possible in winter. 

• Duration: 1 day


• AM: Meetup point, either Zermatt village or top of Klein Matterhorn

• AM: From top of Klein Matterhorn, cross the Breithorn plateau & climb Pollux via the SW face

• Early Afternoon: Descent & return


• 1 Person: CHF 850

• 2 Persons: CHF 475 per person

A 5% booking fee applies at checkout

What's included?

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Additional costs

Cable car return ticket for you and the guide

Equipment rental: Harness, helmet, and crampons can be rented in the sports shops in the valley

NOTE: In case of unsuitable conditions, another activity is proposed by the guide. The guide also reserves the right to propose another activity if the level of the client is not suitable for the tour.

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Fernando, ES
June, 2024
"The experience has been incredible to be able to do my first 4000m mountain. Emanuel is a very nice and a very good guide"
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"Thanks for a great adventure. We reached the summit despite the hard winds and high levels of snow!"
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March, 2024
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