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1-day guided ascent to Pollux, close to Zermatt

Follow certified guide Herbert on this 1-day guided ascent on Pollux, close to Zermatt and conquer one of the twin 4,000-meter summits of the Pennine Alps!

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration1 day
Offer periodJul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate


  • Achieve one of Switzerland's classic summits.

  • Take your mountaineering skills to the next level under expert guidance.

  • Stand on the summit of a 4-thousander and admire the views of the Pennine Alps.


I invite you to climb the Pollux summit (4,092 m) close to the charming village of Zermatt. Are you ready for this 1-day mountaineering adventure in Switzerland?

Located in the border between Switzerland and Italy, Castor and Pollux are known as the twin peaks of the Monte Rosa massif in the Pennine Alps.

We’ll start ascending from the Klein or “little” Matterhorn (3,883 meters). From here we’ll reach the top of Pollux climbing through a beautiful area and surrounded by the most spectacular views of the Pennine Alps, this will be a great way for participants to improve their mountaineering skills.

To participate in this program, all climbers will need to have some prior mountaineering experience as well as a great fitness level. Of course, I will be there every step of the way to make sure you reach the summit of this beautiful mountain in the best possible conditions.

Ready for this 1-day guided ascent on Pollux? Then send your request now and prepare for this magical experience in Switzerland!

If you are looking to climb both of “the twins “summits, you may also join me on this Castor 1-day guided ascent near Zermatt in the Pennine Alps


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Compulsory Equipment Rucksack 30 litre – Mountaineering boots* – Climbing seat harness* – Crampons with front points, steel, adjusted* – Ice axe* – Head torch, with spare battery (not for LED)* – Touring trousers / salopettes – Waterproof / breathable jacket with hood – Fleece jacket or jumper – Gloves – Thermal underwear – Shirt – Socks – Warm hat – Sun hat – Sunglasses with side protection – Sun screen factor >25 – Lip balm factor >15 – Flask or water bottle, about 1 Litre, no camel bag – Picnic for every touring day – Personal medication – Euros and Swiss francs – Id or passport. Nice to have Helmet* – Mitts – Alpine club member card – Telescope pol* – Compeed, second skin, sport tape – Foam ear plugs – sleeping pills (not strong ones) – Spare socks – Spare shirt – Spare underwear – Pocket knife – Camera (small and light) – Tooth brush and paste – Toilet paper – Insurance card – Credit card – Sleeping bag liner (cotton or silk) – Reduction card for tickets. Items with a * can be rented.


About the guide

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I am a nature lover who made his hobbies and passion into his profession. I possess only international recognized qualifications. As I am active in the mountains the whole year round my goal is to complement the programmes of the local organizations. My desire is to share with you my joy on the mountains, my knowledge, my experience and to make your stay in Zermatt to an unforgettable experience.

In the following pages you will find a few suggestions and ideas for your holiday in Zermatt. If my ideas or suggestions do not meet your demands, please do not hesitate to let me know what you would like to do and I will create your own personal programme. I am not only active in Zermatt but also everywhere where outdoor activities can be done. It would be a pleasure to accompany you safely and competently in the mountains.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

CHF 730 each

Group of 2

CHF 365 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

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