Pollux Mountain, Pennine Alps, 2 Day Guided Ascent

Join one of the IFMGA-certified guides in the Peakshunter team on this 2 day climb of the Pollux mountain in the Pennine Alps between Valais of Switzerland and the Aosta Valley of Italy.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range

Alps

People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    Pollux (4,092m) rests on the border between Switzerland and Italy in the Pennine Alps. It sits between Valais and the Aosta Valley, and is the smaller of a pair of twin peaks. The other peak is Castor (4,223m).

    Named after the Gemini Twins of Roman myth these 2 peaks are truly a sight to behold. And after you see them side by side, it is easy to see why they bear such a legendary name.

    On this trip, we will climb to the summit of Pollux. The climb will take 2 days. The ascent will not be too difficult, and can be done by mountaineering beginners.

    The first day of this adventure will see us heading to Champoluc in the Val d’Ayas. From there we will take a taxi to the Pian di Verra. After that, we will walk for approximately 2 to 3 hours to the Refuge Guides d’Ayas (3,420m). On the second day, we will make the climb to the summit of Pollux. The ascent and descent should take between 7 to 8 hours.

    On this trip you will get to climb an incredible mountain. And when you reach the summit of Pollux, you will have the chance to gaze at its ancient twin, while also admiring the abundance of peaks and valleys all around. If that sounds like something you want to do over the course of 2 days, send me a message, and let me guide you.

    And if you would like to climb Castor, I can also guide you on this 2 day expedition.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    750 EUR

    Group of 2
    400 EUR

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
     20 Euros/per person for ice axe, harness, crampons and helmet.
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Beginner

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Accommodation

    Mountain Hut

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    It is recommended that you bring warm clothes, a harness, walking shoes, crampons, ice axe, sunglasses, sunscreen and a camera.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    Founded in 2013 by Elis Martis and Silvia Pergami, PEAKSHUNTER is a team of IFMGA-certified mountain guides.

    Although we all have different backgrounds and experiences, we share the same goals and projects and, more than anything, love our job and share a deep passion for the mountains.

    We strive to guarantee unparalleled experiences for our clients and are constantly on the lookout for new adventures. We want to provide you with intense emotions and want to be there to share them with you. We feel we've done our job when there are big, cheesy smiles on everybody's faces at the end of the day.

    We love to make your dreams come true! Determination and passion are our guiding principles and we hope to pass them on to you. We want to build strong, long-lasting relationship with our clients, based on the respect we feel for everyone who joins us in the exploration of this striking vertical world.

    Alberto, Alessandro, Claudio, Maurizio, Claudio, Jacopo, Giovanni, Elis e Silvia

     
     
     

     

    What People are Saying about Peaks Hunter Mountain Guide Team

     

    I want to post my review on Peaks Hunter Mountain Guides ( see below).I climbed Mont Blanc in September 2019 with Peak Hunter Mountain Guides. The service I received was excellent. They provided me with all the information I requested and more. Scheduling was clear and everything went as it was planned. My guide, Luigi Gagliardi, is a highly skilled professional. He did a great job taking me to the summit, providing me with all instructions and taking a great care of me. I learnt a lot from him. He is also a great person.
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    Alexey Semakov
    We were guided by PeaksHunter in a Gran Paradiso ascent, and it was memorable! We just would like to thank Silvia and Elis for the wonderful trip we\'ve experienced with their guidance. The communication and organization before and during the trip was clear and detailed. We felt completely supported and safe accompanied by Silvia and Elis. Thanks for clarify all our questions and help us very kindly mainly considering our lack of experience in trips like that. At supermarket, the ride to the park, the lunch before we start, during the trail, at meals in the mountain, at all these moments we had great company and support. This was our first ascent in this altitude and Silvia and Elis demonstrated be professionals very experienced and high skilled. We appreciate the way they enjoy the nature in a respectful and safe manner. They were attentive to the minor details regarding our security and also our experience. We are lucky to have had you as our guides. The best photo we took it is not enough to express how good is the feeling to be at this point in the mountains and appreciate pure nature. We saw landscapes completely new for our eyes in a memorable experience. Silvia and Elis, thank you very much. We really appreciate our time in Gran Paradiso and we feel lucky to be guided by you. André and Vânia
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    Andre Silveira
    Great experience. Would recommend Jacopo to anyone!
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    Roy Schindler
    Great trip! Our first ever mountain climb. It was HARD! We are hikers but had never been mountaineering. Ellis took great care of us. We greatly enjoyed our trek up grand Paradiso!!!!
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    Josephine Spitzley
     

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