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