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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.

Mountain RangeAlps
Duration2 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified

Description

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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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.

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About the guide

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Founded in 2013 by Elis and Silvia, 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.

Professionalism and safety are our core values because we love our job and we are passionate about Mountain and Nature.
We are enthusiastic to share new adventures and guarantee the most memorable emotions to all our clients.
If you are interested in experience the beauty of Nature and the power of the Mountains, Peakshunter Mountain Guides will be happy to guide you! 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 want to build a 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.

Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Monterosa, Dufourspitze and Margherita Hut, Gran Paradiso, Breithorn, Castor and Pollux are only a few of several 4000 Alps summits next to the area we live and work: the beautiful little Aosta Valley region, close to French and Swiss borders and not far from Geneva, Milan and Turin international airports.

Realize your dreams, discovering breathtaking views or simply living an extraordinary day: you just need to use your imagination and we will realize your trip as you desire to live it!

Peakshunter Mountain Guides team will be happy to guide you, sharing adventures and being you companions, personal trainers, consultants and expertise supporters for all you need in planning the next Mountain dream!


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 774 each

Group of 2

EUR 413 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

Price details

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


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