Polluce peak 4091 m

Pollux peak at 4000 mt stands alone on the Verra glacier and is the most beautiful natural balcony facing Cervino and the entire Monte Rosa chain. The summit is an ice cap supported by beautiful rocky ribs, it is the perfect climb for those who have already climbed Gnifetti and Castore and want to approach the world of technical mountaineering in a gradual manner. The ascent alternates techniques on glaciers and snow ridges, rock climbing of limited difficulty and sections equipped with fixed ropes.




Day 1
Meeting in St Jacques in the morning, transport on off-road vehicle to Pian di Verra Superiore and ascent to Refuge Guide di Ayas (3420 m), dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2
At the first light of day, we will climb the first rocky section to get closer to an altitude of 3980m where we will tackle the short via ferrata, which leads to the rocky balcony from where the snowy ridge of the Polluce summit cap starts. The return trip uses the same itinerary with a regenerating stop at Refuge Guide di Ayas and descent to Pian di Verra in the early afternoon where we will return with off-road vehicle 

Difficulty: PD+ (I°/II° steps and a III°/III°+ stretch)
Duration of the ascent: approach 3 hours – ascent to the summit 3 hours
Elevation uphill: (approach: 699 m – Pollux: 671 m)

  • 5 layers of clothing for the upper body (thermal shirt, light fleece, heavy fleece, down jacket, anorak.)
  • two set of gloves (soft and ski ones)
  • sunglasses (with 3 or 4 protection)
  • heavy trousers (windproof)
  • underpants
  • gaiters
  • rigid, ankle height, waterproof boots.
  • two pair of ski socks
  • headlamp
  • hat that covers your ears
  • bag sheet for the hut
  • sun screen & lip balm
  • poles
  • ice axe (if are used to it)
  • helmet is recommended but not mandatory
  • 1lt water bottle/thermos
  • harness & crampons


Private Hike
1 alpinist € 1200,00
2 alpinists € 640,00 pp
3 alpinists € 480,00 pp
4 alpinists € 390,00 pp

Group Hike
Max 3 alpinists (the maximum number may vary according to conditions) € 500,00 pp


The price includes:

a guide for the two days of the tour, technical equipment, off-road taxi transport, half board for the guide and clients in the refuge

Other details

Mountaineering is a dangerous activity by nature, the Monte Rosa guides, all UIAGM certified, undertake to do everything possible to minimize the dangers but the risk can never be eliminated and must be accepted before registering for the our activities.

The Monte Rosa Guides will always do their best to help you achieve your goals and ensure you have the best possible experience; however you must agree to rely on their unquestionable judgment while you are in the mountains and to respect any decision they make, including the return, if it is deemed necessary. Being adequately prepared and having a minimum standard of fitness is necessary to maintain an adequate margin of safety in our activities. If, due to your physical condition or for any other reason, your guide decides that you are not ready for the activity you have chosen, you will be offered alternatives adapted to your level of preparation.