The Polluce, located between the Black Rock and the Castore, stands alone on the Verra glacier. It appears from every side like an ice cone crossed by some rocky ridge. The ascent by the normal route is very complete: it requires knowledge of the techniques on the glacier with ice axe and crampons and of the basic techniques of rock climbing. The rocky terminal spire is equipped with fixed ropes, which facilitate the ascent. The snow-capped peak is a perfect panoramic balcony on the Matterhorn and on the entire Monte Rosa chain.
The accompaniment of a UIAGM guide for the 2-day tour, half board at the refuge, off-road taxi, technical equipment (harness, crampons)
- 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)
- rigid, ankle height, waterproof boots.
- two pair of ski socks
- hat that covers your ears
- bag sheet for the hut
- sun screen & lip balm
- ice axe
- 1lt water bottle/thermos
- harness & crampons
The quote does not include: sleeping bad, drinks, lunch on the second day, high mountaineering clothing.
Difficulty: PD + (I ° / II ° steps and a III ° / III ° + section)
Duration of the ascent: approach 3 hours - ascent to the summit 3 hours
Uphill difference in height: 2405 m (approach: 1734 m - Polluce: 700 m)
Mountaineering is an inherently dangerous activity that can lead to serious injury or death. The guides of Monte Rosa are all UIAGM certified and are committed to doing everything possible to minimize the dangers, but the risk can never be eliminated and must be accepted before joining one of our groups.The guides of Monte Rosa will always do their best to help you achieve your goals and ensure you have a very pleasant experience; however, you must accept to rely on their unquestionable judgment while you are in the mountains and to respect and accept any decision they make. Being properly prepared and having a minimum standard of physical fitness is necessary to maintain an adequate safety margin in mountaineering climbs. If, due to your physical condition or for any other reason, your guide decides that you are not ready to attempt the ascent to Monte Rosa, you will be offered suitable alternatives.
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