Pollux

Elevation (feet): 13,425
Elevation (meters): 4,092
Continent: Europe
Country: Switzerland/Italy
Range/Region: Pennine Alps
Latitude: 45.927626
Longitude: 7.785362
Difficulty: Basic Snow/Ice Climb
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1864
First successful climber(s): Peter Taugwalder senior and Jules Jacot
Nearest major airport: Geneva/Milano/Zurich
Convenient Center: Zermatt

Thanks to Oyvind Lind Petersen and Marshall Hall for contributing to these details. (View history)

From Zermatt take the cableway to Kleine Matterhorn - 3800m. From here it takes two hours nice walking on the glacier in south-east direction before the 90 minutes climb begin. The climb is mostly 1 with some parts of 2. Snow to 50 degree. This mountain is more demanding than the nearby mountains Castor and Breithorn because some parts of the climb here are exposed.

A alternative is the Italian way from Mezzalama Hut.

Thanks to Oyvind Lind Petersen for this description.