The mountaineering ascent to Mount Pollux, 4091 m, in the Monte Rosa Alps, is a wonderful experience that reaches one of the most renowned peaks of this wonderful alpine area.

The mountaineering ascent to Mount Pollux through the Verra Glacier is a perfect climb for those want to experience a majestic climb above 4000 meters without too many technical difficulties and average hiking time. The path is divided in two legs: two days of full immersion in a spectacular and evocative environment.

  • Mount Pollux
  • 2 days
  • Medium difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults only

Pollux mountaineering ascent from Verra Glacier

The Pollux mountaineering ascent through the Verra Glacier, along the Normal Route alternates techniques on glaciers and snow ridges, rock climbing of moderate difficulty and sections equipped with fixed ropes.

Day one
The meeting point is in St Jacques - Champoluc. The itinerary starts from Pian di Verra Superiore, reachable by Jeep, and it goes towards the little valley of glacier Piccolo Ghiacciaio di Verra. The itinerary goes on through the steep morainic graveled slope of glacier Grande Ghiacciaio di Verra. The path, then, will lead the mountaineers to Refuge Guide di Ayas (3420 m). Dinner and overnight stay.

Day two
From Refuge Guide di Ayas the itinerary resumes going up the slopes. A rather steep stretch preceds an equipped stretch that allows to overcome some smooth slabs. The path, then, leads to a little col from where the sharp snowy ridge starts and it leads to the summit of Mount Pollux (Monte Polluce). The descent is along the same climbing route.

Mountain guide price for the Pollux ascent

€ 1000 - Price for 1 person
€ 1160 - Price for 2 persons

The price not includes:

Overnight stay, dinner and breakfast (1 nigth)
Jeep Transfers

Where to meet your mountain guide

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at:
    Monterosa Ski
    Loc. Frachey
    11020 Ayas - AO
  • Meeting time to be agreed
  • Geographic coordinates 45°51'17.1"N 7°44'00.4"E

What to bring

  • Crampons
  • Mountaineering ax
  • Climbing helmet
  • Climbing harness
  • Carabiners
  • Mountain boots
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks
  • Technical apparel
  • Change of clothing
  • Backpack

What you need to know

  • Equipment Remember to bring the minimum required equipment for the activity. If you do not own the equipment let us know, we will provide it for you, if available or for hire.
  • Reservation The reservation for this experience is individual, with a dedicated mountain guide. It may be reserved for a number of participants no greater than the maximum number allowed.
  • Excursion price The price shown is for the excursion with the dedicated mountain guide and possible transfer using the guide's private vehicle. It is valid for individual reservations for a number of participants that does not exceed the maximum number allowed.
  • Safety The mountain guide may cancel or suspend the excursion or change the itinerary if minimum safety conditions are not guaranteed. Please view the terms.
  • Rigid terms of cancellation The terms of cancellation and change for this experience are rigid. Please view the terms.

How to reserve your mountain guide

To reserve a IFMGA-UIAGM Certified Mountain Guides for the Pollux mountaineering ascent from Verra Glacier, you must send a request that provides and specifies your contact information, the number of participants and the date/period in which you wish to take the mountain climbing to Pollux.
We will respond immediately to confirm the availability of the guide, the deadline, if any, to confirm the option for the reservation, methods of payment, characteristics and organization of the mountaineering experience.
Once the reservation is confirmed, we will send you the receipt and the presentation voucher with the details of the service, the name of the mountain guide or the mountaineering school, and all the contact information.