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Pollux (4092 m.a.s.l.)

Ski Touring · Valais Alps
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An easy tour in terms of skiing technique, but difficult in terms of alpine technique.
moderate
Distance 18.1 km
2:45 h
700 m
700 m
4,086 m
1,865 m

An impressive four-thousand-metre peak with beautiful climbing on the ascent.

When ice conditions are good, you can climb up the very steep west face and also descend via it.

Ascent / descent from Klein Matterhorn. Difficulty ZS
- Ascent / descent: 454m | Counter ascent on descent: 188m
- Start altitude: 3820 m.ü.M. | Finish altitude: 4086 m.ü.M.
- Lowest point: 3658 m.ü.M. | Highest point: 4086 m.ü.M.
- Time required ascent: 2¾ h | Distance: 5.1 km


Author’s recommendation

After the effort, stop at the Furri Restaurant.
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
4,086 m
Lowest point
1,865 m
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Safety information

Ski and snowshoe routes are to be understood as general directions. The route should always be studied in the relevant literature before each tour. Detailed tour planning is strongly recommended. The practice of ski touring in alpine terrain is at your own risk;

Tips and hints

Places along the route: Pollux

Start

Zermatt, Klein Matterhorn mountain station (3,819 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'622'581E 1'087'365N
DD
45.937497, 7.729780
DMS
45°56'15.0"N 7°43'47.2"E
UTM
32T 401533 5087887
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Destination

Furri mountain restaurant

Turn-by-turn directions

Klein Matterhorn - Pollux - Furri Mountain Restaurant

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

By train to Zermatt, then on foot to the Matterhorn Express valley station.

Getting there

By car in the direction of Zermatt as far as Täsch.

Parking

There are several parking facilities available in Täsch.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'622'581E 1'087'365N
DD
45.937497, 7.729780
DMS
45°56'15.0"N 7°43'47.2"E
UTM
32T 401533 5087887
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

The issue of safety plays a fundamentally important role in ski touring, as you go off-piste and rescue teams often need a little longer to get to the scene of an accident. In addition, the danger of avalanches is always present.

The most important materials:

  • Touring skis
  • Touring bindings
  • Touring boots
  • Ski touring skins
  • Ski boots
  • Ski touring backpack
  • Helmet
  • Functional clothing according to the onion principle
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  • Avalanche transceiver (LVS)
  • Avalanche shovel
  • Avalanche probe
  • Safety set
  • First aid kit
  • Bivouac bag

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
18.1 km
Duration
2:45 h
Ascent
700 m
Descent
700 m
Highest point
4,086 m
Lowest point
1,865 m
Scenic Summit route
1600 m 1800 m
Morning
1600 m 1800 m
Afternoon

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