High up!

Pollux or Castor

Take a comfortable cable car ride in the morning up to Klein Matterhorn at 3'883 m a.s.l, climb a 4'000er and spend the afternoon back at the village while enjoying a refreshing drink and wearing shorts.
This are Pollux and Castor!

 

Pollux 4'092 m a.s.l.

(Ice and rock tour)

The Pollux is located northwest of the Castor and is 4’092 m a.s.l. making it the smaller of the two peaks. The Pollux lies between the Breithorn and the Lyskamm. You reach the Pollux via the „Zwillingsjoch“.

Jules Jacot completed the first ascent on the 1st August 1864 (Swiss National day) with mountain guides Josef-Marie Perren and Peter Taugwalder.

The easiest way to reach the summit is from the Klein Matterhorn lift station. The tour can be completed in one day or in conjunction with a multi-day tour of the Monte Rosa massif. The Pollux can be climbed in the summer and the winter. In winter it can be done in combination with a beautiful ski decent over the Schwarztor.

The ascent to the Pollux summit is not particularly long (1 - 1.5 hours). It does however have a more demanding climbing section (difficulty level 2).

This tour is also an excellent preparation for the Matterhorn ascent.

Pollux 4'092 m a.s.l.
Duration:

Approx. 5-6 hours from the Klein Matterhorn

Best period:
  • Daily from June to September (depending on the conditions)
  • In Winter on request 
Number of participants:

1 – max. 2 people

Program:
  • Meeting point Summer: 06:30 a.m. (depending on season) at the Matterhorn Express station
  • Meeting point Winter: 08:15 a.m. at the Matterhorn Express station
  • After arriving at the Klein Matterhorn station, you will cross the plateau of the Breithorn and climb the south-west face
  • Return will be in the early afternoon
Requirements:

Technical level: +++

Endurance level: **

Requirements table

Rate :

With a private mountain guide:

  • CHF 675.00 for 1 person
  • CHF 720.00 for 2 persons

In a group (max. 2 persons):

  • CHF 360.00 per person
Additional costs:
  • Return cable car from Zermatt to Klein Matterhorn: CHF 114.50
  • Rental equiptment: between CHF 50.00 and CHF 70.00 in a sports shop in Zermatt.
Execution or cancellation:

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Equipment:

Please see equipment list here

Insurance:

Insurance is the responsibility of the participant (accident and evacuation insurance advised)

PRIVATE MOUNTAIN GUIDE: FROM CHF 675.00
IN A GROUP (2 PERSONS): CHF 360.00

Castor 4'223 m a.s.l.

(Ice tour)

Castor is one of the “twin” peaks, the other being Pollux, at 4'223 m a.s.l. Castor is the highest of the two peaks. Castor and Pollux are separated by the so-called “Zwillingsjoch” 3'845 m a.s.l.  The Italian-Swiss boarder runs between Pollux via Castor to the Lyskamm. The summit of Castor is on the Italian side.

The first ascent was made on August 23rd, 1861 by F.W. Jacomb and William Mathews with the mountain guide Michel Croz.

Castor is easily accessed from the Klein Matterhorn cable car station. This beautiful tour is completed in one day or it can be combined with a multi-day tour in the Monte Rosa massif. The ascent is from the Klein Matterhorn mountain station via the Zwillingsjoch and the west flank. It is a very scenic glacier tour. Castor can be climbed during the summer and winter. In winter, the summit experience is complemented by the spectacular Schwarztor descent.

Castor 4'223 m a.s.l.
Duration:

Approx. 6-7 hours from the Klein Matterhorn

Best period:
  • Daily from June to September (depending on the conditions)
  • In Winter on request 
Number of participants:

1 – max. 2 persons

Program:
  • Summer: Meeting point 06:30 a.m. (depending on season) at the Matterhorn Express station
  • Winter: Meeting point 08:15 a.m. at the Matterhorn station
  • After arriving at the Klein Matterhorn station, you will cross the plateau of the Breithorn and start the steep west flank of the Castor. 
  • Return will be in the early afternoon.
Requirements:

Technique level: +++

Endurance level: ***

Requirements table

Rate:

With a private mountain guide:

  • CHF 705.00 for 1 person
  • CHF 750.00 for 2 persons

In a group (max. 2 persons):

  • CHF 375.00 per person
Additional costs:
  • Return lift pass from Zermatt to Klein Matterhorn CHF 114.50
  • Rental equipment: between CHF 50.00 and CHF 70.00 from a sports shop in Zermatt
Execution or cancellation:

Click here for the general terms and conditions

Equipment:

Please see equipment list here

Insurance:

Insurance is the responsibility of the participant (accident and evacuation insurance)

PRIVATE MOUNTAIN GUIDE: FROM CHF 705.00
IN A GROUP (2 PERSONS): CHF 375.00

 

Castor 4'223 m a.s.l & Pollux 4'091 m.a.s.l.

Both twin summits in one day

PS: The absolute endurance test for the Matterhorn!

Castor & Pollux
Duration:

Approx. 8 - 9 hours from the Klein Matterhorn

Best period:

Daily from June to September (depending on the conditions)

Number of participants:

1 - max. 2 persons

Program:
  • 06:30 a.m. (depending on season) meeting with your private mountain guide at the Matterhorn Express station
  • After arriving at the Klein Matterhorn station, you will cross the plateau of the Breithorn and start climbing the Pollux followed by the Castor
  • Return will be in the late afternoon.
Requirements:

Technique level: +++

Endurance level: ****

Requirements table

Rate:

With a private mountain guide:

  • CHF 895.00 for 1 person
  • CHF 950.00 for 2 persons
Addionnal costs:
  • Return lift pass from Zermatt to Klein Matterhorn CHF 114.50
  • Rental equipment: between CHF 50.00 and CHF 70.00 from a sports shop in Zermatt
Execution or cancellation:

Click here for the general terms and conditions

Equipment:

Please see equipment list here

Insurance:

Insurance is the responsibility of the participant (accident and evacuation insurance)

PRIVATE MOUNTAIN GUIDE: FROM CHF 895.00

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