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Pollux, Zermatt

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Pollux is a mountain in the Pennine Alps on the border between Valais, Switzerland and the Aosta Valley in Italy. It is the lower of a pair of twin peaks, the other being Castor, named after the Gemini twins of Roman mythology. Pollux' peak is at an elevation of 4092m. It is separated from Castor by a pass at 3847m, named the Passo di Verra in Italian and the Zwillingsjoch in German.The first ascent was by Jules Jacot from Geneva with guides Josef-Marie Perren and Peter Taugwalder on August 1 1864. Their route was via the Schwarztor, a pass first crossed by John Ball and Gabriel Zumtaugwald in 1845. The impressive north ridge was first climbed by Captain John Percy Farrar and Wylie Lloyd with guide Josef Pollinger of St. Niklaus in the canton Valais on 18 August 1893.Ascents are usually made from the Rifugio Ottorino Mezzalama, the Monte Rosa hut ; if traversing the peaks via Pollux's north ridge, PD+, the Capanna Quintino Sella, and the Cesare Volante e Giorgio Rossi bivouac hut .The first winter and ski ascent of Pollux was by Dr Alfred von Martin and Karl Planck on 7 March 1913.
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  • the restaurant has 2 areas. ground and down. ground floor more for cheese fondue etc, downstairs is a good card, exquisite salad buffet, rdelijke price and good control (Johann)
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  • Although not is as famous as the monte Cervino, nor as cute, but also is a mountain majestic and worthy of many photos.
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  • The mountains Castor and Pollux, also are 4 thousands in the border between Switzerland and Italy. Part of the beauty that can be admired in this city.
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