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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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  • We climbed to Pollux, the Plateau Rosa station. Long but nice crossing at altitude up to the Black Gate, then go for the short West arrived at the Summit. Beautiful Escalade in glacial environment and spectacular 360°.
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  • Went to this restaurant a couple times after skiing. Was pleased with the presence of normal full meal, not just fast food. Prices are expensive, but as in all mountain restaurants, especially in Switzerland. Served quickly, especially liked the fondue.
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  • The restaurant is small, but cozy and prepared everything quickly. We took the fondue, salad and meat, all quite tasty. A wide choice of dishes, especially for mountain restaurants
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