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Pollux Peak, Wyoming - Hiking





Pollux Peak, Wyoming Statistics

Difficulty

Easy

Elevation gain

3,372 meters

What are the activities at Pollux Peak, Wyoming ?

Hiking


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Why choose a trail at Pollux Peak, Wyoming?

Pollux (Italian: Polluce) 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 (German: Zwillinge), the other being Castor, named after the Gemini twins of Roman mythology. Pollux' peak is at an elevation of 4,092 m (13,425 ft). It is separated from Castor by a pass at 3,847 m (12,621 ft), named Passo di Verra in Italian, Col de Verra in French and Zwillingsjoch in German. The first ascent was by Jules Jacot from Geneva with guides Josef-Marie Perren and Peter Taugwalder (father) on August 1 (the Swiss national day) 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 (a future President of the Alpine Club) and Wylie Lloyd with guide Josef Pollinger of St. Niklaus in the canton Valais on 18 August 1893. Ascents are usually made from the Refuge Ottorino Mezzalama (3,036 m), the Monte Rosa hut (2,795 m); if traversing the peaks via Pollux's north ridge, PD+, the Refuge Quintino Sella au Félik (3,585 m), and the Rossi-Volante bivouac hut (3,850 m). The first winter and ski ascent of Pollux was by Dr Alfred von Martin and Karl Planck on 7 March 1913. There are also a pair of summits named Pollux and Castor in Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, USA. Located in the Absaroka Range, Pollux is 3,373 m, 65 m higher than its twin.

What are the services on site?

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Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule
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Coordinates
44.666382 -109.929514

What are the coordinates and address of Pollux Peak, Wyoming?

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What are the comments and evaluations from the community?

Brice Kreitzer
Brice Kreitzer
We are going to spend the day with family. Everyone had a good time.
7 years ago
Robert Peterson
Robert Peterson
Mission accomplished. It's fab!!
8 years ago
Ronald J. Johnson
Ronald J. Johnson
I love this place
8 years ago
Valerie Barrett
Valerie Barrett
Enjoy the nature
7 years ago




Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

What is the level of difficulty of Pollux Peak, Wyoming ?

Easy

What is the elevation of Pollux Peak, Wyoming?

3372.00 M

Is the place are families friendly?

No

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

No