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Stage two continues from hut to hut, the Cabane d’Essertze to Cabane Aiguille Rouge, without dropping into the valleys.
A high traverse lined with blueberry bushes above the Val d’Hérémence leads to the Grande Dixence, the world’s highest gravity dam.
From there, a flat run on the gravel road alongside the Lac de des Dix leads to a steep climb over the Pas de Chèvre.
Head into the Val d'Arolla and the Cabane Aiguille Rouge for the night. Bonus Peak: Mont de l’Etoile (3370m) 5km, 600m+/- Download the GPX file here: http://bit.ly/ViaValais_Stage2