Via Valais Stage 2: CAB. D’ESSERTZE TO CAB. AIGUILLE ROUGE

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CABANE D’ESSERTZE TO CABANE AIGUILLE ROUGE

Trail Running Difficult

Distance
31 km
Ascent
1.7 km
Descent
1.1 km
Low Point
2.1 km
High Point
2.9 km
Gradient
19˚
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Via Valais Stage 2: CAB. D’ESSERTZE TO CAB. AIGUILLE ROUGE Map

Description

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+/-

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Difficulty

Difficult

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