Analysing terrain data
The exposure grade does not take into account objective hazards (stone fall, seracs…) but only the consequences of the skier falling.
Low Exposure (E1): Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.
Medium Exposure (E2): As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.
High Exposure (E3): In case of a fall, death is highly likely.
Extreme Exposure (E4): In case of a fall, the skier faces certain death.
This line requires some effort on your way up, but it will give you a great taste of Monte Rosa higher range.
It is a steep couloir that starts from a rocky ridge, it descend down into a flat slope that ends on a very big cliff.
Ski on the right to avoid it and enter the Balma.
The line itself is quite easy but you need a good knowledge of high mountains and steep skiing.
on your way up you'll be on a glacier and crevasses could be open.
Good snow conditions are necessary for this run