From the knoll out to the Crags


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The exposure grade does not take into account objective hazards (stone fall, seracs, etc) 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.


Although not quite marked on the map, the Watson's Crags area provides some intense and incredible skiing.

From Tenison Woods Knoll, simply follow the ridge line on and out to the north, then it turns slightly westwards then you will inevitably be able to see the incredible view of the area beyond.

Make sure you keep to the centre of the ridge line, as large cornices can form on the eastern sides and can break away beneath you.

This is a really enjoyable skin with amazing views in all directions, just make sure you've got a camera handy.