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 couloir can be easily seen from Macugnaga.
Starting from the Belvedere chairlift top station, cross the glacier moraine in the direction of the couloir, it's a wide couloir which is not extremely steep and it provides an excellent ski tour when in condition.
30 mt rope required just in case of hard snow to climb.
The peak and descent provide wonderful views over the East face of Monte Rosa.
Be careful as due to the aspect, the sun can warm up and destabilize the snow causing rocks and ice to come loose.