A short hike up the Throne ridge reaches an open slope above a wide basin.

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Exposure

Exposure

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.

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.

Description

High Saddle starts just a few minutes up the Throne ridge hike.

Look for the small alpine first that dot the upper section.

Watch for the traverse track below.

This is a relatively easy run for those wanting to hike for a few fresh turns.

Non-experts should avoid the cedar bench a third of the way down, where it steepens and often requires jumping off a cliff.

Veer to the left through the opening in the trees for a consistent fall line to the bottom.