The approach to Heart of Darkness follows the summer trail in Mill B south then heads into the upper W branch.

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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

Park at the S curves 4.2 miles up Big Cottonwood Canyon on the S side of the road.

From here follow the creek to the E then follow the summer trail into Mill B S drainage.

This heads up for several miles through aspen groves until you hit the lakes.

From the lakes branch to the E/left and continue staying to the left most branch until it terminates in the uppermost cirque.

From here you'll see the deep gash that's formed by the Heart of Darkness.

Head to the left putting in the skin track to the ridge and then traverse to the top of the chute.