Analysing terrain data
The exposure grade describes the potential consequences of falling or slipping off the path.
Low Exposure: The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.
Medium Exposure: The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.
High Exposure: Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.
Extreme Exposure: Some trail sections are extremely exposed where falling will almost certainly result in serious injury or death.
The 5th stage of the Breck Epic is one of the most difficult stages of the week.
Beginning at the Burro trail, it climbs steeply up and over the Ten Mile Range.
Dropping part way down the back side, the trail then regains the crest of the Ten Mile Range, and drops down the uber-technical Miner's Creek trail.
Eventually, the stage returns to Breckenridge on the Peaks Trail.