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.
These options depend on coverage, snowfall history, and overall wind patterns.
This option has more vertical than option 3, but coverage on option 3 may be better depending on the factors mentioned.
Choose your route accordingly.
If you are on the Summit of Peak 10, it will be difficult to make the right decision, so understand the further you travel down the ridge, the more vertical you will lose.
The exit of this route will be just like the exit off of the Summit.
Pay attention to scattered rocks throughout the run since it gets so much sun.