A wide steep chute that opens into an open bowl

Statistics

Analysing terrain data

Exposure

Exposure

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.

Medium Exposure (E2)As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

Description

One of several wide steep chutes above Hamburger basin.

Access by hiking the Throne.

A large cornice builds on the right of this chute making the entrance a long vertical drop.

Look for the shallower entrance on the skier's left.

A few small trees line the edges of this shallow chute, which hold snow.

Watch out for a traverse track below the chute as it opens into Hamburger Basin.