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.
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.