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.
This run is a thigh burner.
Starting on Upper Ferk's, enter through the trees to a broad open face.
On skier's left, the gully that gives this run its name carves a shallow trench below a summer road that crosses this slope.
Watch for this road early season before it fills in.
An old mine shaft once poked up in this gully, but has since been removed.
Enjoy the shallow ribs and glades on either side.