The uphill route to access East Peak

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.

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.

Description

This track starts at the base area.

Work your way up the cat track/road to the climbers left of Gold Hills chair.

Watch out for snowmobiles and snowcats used to access the houses at the top of the lift.

This track goes through the trees.

Look for a narrow trail on the uphill side of a sharp switchback.

This hill is the first relatively open slope.

Follow for a short distance, head uphill and right and follow an old ski trail.

Once the trail turns back towards the left, continue up and straight ahead.

You will have to cross a creek and make your way up a steep hill.

At the top of this hill, you will encounter the summer hiking trail.

From here, head up and to the right.

Your destination will be above you.

Look for a few small cliffs on the climbers right.

You want to head up and to the left of these, working your way up the slope and keeping the ridge on your left side.

Continue to the top.