An exposed traverse to access 2 chutes and Upper Feather Trees


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.

High Exposure (E3)In case of a fall, death is highly likely.


Sunrise Traverse is a very exposed traverse from the Big Bang entrance to Couloir Extreme allowing access to Sunrise Chute and Upper Feather Trees.

It crosses above a large cliff band which can fill in fairly wide depending on the snow year.

Nonetheless, this is a No Fall Zone.