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.
Bushrat is a steep and fun line along Chainsaw Ridge and is usually the first one people dare to try.
The whole ridge builds a cornice but Bushrat normally has enough traffic to make the entrance constantly visible.
The entrance is a small gap that drops onto a spine.
Once you've dropped in, make sure you stop, as it will either land you on top of Bushrat Shoulder or a cliff band, and you don't want to find out the wrong way! Bushrat is a diagonally left, fairly wide chute that leads down to Couloir Extreme.
The snow usually stays pretty good even several days after a snowfall.
Be careful of traverse lines and avalanche/cornice debris in the bowl, especially as it flattens out.
Cutting left with the traverse lines under Bushrat and Bushwhip gives you access to Faller's Pillow.