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.
The most conservative line in the zone that avoids rocks and cliffs located in the saddle before the peak.
A great safe line for powder skiing.
Remember to stay hard right at the bottom so you can hike back out to the resort that ends up on Palisades ridge.
You could bootpack or skin depending on your preference.
Skins may be helpful on the return to the resort.