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.
Not often in condition but worth the hike out to this spectacular summit.
Classic location for the Freeride World Tour.
From the top of the Col Cornu chairlift skin up to the col itself and follow the ridge to the summit of the Aiguille Pourrie.
This usually involves a skin and/or bootpack.
From the summit ski in a NE direction tending left to avoid most of the rocky sections (many variations) before entering the Combe Gliere.
Enjoy some fast mellow terrain before re-joining the piste.
Beware of avalanche risk.