Analysing terrain data
The exposure grade does not take into account objective hazards (stone fall, seracs, etc) 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.
An enjoyable, short couloir which is a good introduction to this kind of skiing.
The couloir is accessed from the traverse on the classic Vallons Chancel route - cross a small rock band to find the entrance.
It is around 100m long.
Watch for windslab on the approach.