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 incredible journey to remember - and the scene of many rescues.
A very wild and more direct line than the Chirouze through a series of exposed couloirs.
These couloirs often end in waterfalls and cliffs requiring rappels or traverses out.
A genuinely incredible setting for an adventure on skis.
A number of rappels are usually equipped but take some slings.
Skiing the route on-sight is very committing.
Crampons and axe could be useful.