Wide open alpine

Statistics

Analysing terrain data

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km

40

m

146

m

32

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Exposure

Exposure

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.

Description

Current Creek Bench is a very wide slope that falls off the ridge to the east of Mt Russel's summit.

The northern side of the the ridge often has a cornice on it, so it is usually most easily skied down the fall line from the true summit of Mt Russel.

The wind can play all sorts of games in this area so be aware of its direction and intensity for both avalanche conditions and snow quality.