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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.
After utilising the lift system to get to the Ptarmigan restaurant, ascend to the summit of cairngorm before skiing off in a south/south-westerly aspect to the top of Stag Rocks.
A close neighbour of Y Gully, Diagonal is an aesthetic couloir descending almost to the western edge of Loch Avon and - like its partner- can be difficult to locate in flat light so come prepared.
The gully descends on a (diagonal) line on a south/south-easterly direction and is steep/often corniced at the top though the skier's right side is a little mellower.
Later in the season you can enjoy “Scandinavian style” skiing down to the shores of Loch Avon below before skinning/hiking out of the basin into Coire Domhain.