On the boundaries of the ski area on Blackcomb Glacier lies this steep pitch and often deep turns too with the right winds.

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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.

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.

Description

You can find this steep little pitch on the far right of the Blackcomb Glacier.

As it curves around to the left look for the 'Ski Area Boundary' markers.

This fun pitch hugs these markers closely just under the main Husume couloir (which is out of bounds).

When the snow and wind are on your side you can get some great powder shots down here before getting onto the long Blackcomb Glacier Road back to Crystal Ridge Express.

You may see some traverse lines at the top of this, be aware that following these will take you out of the Whistler Blackcomb boundary.

Take crevasse rescue kit in your group.

A minimum would be 30m ropes x 2, a long sling, 3 screwgate karabiners, prussiks and an ice screw.