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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.
A steep open glade, False Summit starts just before the first Southback gate.
Access by hiking the Throne until you reach the first flat spot.
False Summit starts here.
A few small alpine firs dot the upper slope early season.
This slope quickly becomes less steep.
Watch for the cedar bench a third of the way down, which is steep and often rocky and might require mandatory air.
Veer to the right or left above the trees to avoid this area.