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.
From the top of Peak Chair take Matthews Traverse and cut off skiers left to The Cirque double black.
Once out of the narrow straight-line of The Cirque, traverse high skiers left for about 250m (no fall zone) underneath large cliffs to your left and above a 70ft cliff band on your right.
Once you can see Peak Chair again the face will become apparent in front of you.
This convex slope has some 5-30ft cliffs with excellent steep landings on the skiers right however stay skiers left and you should be in for a good few face shots on a powder day.
For a line with no cliffs, ski diagonally left pointing towards Peak Chair.
Once off the face, enjoy the snow back down to Peak Chair for your next lap! - Often there will only be one or two lines on East Face for a good few days - Make them yours!