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.
Incredibly steep slope littered with small cliffs that can be heavily corniced up top.
It is the area that runs along the summit of the mountain.
About halfway across the top is the hardest part and mostly gets avoided due to a decently sized cliff.
CAUTION – traverse tracks run just below the steepest portion.
High speed turns and landings off cliffs may be difficult on non-powder days.
The easiest entrance is the furthest part down the ridge which acts as a natural saddle.
On large snowpack years it can be groomed.