Analysing terrain data
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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.
From Fiesch there is a bus that takes you to the village of Binn.
Our tour starts a little further up the road at Fald.
This road may be snow covered in which case you can skin or walk/taxi as needed.
From Fald you follow the valley to the E on an old smugglers trail to the well positioned small Mittlenberg Hut at 2393m, with great views.
If you have extra energy in the afternoon you can do a small circular tour ascending the Mittleberg, 2537m, above the hut, then descending to the N, W and then S down the Turbewasser and the shoulder to its skiers' R, before reascending to the hut.