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.
A classic Canadian ski traverse located in the heart of the Rockies just outside Lake Louise.
There are four huts along the way to make the journey more enjoyable — the Peyto Hut, the Bow Hut, the Balfour Hut and the Scott Duncan Hut. ACCESS: The trailhead is on the west side of Highway 93 and is located at the parking lot and tourist viewpoint at Peyto Lake.
The turn-off for the parking lot is located five km north of the turn-off for the Num-Ti-Jah Lodge.
Alternatively, there is a plowed parking area on the west side of Highway 93, down the hill and 2.5 km past the bow summit. The route starts from the parking lot at the Bow summit on the west side of Highway 93.
It descends through thick steep trees to Peyto Lake.
Get the full route description at www.backcountryskiingcanada.com