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.
ACCESS: From Bow hut, you have two options to access the Balfour Hut (also known as the Rob J.
If avalanche conditions permit you can ski tour up and under (the east side) of St.
Nicholas Peak, however the traditional route is around the west side of St.
The traditional route to the west of St.
Nicholas Peak requires a steep 1000' climb up the Wapta Glacier directly west of the Bow hut.
Get the full route description at www.backcountryskiingcanada.com