Automatic Crux Detection

An automatic detection of potential cruxes helps to draw routes precisely and focuses on areas that are particularly important for a risk assessment.

Where can I activate the automatic crux detection?

The automatic crux detection can be activated or deactivated individually on each planned tour. To do this, simply open a tour and activate or deactivate automatic detection as shown below.

Explanation of the symbols

Information and assessment of potential cruxes according to the characteristic of the avalanche terrain. These sites require special attention in the assessment.

Details of the terrain

  • Slope of the steepest part of the slope
  • Exposures
  • Highest area

Explanation exclamation mark

The more exclamation points, the more unfavorable the avalanche terrain and the higher the danger.

Places with !!! are pronounced avalanche terrain and require a favorable avalanche situation.

!!! additionally signal the upper edge of the danger scale of the avalanche terrain.

Dangers reduction

A green arrow indicates a more favorable location due to bushes, open forest or a wide road.

Remote releases

Indicates a hazard from remote triggering and requires special attention.

Danger of falling

Indicates danger of extreme terrain with danger of falling (> 50° slope).

Analyze Cruxes

Clicking on detected crux opens a new dialog. This shows the factors on which basis the assessment was evaluated. This helps you to better understand the assessment. The following factors play a role:

  • Height

  • Slope

  • Exposure

  • Hazard avalanche terrain: Shows the calculated hazard potential

  • Terrain potential for triggering: Shows the danger due to incipient cracks or remote triggering

  • Consequences: Shows how high the danger of falling or burial is