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Issued at 23/07/2014 7:38am. Valid till 25/07/2014 6pm

Taranaki

Mountain
Current avalanche advisory
High Alpine

Above 2000 meters

Alpine

1000 to 2000 meters

Sub Alpine

Below 1000 meters

Avalanche Danger Scale
Avalanche Danger Scale
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Primary Avalanche Danger

Dangerous Aspects
high
Danger Rose
2
Highest Danger Rating
Likelihood
indicator
gauge
Certain
Likely
Unlikely
Size
indicator
gauge
Largest
Small
Trend
indicator
gauge
Increasing
No change
Decreasing
Time of day
clock
Time of day
All day
Alpine level
High Alpine: Above 2000m
Alpine: 1000 to 2000m
Low Alpine: Below 1000m
Description:
The avalanche danger has moved down to Moderate as weather conditions eased though Tuesday and the snow pack started to settle out. With this higher on the mountain isolated pockets of wind slab with new snow instabilities will possibly still exist and care is still required, choose your route wisely. Conditions should continue to improve as the weather remains settled today and in to Thursday, reminder care should still be used at this time as a lot of snow was moved around on the upper mountain during the storm cycle. Ridge top and exposed faces to the wind are firm so care is also required when moving around on them, as always travel on the mountain(above the snow line) requires avalanche equipment and mountaineering equipment.

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Avalanche Activity
No observed or report avalanche activity

Current Snowpack Conditions

Current Snowpack Conditions
30-40cm of snow fell on the mountain from Sunday though to early Tuesday am, strong to moderate south westerly winds have transported large amounts of snow on to leeward aspects and stripped ridge tops. Snow conditions have settled during Tuesday but wind transportation still continued for most of the day. New snow instabilities do exist in the wind transported snow but not very deep.

Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather
Clear skies light southerly winds.


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Sliding Danger

Slide For Life
Crampons and Ice axe are still required as exposed faces and ridge tops are firm, use care.

Forecast by Todd Cations-Velvin

Mountain Safety Council
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