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Issued at 30/08/2014 5:44pm. Valid till 1/09/2014 6pm

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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
1
Highest Danger Rating
Likelihood
indicator
gauge
Certain
Likely
Unlikely
Size
indicator
gauge
Largest
Small
Trend
indicator
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Increasing
No change
Decreasing
Time of day
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Time of day
All day
Alpine level
High Alpine: Above 2000m
Alpine: 1000 to 2000m
Low Alpine: Below 1000m
Description:
Check for the presence of weak sugary snow buried in the pack on shady slopes and test how well its bonded to surrounding layers before tacking steep terrain.

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Avalanche Activity
no reports of recent avalanching

Current Snowpack Conditions

Current Snowpack Conditions
Snow conditions are likely to be pretty well settled by now, but It would be interesting to check for the layer of weak sugary snow buried above ( or sandwiched between ) old ice crusts that was previously quite widespread on shady slopes. This old weak layer is well bonded and no longer reacting to snow tests at mt cook but could still exist in a few spots out east.

Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather
Fine weather continues.


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Sliding Danger

Slide For Life
Plenty of hard old snow out there that could sustain a long sliding fall, especially in the mornings when things are still frozen hard. Choose your lines accordingly.

Forecast by Trevor Streat

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