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Issued at 1/04/2015 3:37pm. Valid till 3/04/2015 6pm

Aoraki/Mt Cook

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
10am - 5pm
Alpine level
High Alpine: Above 2000m
Alpine: 1000 to 2000m
Low Alpine: Below 1000m
Description:
With the recent soaking there will be a moderate danger of loose wet snow avalanches starting out of steeper terrain. The hazard will be at it's worst in the head of the day on solar affected aspects.

Secondary 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:
With up to 40cm of new snow having fallen above circa 2100m over the weekend there will remain a possibility of windslab existing on slopes at those elevations lee to the north and the northwest. While with fine weather approaching and rising temperatures this hazard should decrease in seriousness soon. Ifyou are heading out early week, it would be the smart thing to do if you plan with care what routes you select and have a dig to see how the storm snow is bonded to the old snow.

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Avalanche Activity
No new reports

Current Snowpack Conditions

Current Snowpack Conditions
The late season snow pack has been well settled but near the surface it will consist of mostly melt forms (wet gloopy stuff, for the lay-people) below 2000m and there could well be quite q bit of late season snow above 2100-2200m

Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather
Showers clearing, freezing level high (3000m) and winds picking up rising to 45km/h from the NW


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Sliding Danger

Slide For Life
As the nights clear the saturated snow at lower elevations locks up we are going to be seeing a very firm snow surface early in the day.
Think of taking an ice axe and crampons if you plan to cross snow slopes, and/or wait for the sun to come out and work it's magic.

Forecast by Jamie Robertson

Mountain Safety Council
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