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Issued at 21/10/2014 8:47am. Valid till 23/10/2014 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 a nice sunny day we can expect the new snow to sluff out of steep terrain, particularly out of steep terrain. Pick your timing when travelling through solar affected slopes and don't stop for lunch in the potential runout zone from these slide paths.

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:
The new snow and winds of the last couple of days will have created a danger of windslab development above 2000m near to the divide. This will be less at elevations between 1200m and circa 1800m, but still a potential hazard. Take a little time to dig and check out the bond between the new and the old snow and watch out for areas where there is a stiff "drumming " feel to the snow underfoot.

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Avalanche Activity
sevral small to mid sized loose snow events in the Ben Ohau range observed Tuesday morning and a couple of slab releases on steep South to SE aspects.

Current Snowpack Conditions

Current Snowpack Conditions
Previous snow pack was well settled and stable.
50cm-1m possible new snow accumulation near the divide in the last 24-48hrs
The bond between this new snow and the old will at first be suspect.

Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather
Beautiful day in the high country. The sun is out and winds are light.


MetService
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Forecast by Dave McKinley

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