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Issued at 24/05/2016 4:27pm. Valid till 26/05/2016 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
3
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:
Wind slab condition's will primarily exist on slopes lee to the North West. Care should be taken to investigate the bonding in between the new snow and old snow surface interface.

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Avalanche Activity
A touch of Loose wet activity on 17/05/16 nothing larger than size 1
Otherwise No avalanches observed

Current Snowpack Conditions

Current Snowpack Conditions
About 20cm of new snow on 23/5 above 1700 meters
In some areas there is as much as 2/3 meters off accumulated snow above 2000 meters from the last couple of weeks storms.
The upper pack appears generally well bonded with firm rain/crust layers berried under this new snow.
Snow pack test on 24/05/16 revealed Moderate to Hard results


Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather
25/5=Fine at first, but showers developing towards evening in the west,Moderate North Westerly's FAFL about 1400 meters
26/5= Rain, with heavy falls, clearing in the evening. Snow down to 1000 metres. Southwesterlies, gale about the tops at first, easing by afternoon.



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Sliding Danger

Slide For Life
At lower elevations the snow pack will be hard and slippery take crampons and ice axe if out and about today.

Forecast by Andy Tindall

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