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Issued at 5/05/2016 8:28am. Valid till 7/05/2016 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
2
Highest Danger Rating
Likelihood
indicator
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Certain
Likely
Unlikely
Size
indicator
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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:
There may be the odd isolated pocket of Wind slab above 2600 meters at ridge top on slopes lee to the North West. Caution should be taken in between the new snow from the last couple of days and the the old snow surface layer as it was looking polished and smooth making for a potentially good sliding layer.

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Avalanche Activity
no new obs

Current Snowpack Conditions

Current Snowpack Conditions
At present below 2600 meters we have a well consolidated lower snow pack with very firm surface conditions that will potentially make for a good future sliding layer.
We had about 30 cm of new snow out of the last series of storms above elevations of about 2600 meters that should settle out well.

Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather
5-4 16=Rain clearing in the morning and becoming fine. Westerly gale about the tops, easing at night.
Free Air Freezing Level is rising to about 3800 m
6-4-16= Fine weather North west breezes about the top Free Air Freezing Level about 3700 meters.


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Sliding Danger

Slide For Life
At lower elevations expect the snow pack to be very firm and slippery after all this rain.
Caution should be taken around heavily crevassed areas as the strong winds and snow from earlier in the month have lightly capped some crevasse bridges.

Forecast by Andy Tindall

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