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Issued at 19/02/2017 7:59am. Valid till 21/02/2017 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
1
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
12pm - 5pm
Alpine level
High Alpine: Above 2000m
Alpine: 1000 to 2000m
Low Alpine: Below 1000m
Description:
Warm temps and solar effect continue to settle the snowpack. Watch for loose release, particularly out of steeper terrain and solar affected slopes in the heat of the day. Don't hang around underneath such terrain or on snow slopes with cliff bands above (think heat-sink). Pick your route and lunch spots with care.

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Avalanche Activity
No reports

Current Snowpack Conditions

Current Snowpack Conditions
For the time of year, it's still a surprisingly complex snowpack with several layers of either wet grains, ice crusts and some decomposing fragments as well as layers of Graupel (little round ball clusters). There has been a huge variance recently in the freezing level which has further complicated things and there is another 40-50cm of new snow reported early week up on the Glaciers

Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather
For the next few days a NE flow with High temps and afternoon cloud developing in the East is forecast with a chance of light drizzle falling as rain up high in the evening.


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Sliding Danger

Slide For Life
Early morning conditions will still be firm underfoot until the warmth of the day releases the surface. Ice ax and Crampons as always in the park are recommended.

Forecast by Dan Phillips

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