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Issued at 3/03/2015 1:11pm. Valid till 6/03/2015 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
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 - 4pm
Alpine level
High Alpine: Above 2000m
Alpine: 1000 to 2000m
Low Alpine: Below 1000m
Description:
In the heat of the day there could be a period of small loose wet snow releases out of steep ground or solar affected slopes. Plan your day to avoid passing through these areas during the hot periods.

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Avalanche Activity
Nothing recent reported.

Current Snowpack Conditions

Current Snowpack Conditions
The late season snow pack has been well settled. Not a lot to look at other than wet grains.

Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather
Starting to clear with a few days of nice weather likely.


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Sliding Danger

Slide For Life
In the mornings after a nice clear night you can expect to encounter very firm snow conditions. Take an axe and crampons and/or wait till the sun works it's magic and go later in the day.
Either way pay attention to what is below you when you cross snowfields as some run outs can be better than others.

Forecast by Dave McKinley

Mountain Safety Council
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