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Issued at 2/09/2014 4:35pm. Valid till 4/09/2014 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
1
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:
Periods of low avalanche danger don't mean you can let your guard down. Always observe safe travel techniques and assess each slope on it's merits with consideration of your groups goals and desires, and experience.

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Avalanche Activity
No recent avalanching.

Current Snowpack Conditions

Current Snowpack Conditions
The snowpack throughout the area is mostly stable thanks to our resident high pressure into it's third week. Aspects exposed to a reasonable amount of solar heating are going through a freeze/ thaw cycle: time it right and the corn skiing is great, mis-time it and you could be skating around on crud or sliding on a firm surface. Shady slopes will either be firm, crusty or if your lucky you might find pockets of frost dried powder. The recent clear spell has helped breakdown some of the previous wind affected surfaces on some high elevation, low angle shady slopes. Watch out for sagging crevasse bridges...

Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather
Continuing fine...


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Sliding Danger

Slide For Life
There is plenty of hard old snow out there, especially in the mornings when things are still well frozen. An Ice axe and crampons will improve mobility and safety for travel on snow.

Forecast by Ben Taylor

Mountain Safety Council
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