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Issued at 19/04/2015 2:18pm. Valid till 22/04/2015 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
2
Highest Danger Rating
Likelihood
indicator
gauge
Certain
Likely
Unlikely
Size
indicator
gauge
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:
Above about 2500m on and near the main divide there is a MODERATE AVALANCHE DANGER forecast over the next few days. The primary avalanche danger is from Wind Slab Avalanches. These will be caused by a small amount of new snow forecast, and the wind blowing it into the leeward side of the ridgetops. Avoid the smooth rounded slopes at ridgeline where the new snow may have formed into slabs. Below 2500m and below 2000m there is a LOW AVALANCHE DANGER forcast. The primary danger is wind slab. This will be limited to only very small areas of terrain at ridgetop and lee to the NW winds. Go around these areas if you are unsure.

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Avalanche Activity
There have been no avalanches recently observed from the village

Current Snowpack Conditions

Current Snowpack Conditions
The new snow from Friday the 17th should be settled.It overlies a well rained on and settled late summer snowpack.

Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather
There is currently ( Sun pm ) a little cirrus appearing from the west.. This is from the weak front extending from the low well to the south of us.


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Sliding Danger

Slide For Life
Take an ice axe and crampons if you are crossing firm snow slopes. The snow could be well frozen below the top layer of soft snow.

Forecast by Jim Spencer

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