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Issued at 24/06/2016 7:22pm. Valid till 27/06/2016 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:
Wind slab conditions may exist at higher elevation terrain. You could expect to find some loaded pockets of fresh snow mainly on slopes lee to the North/North West at high altitudes .

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Avalanche Activity
Numerous wet slides size 1 some bigger on western aspects observed on the Malte Brun range.
A few fresh slabs at solid size 2 on Anna glacier, pioneer pass Tucket col on Mt Sefton all above 2400 meters


Please let us know if you spot anything significant.

Current Snowpack Conditions

Current Snowpack Conditions
4 cm of new snow on an 4cm semi supportive crust with wet grains below.
Below 2000 meters the snow pack has been rain soaked and is well locked up .
At this stage in the season there is still a lot of unknown.
Take the time to test how reactive the snow is before committing.

Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather
25 June=Cloud increasing, then rain developing in the evening. Snow down to 1700 metres. North easterlies, rising to gale in exposed places in the morning.
26 June=Rain, heavy at times. Snow down to 1500 metres. Northeasterlies, gale in exposed places, easing in the morning and turning southeasterly.


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Sliding Danger

Slide For Life
Watch out for old frozen snow at lower levels.

Forecast by Andy Tindall

Avalanche Forecast Regions:
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