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Issued at 25/05/2015 10:35am. Valid till 28/05/2015 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
gauge
Increasing
No change
Decreasing
Time of day
clock
Time of day
All day
Alpine level
High Alpine: Above 2000m
Alpine: 1000 to 2000m
Low Alpine: Below 1000m
Description:
There is a moderate to low danger of wind slab conditions concentrated on slopes facing the SE half above 2000m. Recent new snow and winds have combined to form these slabs which are likely to remain sensitive to human triggers while the temperatures remain cold. These conditions may also extend onto other lee slopes as winds move round to the SW today (Monday). There is very little or no information coming in from the field at this part of the season so we urge you to be conservative in your decision making and terrain choices. You should verify decisions with your own field observations. Please report to us any snowpack and avalanche observation you might make. Thanks

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Avalanche Activity
There was plenty of avalanche activity over last weeks westerly storms . No new activity has been observed or reported in the last few days

Current Snowpack Conditions

Current Snowpack Conditions
There has been no significant precipitation in the last week and the snow should be largely stable.

Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather
Today (Monday) is pretty grey with SW winds.


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Sliding Danger

Slide For Life
Below about 2000m the snow is well rainsoaked and firm.Take an ice axe and crampons if you are crossing firm snow slopes.

Forecast by Jim Spencer

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