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Issued at 13/02/2016 7:10pm. Valid till 16/02/2016 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
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
10am - 5pm
Alpine level
High Alpine: Above 2000m
Alpine: 1000 to 2000m
Low Alpine: Below 1000m
Description:
The warm temperatures of a week last couple of weeks have created a consolidated but susceptible to variances of temperature snowpack. Over the last few clear nights we have had freezing for a time early in the morning that has further strengthened the surface of the snow pack. In isolated solar affected areas there remains a chance of loose wet snow sluffing, but in general the snowpack is stable.

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Avalanche Activity
Nothing reported recently. Please let us know if you see anything of note.

Current Snowpack Conditions

Current Snowpack Conditions
A mostly consolidated although saturated snowpack throughout most of the Park.

Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather
Another beautiful day but NW winds and cloud cover ramping up by afternoon on Sunday. The end of the Golden weather by mid week.


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Sliding Danger

Slide For Life
With the high moisture content of the snow, when there is a clear night, regardless of the freezing level, there is likely to be a freeze first thing in the morning. Either plan for this with crampons and ice axes, or wait it out and travel after the snow has softened.

Forecast by Dave McKinley

Mountain Safety Council
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