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Taranaki

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Issued at 23/08/2017 7:33am. Valid till 25/08/2017 6pm

Taranaki

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
All day
Alpine level
High Alpine: Above 2000m
Alpine: 1000 to 2000m
Low Alpine: Below 1000m
Description:
Weather conditions have played there part in settling the snow pack over the past couple of days, only concern would be around what wind slab exists high on the mountain on Northerly aspects. Not expecting large or deep wind slab but it is good to beware of these areas and use some care. Things will be firm under foot in the am but will soften below 1800m as the day progresses so enjoy the mountain as we see spring conditions for the first time and watch for changing snow pack conditions using general care when moving around.

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Avalanche Activity
No avalanche activity has been observed in the last 24hrs.

Current Snowpack Conditions

Current Snowpack Conditions
The snow pack has locked up pretty well thanks to those cooling temperatures minimising any potential weakness that may have existed. From the little bit of snow that did fall in the last couple of days, not a lot, there maybe some small wind slab pockets higher on the mountain around leeward aspects to the Southerly 1/2. Generally the snow pack is stable across the whole mountain.

Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather
Clear skies for a couple of days light winds.


MetService
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Sliding Danger

Slide For Life
Crampons and ice are items you will need on the mountain.

Forecast by Todd Cations-Velvin

Avalanche Forecast Regions:
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