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Tongariro

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Issued at 21/10/2017 3:24pm. Valid till 22/10/2017 6pm

Tongariro

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:
A low danger rating is in place for loose wet avalanche activity above 1800m . This will be due to rain and solar impute Surface instability’s will develop under these conditions. Steep and unsupported slopes will be the suspect start zones. If the snow has loss surface cohesion appears wet with deep foot ski penetration avoid these start zones and move to a more consolidated slope.

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Avalanche Activity

No reports of natural activity from the backcountry

Current Snowpack Conditions

Current Snowpack Conditions
A robust melt freeze crust wide spread in the mornings. This releasers in the mornings and breaks down. Over all snowpack strong and consolidated with no significant weaknesses at present. Slight chance of wind slab at the upper peaks. These will be low volume accumulations if eventuate.

Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather
Weak front moves over the North Island overnight. This will bring isolated showers of rain to high elevations. Some snow may accumulate around the upper peaks. Winds will be from the West till trending North West tomorrow mid-day. Freezing level 2900m.



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Sliding Danger

Slide For Life

Spring melt freeze cycle. Carry an ice axe and crampons.

Forecast by Richard Te Ua

Avalanche Forecast Regions:
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