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Issued at 24/02/2017 9:23am. Valid till 27/02/2017 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
9am - 5pm
Alpine level
High Alpine: Above 2000m
Alpine: 1000 to 2000m
Low Alpine: Below 1000m
Description:
Warm temps with a very high freezing level The primary concern is for Loose Wet avalanches especially around steep rocky ground. Don't hang around underneath such terrain or on snow slopes with cliff bands above (think heat-sink). Pick your route and lunch spots with care.

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Avalanche Activity
Quite a few Serac falls and some isolated loose wet snow avalanches observed high on the glaciers over the last couple of days.

Current Snowpack Conditions

Current Snowpack Conditions
The snow pack is predominantly wet grains and finally starting to look more like a summer pack than a winter one due to the recent warm temperatures and rainfall.

Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather
Fine weather for Friday and Saturday with increasing NW later on Saturday turning to rain.


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Sliding Danger

Slide For Life
Ice axe and Crampons as always in the park are recommended.

Forecast by Dave McKinley

Avalanche Forecast Regions:
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