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Issued at 26/03/2017 11:26am. Valid till 28/03/2017 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
All day
Alpine level
High Alpine: Above 2000m
Alpine: 1000 to 2000m
Low Alpine: Below 1000m
Description:
With the precipitation, falling as rain, the top few centimetres of the snowpack will become saturated and lose cohesion with a MODERATE possibility of loose wet slides on steeper terrain. Although the size and width of area involved is likely to be small, there is still a hazard of these types of avalanches to take you off your feet and/or sweep you into terrain with a dangerous runout. Plan you trip with care if travelling in snow covered zones.

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Avalanche Activity
No new reports

Current Snowpack Conditions

Current Snowpack Conditions
For the most part, there is a stable and consolidated snow pack with a predominance of wet grains. The permanent snow line has retreated for the most part to above 2000m and the Glacial regions.
Late weekend and early in the week you can expect the top few centimetres to be saturated wet grains.

Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather
Rain, at times heavy with moderate Northerly winds swinging to the SE and dropping on Monday morning


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Forecast by Dave McKinley

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