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Avalanche Risk (Local)
08/12/2018 07:59hrs
HIGH ALPINE
(Above 1800m)
MODERATE
Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features.
ALPINE
(1200m - 1800m)
MODERATE
Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features.
SUB ALPINE
(Below 1200m)
LOW
Generally safe, watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.
Mountain Conditions
General Conditions (Updated 1049hrs Tue 11th December, 2018):

Looks like grotty weather for remainder of week with rainfall to high level.

Most of the new snow from a week ago has melted out.

Northern aspects have been clearing fast to their loose rock bases, whilst southern aspects are holding their snow-pack to much lower altitudes but this should shortly collapse with warming summer temperatures and rainfall.

Note: Rivers are still very reactive to any rainfall as water-tables remain loaded after a month of heavier rainfall.

Butt slides and glissades are just asking for trouble in this season with such a loose surface pack, lets get through another season without an accident caused by this activity please - they never end well!

I have been completely rewriting the "Arthur's Pass Climbing Guide", this is a huge project; most of the beta in it comes from the 1990's when I was young, stupid, had little fear (and many less climbing injuries), and we had not been rattled severely by so many route damaging earthquakes; it definitely needs updating and correction. To assist with this I have placed the entire updated guide online HERE, feel free to comment on routes, or provide climbing topos, as I've run out of time to complete these at present.

Cheers - Graeme -
  • Blimit (1921m)(New) 08/12/2018
    Blimit (1921m)
  • Mt Franklin (2145m)(New) 08/12/2018
    Mt Franklin (2145m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Goldney Ridge(New) 08/12/2018
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Goldney Ridge
  • Mt Stuart (1906m)(New) 08/12/2018
    Mt Stuart (1906m)
  • Mt Temple (1913m) - North Ridge(New) 08/12/2018
    Mt Temple (1913m) - North Ridge
  • Phipps Peak (1965m) - North Face(New) 08/12/2018
    Phipps Peak (1965m) - North Face
  • Phipps Peak (1965m) - South Face(New) 08/12/2018
    Phipps Peak (1965m) - South Face
  • Avalanche Peak (1833m)05/12/2018
    Avalanche Peak (1833m)
  • Black Range (1800m)05/12/2018
    Black Range (1800m)
  • Lyell Peak (1828m)05/12/2018
    Lyell Peak (1828m)
  • Mt Aicken (1858m)05/12/2018
    Mt Aicken (1858m)
  • Mt Bealey (1836m) - Northeast aspect05/12/2018
    Mt Bealey (1836m) - Northeast aspect
  • Mt Binser (1860m) - Middle, High05/12/2018
    Mt Binser (1860m) - Middle, High
  • Mt Bruce (1630m) - North aspect05/12/2018
    Mt Bruce (1630m) - North aspect
  • Mt Harper (2222m) - Camp Spur route05/12/2018
    Mt Harper (2222m) - Camp Spur route
  • Mt Oates (2041m)05/12/2018
    Mt Oates (2041m)
  • Mt Philistine - Warnocks Bluff (1967m)05/12/2018
    Mt Philistine - Warnocks Bluff (1967m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Bealey Face05/12/2018
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Bealey Face
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Rome Ridge05/12/2018
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Rome Ridge
  • Mt Speight (2116m) - Speight Buttress05/12/2018
    Mt Speight (2116m) - Speight Buttress
  • Mt Stewart (1934m)05/12/2018
    Mt Stewart (1934m)
  • The Spike (1440m)05/12/2018
    The Spike (1440m)
  • Mt Philistine (1967m)29/11/2018
    Mt Philistine (1967m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - High Peak Access29/11/2018
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - High Peak Access
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face29/11/2018
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Chockstone Route15/11/2018
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Chockstone Route
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Slide15/11/2018
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Slide
  • Phipps Peak (1965m) - West Ridge15/11/2018
    Phipps Peak (1965m) - West Ridge
  • Mt Cassidy (1850m)12/11/2018
    Mt Cassidy (1850m)
  • Mt Williams (1718m)12/11/2018
    Mt Williams (1718m)
  • Browning Pass23/10/2018
    Browning Pass
  • Whitehorn Ice-field23/10/2018
    Whitehorn Ice-field
  • Whitehorn Pass23/10/2018
    Whitehorn Pass
  • Mt Armstrong (2110m)22/10/2018
    Mt Armstrong (2110m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face (Middle)22/10/2018
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face (Middle)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) -  Crow Face21/10/2018
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Crow Face
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - East Crow Glacier21/10/2018
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - East Crow Glacier
  • Mt Bowers (1891m)14/10/2018
    Mt Bowers (1891m)
  • Mt Edgar Evans (2019m)14/10/2018
    Mt Edgar Evans (2019m)
  • Mt Wilson (2035m)14/10/2018
    Mt Wilson (2035m)
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Weather Information
SEVERE WEATHER POSSIBLE IN NEXT 5 DAYS!
Wednesday
12 Dec

9 / 15ºC
Thursday
13 Dec

8 / 15ºC
Friday
14 Dec

8 / 18ºC
Saturday
15 Dec

8 / 19ºC
Sunday
16 Dec

9 / 22ºC
Monday
17 Dec

9 / 21ºC
Tuesday
18 Dec

8 / 16ºC
Wednesday
19 Dec

7 / 12ºC
Thursday
20 Dec

6 / 13ºC
Friday
21 Dec

6 / 12ºC
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Update:12/12/18 11:00hrs
 
LATEST DAILY READINGS
Update: 12/12/18 10:51hrs NZST
Sunrise: 4:48hrs
Sunset: 20:07hrs
Temperature: 15.8ºC  (Rising)
Temperature (Low): 8.7ºC
Temperature (High): 15.8ºC
Wind Chill: 15.8ºC
Humidity: 80%  (Falling)
Barometer: 1007.32mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 0km/h
Wind Direction: SSW
Wind Gust: 11km/h (10:07hrs)
Cloud Base: 1155m ASL
Freezing Level: 3461m
Daily Rainfall: 0.25mm
Hourly Rain: 0mm/hr
24 Hour Rain: 7.37mm

SNOW MODEL
Last Update: 12/12/2018 10:04
Location: Mt Rolleston (Goldney Ridge) 1800m
Alt. Temp: 6.2ºC
Alt. Windspeed: 2.0kmph
Alt. Av. Windspeed: 0.4kmph
Alt. Max. Windspeed: 2.0kmph
Alt. Wind Chill: N/A
Alt. 3 Day Rainfall: 7.1mm (Today: 0.0mm)
Last Snowfall: 6 days ago
7 Day Snowfall: 11.5cm
Snowpack Depth: 0.0cm
REMOTE WEATHER STATIONS
 
Location
UpdatedToday's
Rainfall
2 Day
Rainfall
3 Day
Rainfall
Carrington Hut12/12/2018 - 10:00hrs0.0mm6.5mm6.5mm
Grasmere Stn12/12/2018 - 10:00hrs0.5mm5mm5mm
Mt Cheeseman12/12/2018 - 10:00hrs0.5mm5mm5mm

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