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Avalanche Risk (Local)
19/07/2018 01:03hrs
HIGH ALPINE
(Above 2000m)
MODERATE
Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features.
ALPINE
(1000m - 2000m)
MODERATE
Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features.
SUB ALPINE
(Below 1000m)
LOW
Generally safe, watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.
Mountain Conditions
General Conditions (Updated 0803hrs Thu 5th July, 2018):
Sorry expect very few updates here as I'm off climbing in South America for 3 months. My friends in AP will try and keep the automated parts of the website alive.
  • Note: avalanche.net.nz updates no longer work automatically as they have changed their website (visit HERE for their new site). I will atempt to update them manually from time to time as I return to internet connectivity.

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) 14/07/2018
    Blimit (1921m)
  • Mt Franklin (2145m)(New) 14/07/2018
    Mt Franklin (2145m)
  • Mt Oates (2041m)(New) 14/07/2018
    Mt Oates (2041m)
  • Mt Philistine - Warnocks Bluff (1967m)(New) 14/07/2018
    Mt Philistine - Warnocks Bluff (1967m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Bealey Face(New) 14/07/2018
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Bealey Face
  • Mt Armstrong (2110m)22/06/2018
    Mt Armstrong (2110m)
  • Mt Philistine (1967m)22/06/2018
    Mt Philistine (1967m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face22/06/2018
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face
  • Phipps Peak (1965m) - West Ridge22/06/2018
    Phipps Peak (1965m) - West Ridge
  • Avalanche Peak (1833m)26/05/2018
    Avalanche Peak (1833m)
  • Mt Aicken (1858m)26/05/2018
    Mt Aicken (1858m)
  • Mt Scott (2009m)26/05/2018
    Mt Scott (2009m)
  • Mt Wilson (2035m)26/05/2018
    Mt Wilson (2035m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Rome Ridge22/04/2018
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Rome Ridge
  • Mt Temple (1913m)22/04/2018
    Mt Temple (1913m)
  • Hills Peak (1640m)13/04/2018
    Hills Peak (1640m)
  • Kellys Range - Kelly Hill (1408m)13/04/2018
    Kellys Range - Kelly Hill (1408m)
  • Lyell Peak (1828m)13/04/2018
    Lyell Peak (1828m)
  • Mt Barron (1730m)13/04/2018
    Mt Barron (1730m)
  • Mt Bealey (1836m) - North aspect13/04/2018
    Mt Bealey (1836m) - North aspect
  • Mt Cassidy (1850m)13/04/2018
    Mt Cassidy (1850m)
  • Phipps Peak (1965m) - South Face13/04/2018
    Phipps Peak (1965m) - South Face
  • The Spike (1440m)07/04/2018
    The Spike (1440m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - High Peak Access01/04/2018
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - High Peak Access
  • Mt Stuart (1906m)01/04/2018
    Mt Stuart (1906m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Goldney Ridge27/02/2018
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Goldney Ridge
  • Mt Lancelot (2112m)24/02/2018
    Mt Lancelot (2112m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Upper Waimakariri Approaches24/02/2018
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Upper Waimakariri Approaches
  • Philistine Traverse24/02/2018
    Philistine Traverse
  • Mt Guinevere (2042m) - upper Crow Valley approach30/01/2018
    Mt Guinevere (2042m) - upper Crow Valley approach
  • Mt Harper (2222m)30/01/2018
    Mt Harper (2222m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) -  Crow Face30/01/2018
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Crow Face
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Crow Icefall30/01/2018
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Crow Icefall
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - East Crow Glacier30/01/2018
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - East Crow Glacier
  • Mt Speight (2116m) - Speight Buttress30/01/2018
    Mt Speight (2116m) - Speight Buttress
  • Mt Stewart (1934m)30/01/2018
    Mt Stewart (1934m)
  • Goat Hill (1656m)20/01/2018
    Goat Hill (1656m)
  • The Dome (1938m)04/01/2018
    The Dome (1938m)
  • Baldy Hill (1834)03/01/2018
    Baldy Hill (1834)
  • Hamilton Peak (1922m) - North aspect03/01/2018
    Hamilton Peak (1922m) - North aspect
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Weather Information
SEVERE WEATHER POSSIBLE IN NEXT 5 DAYS!
Friday
20 Jul

-1 / 8ºC
Saturday
21 Jul

1 / 6ºC
Sunday
22 Jul

-3 / 3ºC
Monday
23 Jul

-4 / 2ºC
Tuesday
24 Jul

-6 / 3ºC
Wednesday
25 Jul

-7 / 3ºC
Thursday
26 Jul

-3 / 4ºC
Friday
27 Jul

-3 / 4ºC
Saturday
28 Jul

-3 / 4ºC
Sunday
29 Jul

-3 / 5ºC
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Update:20/07/18 11:00hrs
 
LATEST DAILY READINGS
Update: 20/7/18 12:52hrs NZST
Sunrise: 7:58hrs
Sunset: 17:25hrs
Temperature: 8.7ºC  (Rising)
Temperature (Low): -0.9ºC
Temperature (High): 8.7ºC
Wind Chill: 6.0ºC
Humidity: 56%  (Falling)
Barometer: 1015.18mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 10km/h
Wind Direction: W
Wind Gust: 35km/h (10:15hrs)
Cloud Base: 1768m ASL
Freezing Level: 2368m
Daily Rainfall: Frost Trace
24 Hour Rain: 0mm

SNOW MODEL
Last Update: 20/07/2018 12:04
Location: Mt Rolleston (Goldney Ridge) 1800m
Alt. Temp: 0.3ºC
Alt. Windspeed: 6.0kmph
Alt. Av. Windspeed: 3.2kmph
Alt. Max. Windspeed: 10.1kmph
Alt. Wind Chill: -1.7ºC
Alt. 3 Day Rainfall: 1.2mm (Today: 0.0mm)
Last Snowfall: 3 days ago
7 Day Snowfall: 16.4cm
Snowpack Depth: 113.9cm
Windslab S: 2.2cm
Windslab E: 26.8cm
Surface Stability (@ 35º): Poor (Warning: Slab present!)
Avalanche Chance: 24%
REMOTE WEATHER STATIONS
 
Location
UpdatedToday's
Rainfall
2 Day
Rainfall
3 Day
Rainfall
Carrington Hut20/07/2018 - 10:05hrs0.0mm0mm0mm
Mid Poulter River20/07/2018 - 10:30hrs0.0mm0mm0mm
Grasmere Stn20/07/2018 - 10:05hrs0.0mm0mm0mm
Mt Cheeseman20/07/2018 - 10:05hrs0.0mm0mm0mm

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