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Avalanche Risk (Local)
22/07/2018 11:13hrs
HIGH ALPINE
(Above 2000m)
HIGH
Very dangerous, travel in avalanche terrain not recommended!
ALPINE
(1000m - 2000m)
CONSIDERABLE
Dangerous conditions, conservative decision making essential!
SUB ALPINE
(Below 1000m)
MODERATE
Heightened avalanche conditions on specific 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)14/07/2018
    Blimit (1921m)
  • Mt Franklin (2145m)14/07/2018
    Mt Franklin (2145m)
  • Mt Oates (2041m)14/07/2018
    Mt Oates (2041m)
  • Mt Philistine - Warnocks Bluff (1967m)14/07/2018
    Mt Philistine - Warnocks Bluff (1967m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Bealey Face14/07/2018
    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
Monday
23 Jul

-2 / 7ºC
Tuesday
24 Jul

-6 / 2ºC
Wednesday
25 Jul

-6 / 4ºC
Thursday
26 Jul

-1 / 4ºC
Friday
27 Jul

-1 / 4ºC
Saturday
28 Jul

-1 / 5ºC
Sunday
29 Jul

-3 / 5ºC
Monday
30 Jul

-2 / 6ºC
Tuesday
31 Jul

-3 / 6ºC
Wednesday
1 Aug

-2 / 7ºC
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Update:23/07/18 13:30hrs
 
LATEST DAILY READINGS
Update: 23/7/18 15:22hrs NZST
Sunrise: 7:56hrs
Sunset: 17:28hrs
Temperature: 4.8ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): -0.3ºC
Temperature (High): 6.7ºC
Wind Chill: 4.8ºC
Humidity: 74%  (Falling)
Barometer: 1010.44mb (Rising)
Wind Speed: 0km/h
Wind Direction: W
Wind Gust: 66km/h (1:50hrs)
Cloud Base: 1268m ASL
Freezing Level: 1768m
Daily Rainfall: 5.59mm
Hourly Rain: 0mm/hr
24 Hour Rain: 5.84mm

THIS STORM CYCLE (59hrs)
Rainfall: 91.44mm
High Rain Rate: 11.1mm/hr @ 17:16hrs 21/07/2018
Temp Low: -0.3ºC
Temp High:  7.5ºC
Wind Gust:  88.0kmph @ 10:13hrs 21/07/2018
Dom.Wind Dir: West
Barometer Low: 993.6mb
SNOW MODEL
Last Update: 23/07/2018 15:04
Location: Mt Rolleston (Goldney Ridge) 1800m
Snow Fall-Line: 1336m
Alt. Temp: -1.6ºC
Alt. Windspeed: 0.0kmph
Alt. Av. Windspeed: 8.2kmph
Alt. Max. Windspeed: 44.3kmph
Alt. Wind Chill: N/A
Alt. 3 Day Rainfall: 46.2mm (Today: 0.3mm)
Daily Snowfall: 3.2cm
Snowfall Max. Intensity: 1.2cm/hr (13:04hrs)
Storm Snowfall (4hrs): 3.2cm
7 Day Snowfall: 46.4cm
Snowpack Depth: 141.0cm
Windslab S: 8.2cm
Windslab E: 35.3cm
Surface Stability (@ 35º): Very Poor (Warning: Slab present!)
Avalanche Chance: 100%
REMOTE WEATHER STATIONS
 
Location
UpdatedToday's
Rainfall
2 Day
Rainfall
3 Day
Rainfall
Carrington Hut23/07/2018 - 12:05hrs1.5mm34.5mm143mm
Mid Poulter River23/07/2018 - 12:30hrs1.0mm20mm64.5mm
Grasmere Stn23/07/2018 - 12:05hrs0.0mm6.5mm25.5mm
Mt Cheeseman23/07/2018 - 12:05hrs0.0mm6.5mm25.5mm

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