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Avalanche Risk (Local)
02/02/2017 18:29hrs
HIGH ALPINE
(Above 2000m)
No Rating
Insufficient information or snow to establish avalanche danger rating
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(1000m - 2000m)
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Insufficient information or snow to establish avalanche danger rating
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(Below 1000m)
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Mountain Conditions
General Conditions (Updated 1000hrs Wed 22nd February, 2017): Summer appears to have finally arrived after a 2 month delay. In the "transition" phase at the moment of semi-fine conditions, but the big highs are finally having some good influence on creating stable climbing days.

A dump of 40cm of fresh snow above 1900m from a week ago is still leaving its legacy of unbonded snow on loose rock and bridged glacial features, but is slowly melting back. Some Class 1 avalanche activity was evident directly after this event, but snow has seemingly bonded now in steep permanent ice areas.

Climbing conditions had been generally OK, ridge routes about the Main Range are mostly clear to rock (some fresh snow above 1900m) and climbers should be aware of substantial loose rock being exposed. Steep face ice/snow is now out of condition with melt water running behind unbonding it!

Access is still OK/marginal on glaciers though bergschrunds and crevasse fields becoming more prominent rapidly - rope up as recent fresh snow has bridged some features!
  • Falling Mountain (1901m)(New) 20/02/2017
    Falling Mountain (1901m)
  • Mt Oates (2041m)(New) 20/02/2017
    Mt Oates (2041m)
  • Mt Williams (1718m)(New) 20/02/2017
    Mt Williams (1718m)
  • Mt Aicken (1858m)(New) 15/02/2017
    Mt Aicken (1858m)
  • Mt Cassidy (1850m)(New) 15/02/2017
    Mt Cassidy (1850m)
  • Mt Greenlaw (2315m)(New) 15/02/2017
    Mt Greenlaw (2315m)
  • Mt Guinevere (2042m)(New) 15/02/2017
    Mt Guinevere (2042m)
  • Mt Lancelot (2112m)(New) 15/02/2017
    Mt Lancelot (2112m)
  • Mt Murchison (2408m) - White Glacier approach(New) 15/02/2017
    Mt Murchison (2408m) - White Glacier approach
  • Mt Philistine (1967m)(New) 15/02/2017
    Mt Philistine (1967m)
  • Mt Philistine - Philistine Ramp (1967m)(New) 15/02/2017
    Mt Philistine - Philistine Ramp (1967m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Bealey Face(New) 15/02/2017
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Bealey Face
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Chockstone Route(New) 15/02/2017
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Chockstone Route
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - High Peak Access(New) 15/02/2017
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - High Peak Access
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face(New) 15/02/2017
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Slide(New) 15/02/2017
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Slide
  • Mt Stuart (1906m)(New) 15/02/2017
    Mt Stuart (1906m)
  • Mt Wilson (2035m)(New) 15/02/2017
    Mt Wilson (2035m)
  • Phipps Peak (1965m) - West Ridge(New) 15/02/2017
    Phipps Peak (1965m) - West Ridge
  • Mt Franklin (2145m) - West approaches11/02/2017
    Mt Franklin (2145m) - West approaches
  • Phipps Peak (1965m) - South Face11/02/2017
    Phipps Peak (1965m) - South Face
  • Blimit (1921m) - West Face10/02/2017
    Blimit (1921m) - West Face
  • Avalanche Peak (1833m)09/02/2017
    Avalanche Peak (1833m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Goldney Ridge09/02/2017
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Goldney Ridge
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Weather Information
Wednesday
22 Feb

9 / 16ºC
Thursday
23 Feb

8 / 19ºC
Friday
24 Feb

6 / 20ºC
Saturday
25 Feb

6 / 17ºC
Sunday
26 Feb

3 / 12ºC
Monday
27 Feb

4 / 13ºC
Tuesday
28 Feb

7 / 18ºC
Wednesday
1 Mar

6 / 18ºC
Thursday
2 Mar

7 / 17ºC
Friday
3 Mar

8 / 14ºC
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Update:22/02/17 08:00hrs
 
LATEST DAILY READINGS
Update: 22/2/17 8:55hrs NZST
Sunrise: 6:03hrs
Sunset: 19:26hrs
Temperature: 12.6ºC  (Rising)
Temperature (Low): 12.4ºC
Temperature (High): 14.8ºC
Wind Chill: 11.8ºC
Humidity: 100%  (Stable)
Barometer: 1013.93mb (Steady)
Wind Speed: 11km/h
Wind Direction: WNW
Wind Gust: 47km/h (6:23hrs)
Cloud Base: 730m ASL
Freezing Level: 2968m
Daily Rainfall: 2.29mm
Hourly Rain: 0mm/hr
24 Hour Rain: 2.29mm

THIS STORM CYCLE (6hrs)
Rainfall: 2.29mm
High Rain Rate:  0.6mm/hr @ 6:10hrs 22/02/2017
Temp Low: 12.6ºC
Temp High: 13.5ºC
Wind Gust:  47.0kmph @ 6:23hrs 22/02/2017
Dom.Wind Dir: West
Barometer Low: 1012.2mb
SNOW MODEL
Last Update: 22/02/2017 08:04
Location: Mt Rolleston (Goldney Ridge) 1800m
Alt. Temp: 6.4ºC
Alt. Windspeed: 12.1kmph
Alt. Av. Windspeed: 11.8kmph
Alt. Max. Windspeed: 18.1kmph
Alt. Wind Chill: 3.9ºC
Alt. 3 Day Rainfall: 2.5mm (Today: 2.0mm)
Last Snowfall: 8 days ago
7 Day Snowfall: 0.0cm
Snowpack Depth: 0.0cm
REMOTE WEATHER STATIONS
 
Location
UpdatedToday's
Rainfall
2 Day
Rainfall
3 Day
Rainfall
Carrington Hut22/02/2017 - 09:00hrs4.0mm4mm4.5mm
Mid Poulter River22/02/2017 - 09:30hrs0.0mm0mm0mm
Grasmere Stn22/02/2017 - 09:05hrs0.0mm0mm0mm
Mt Cheeseman22/02/2017 - 09:05hrs0.0mm0mm0mm

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