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Avalanche Risk (Local)
02/02/2017 18:29hrs
HIGH ALPINE
(Above 2000m)
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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 0743hrs Mon 13th February, 2017): Heavy rain for next couple of days.

Climbing conditions had been generally OK in the short weather windows available. Strong wind speeds, even on the fine days, has been a continuing issue. Ridge routes about the Main Range are mostly clearing to rock 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!

A persistent overnight freeze is required to stabilise the isothermal snow-pack. Still best to attack snow/ice slopes during the early hours to avoid post-holing or surface sluffing. Human triggered wet slides and sluffs remain likely to initiate by PM on many aspects. Avoid convex rolls and areas with poor run-out outcomes (cliffs). Self arrests tend to be poor/impossible in the sugary afternoon snow, glissading and butt-sliding should not be utilised in areas with poor run-out prospects (scree-fields, cliffs & crevasses)- yes that trick gets done each year and the outcomes are messy.

Access is still OK on glaciers though bergschrunds and crevasse fields are becoming more prominent rapidly - rope up!
  • 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
  • Mt Oates (2041m)11/02/2017
    Mt Oates (2041m)
  • 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
  • Mt Temple (1913m)09/02/2017
    Mt Temple (1913m)
  • Mt Williams (1718m)09/02/2017
    Mt Williams (1718m)
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Weather Information
Wednesday
22 Feb

9 / 16ºC
Thursday
23 Feb

8 / 18ºC
Friday
24 Feb

7 / 19ºC
Saturday
25 Feb

6 / 16ºC
Sunday
26 Feb

3 / 12ºC
Monday
27 Feb

4 / 12ºC
Tuesday
28 Feb

7 / 17ºC
Wednesday
1 Mar

6 / 18ºC
Thursday
2 Mar

7 / 16ºC
Friday
3 Mar

7 / 13ºC
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Update:22/02/17 00:30hrs
 
LATEST DAILY READINGS
Update: 22/2/17 1:55hrs NZST
Sunrise: 6:03hrs
Sunset: 19:26hrs
Temperature: 14.0ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): 14.0ºC
Temperature (High): 14.8ºC
Wind Chill: 13.1ºC
Humidity: 100%  (Rising)
Barometer: 1012.81mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 7km/h
Wind Direction: WNW
Wind Gust: 43km/h (0:00hrs)
Cloud Base: 730m ASL
Freezing Level: 3184m
Daily Rainfall: 0.25mm
Hourly Rain: 0mm/hr
24 Hour Rain: 0.25mm

SNOW MODEL
Last Update: 22/02/2017 01:04
Location: Mt Rolleston (Goldney Ridge) 1800m
Alt. Temp: 8.0ºC
Alt. Windspeed: 12.1kmph
Alt. Av. Windspeed: 12.1kmph
Alt. Max. Windspeed: 12.1kmph
Alt. Wind Chill: 5.8ºC
Alt. 3 Day Rainfall: 0.5mm (Today: 0.0mm)
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 - 01:05hrs0.0mm0mm0.5mm
Mid Poulter River22/02/2017 - 01:30hrs0.0mm0mm0mm
Grasmere Stn22/02/2017 - 01:05hrs0.0mm0mm0mm
Mt Cheeseman22/02/2017 - 01:05hrs0.0mm0mm0mm

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