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Avalanche Risk (Local)
18/09/2018 23:39hrs
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 1520hrs Fri 21st September, 2018):
Snow-pack at altitude has been reported as quite variable, everything from icy patches to post-holing to groin. Fairly high freezing levels at present so this situation could likely persist. Lower level (700m) snowfalls may develop from Monday this week. Some wet sluff avalanche activity has also been reported from solar aspects 1700m - 2000m.

Rapid snow-melt is now upon us and rivers are starting to react particularly in the PM; the river you cross in the AM definitely isn't the same beast in the PM, take care!

NOTE: The MSC Avalanche Reporting for the Arthur's Pass area is currently being done "remotely" from the Craigieburn Range (there is no forecaster at Temple Basin this year). To assist in getting this report more accurate please enter your avalanche & snow-pack observations into their Public Reporting Page.

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 -
  • Avalanche Peak (1833m)(New) 22/09/2018
    Avalanche Peak (1833m)
  • Mt Aicken (1858m)(New) 22/09/2018
    Mt Aicken (1858m)
  • Mt Lancelot (2112m)(New) 22/09/2018
    Mt Lancelot (2112m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) -  Crow Face(New) 22/09/2018
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Crow Face
  • Mt Cassidy (1850m)(New) 21/09/2018
    Mt Cassidy (1850m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Rome Ridge(New) 21/09/2018
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Rome Ridge
  • Blimit (1921m)(New) 20/09/2018
    Blimit (1921m)
  • Mt Bealey (1836m) - North aspect(New) 20/09/2018
    Mt Bealey (1836m) - North aspect
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Bealey Face(New) 20/09/2018
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Bealey Face
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Chockstone Route(New) 20/09/2018
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Chockstone Route
  • Mt Temple (1913m)(New) 20/09/2018
    Mt Temple (1913m)
  • Phipps Peak (1965m) - West Ridge(New) 20/09/2018
    Phipps Peak (1965m) - West Ridge
  • Mt Alexander (1958m)11/09/2018
    Mt Alexander (1958m)
  • Mt Armstrong (2110m)11/09/2018
    Mt Armstrong (2110m)
  • Mt Barron (1730m)11/09/2018
    Mt Barron (1730m)
  • Mt Franklin (2145m)11/09/2018
    Mt Franklin (2145m)
  • Mt Oates (2041m)11/09/2018
    Mt Oates (2041m)
  • Mt Philistine (1967m)11/09/2018
    Mt Philistine (1967m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Goldney Ridge11/09/2018
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Goldney Ridge
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - High Peak Access11/09/2018
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - High Peak Access
  • Mt Temple (east approach)11/09/2018
    Mt Temple (east approach)
  • Philistine Traverse11/09/2018
    Philistine Traverse
  • Hills Peak (1640m)09/09/2018
    Hills Peak (1640m)
  • Kellys Range - Kelly Hill (1408m)09/09/2018
    Kellys Range - Kelly Hill (1408m)
  • Mt Stuart (1906m)09/09/2018
    Mt Stuart (1906m)
  • Mt Philistine - Philistine Bluffs (1967m)04/09/2018
    Mt Philistine - Philistine Bluffs (1967m)
  • Mt Philistine - Warnocks Bluff (1967m)04/09/2018
    Mt Philistine - Warnocks Bluff (1967m)
  • Phipps Peak (1965m) - South Face04/09/2018
    Phipps Peak (1965m) - South Face
  • Mt Philistine - Philistine Ramp (1967m)18/08/2018
    Mt Philistine - Philistine Ramp (1967m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face18/08/2018
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face (Middle)18/08/2018
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face (Middle)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Slide18/08/2018
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Slide
  • Mt Manson (1859m)17/08/2018
    Mt Manson (1859m)
  • Mt Misery (1765m)17/08/2018
    Mt Misery (1765m)
  • Mt Wall (1874m)17/08/2018
    Mt Wall (1874m)
  • The Dome (1938m)17/08/2018
    The Dome (1938m)
  • The Pyramid (1608m)17/08/2018
    The Pyramid (1608m)
  • Goat Hill (1656m)10/08/2018
    Goat Hill (1656m)
  • Mt Tarapuhi (1605m)10/08/2018
    Mt Tarapuhi (1605m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Low Peak04/08/2018
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Low Peak
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Weather Information
Sunday
23 Sep

3 / 12ºC
Monday
24 Sep

-2 / 6ºC
Tuesday
25 Sep

-2 / 4ºC
Wednesday
26 Sep

-2 / 6ºC
Thursday
27 Sep

-2 / 7ºC
Friday
28 Sep

0 / 6ºC
Saturday
29 Sep

4 / 7ºC
Sunday
30 Sep

1 / 7ºC
Monday
1 Oct

3 / 8ºC
Tuesday
2 Oct

2 / 9ºC
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Update:23/09/18 11:30hrs
 
LATEST DAILY READINGS
Update: 23/9/18 14:21hrs NZST
Sunrise: 6:22hrs
Sunset: 18:34hrs
Temperature: 13.8ºC  (Rising)
Temperature (Low): 5.7ºC
Temperature (High): 13.9ºC
Wind Chill: 12.9ºC
Humidity: 36%  (Rising)
Barometer: 1005.22mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 17km/h
Wind Direction: NW
Wind Gust: 66km/h (6:59hrs)
Cloud Base: 2580m ASL
Freezing Level: 3153m
Daily Rainfall: 0mm
24 Hour Rain: 0mm

SNOW MODEL
Last Update: 23/09/2018 14:04
Location: Mt Rolleston (Goldney Ridge) 1800m
Alt. Temp: 8.5ºC
Alt. Windspeed: 34.3kmph
Alt. Av. Windspeed: 19.3kmph
Alt. Max. Windspeed: 34.3kmph
Alt. Wind Chill: 4.3ºC
Last Snowfall: 5 days ago
7 Day Snowfall: 4.2cm
Snowpack Depth: 181.4cm
Surface Stability (@ 35º): Poor
Avalanche Chance: 9%
REMOTE WEATHER STATIONS
 
Location
UpdatedToday's
Rainfall
2 Day
Rainfall
3 Day
Rainfall
Carrington Hut23/09/2018 - 12:05hrs0.0mm0mm0mm
Mid Poulter River23/09/2018 - 12:30hrs0.0mm0mm0mm
Grasmere Stn23/09/2018 - 12:05hrs0.0mm0mm0mm
Mt Cheeseman23/09/2018 - 12:05hrs0.0mm0mm0mm

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