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CURRENT ALERTS
Arthur's Pass Visitor Centre Moved
The Visitor Centre in Arthur's Pass Village has been temporarily moved into a new premises until further notice, due to building defects found in the old building. A temporary visitor facility has been set up 200 metres away in the main part of the Village near the Alpine Lodge & Motel (limited parking available). It is open 8.30am to 4.30pm daily. All information resources for the Park are available.

Thieves breaking into vehicles
Thieves have been breaking into cars and motor-homes at various car-parks and some camp-sites along highway 73 on a regular basis (day & night). They have been stealing passports, credit cards, money, electronic devices and recreation equipment. Take your absolute valuables with you on the walks, and don't leave other valuable items in plain sight in your vehicle. Report any suspicious activity to Police '111', and note down registration plates of vehicles!

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North Webcam - HD
North Webcam (HD)
(AP Village)
West Webcam - HD
West Webcam (HD)
(AP Village)
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Forecast Links
Avalanche Risk (Local)
18/06/2019 01:26hrs
HIGH ALPINE
(Above 1800m)
LOW
Generally safe, watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.
ALPINE
(1200m - 1800m)
LOW
Generally safe, watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.
SUB ALPINE
(Below 1200m)
LOW
Generally safe, watch for unstable snow on isolated terrain features.
Mountain Conditions
General Conditions (Updated 0131hrs Tue 18th June, 2019):

Generally fine weather until Thursday afternoon when the next westerly storm fronts arrive.

Warmer temperatures and some direct sunshine over recent days has seen some melt and settlement of the new snowpack; although the avalanche risk is generally low, small wet slides are still possible on any aspect with day warming!

Winter is upon us, and climbers should suitably prepare - shovels, probes, beacons, a mate or two, and dig some quick pits.

New snow-bridging on glaciers would be very weak at present -rope up! Because many ice-fields demised this last summer, as snow reestablishes itself in these areas, the pack will be quite variable with buried ice chunks that may still be unstable until things bed in.

Note: ALL notes here are provided by climber feedback at the moment, as I'm out of country climbing so feel free to drop an email to graemek@xtra.co.nz.

PS. Sorry I have taken the Temple Basin webcam offline. It has developed a major fault after the huge storm in early June, and cannot be readily repaired at this stage; very likely it won't be repaired until end of July.

The new 2019 (8th Edition) of the Arthur's Pass area climbing guide is well underway. You can view & comment on routes HERE, or view the entire draft HERE (0.5MB).

I am currently after good high resolution images of mountains & routes in the Parks (Arthur's Pass, Craigieburn, Korowai/Torlesse, Otira-Kopara Forest, Wanganui/Otira, Central Southern Alps Wilberforce, and Lochinvar Forest) that generally show from valley floor to summit, as the approaches can be just as challenging as the final summit rocks in many instances. You can email these to graemek@xtra.co.nz, your images will be duly credited.

Cheers - Graeme -
  • Mt Aicken (1858m)03/06/2019
    Mt Aicken (1858m)
  • Mt Oates (2041m)03/06/2019
    Mt Oates (2041m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Rome Ridge03/06/2019
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Rome Ridge
  • Blimit (1921m)23/04/2019
    Blimit (1921m)
  • Mt Philistine (1967m) - Eastern aspects23/04/2019
    Mt Philistine (1967m) - Eastern aspects
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Goldney Ridge23/04/2019
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Goldney Ridge
  • Mt Cassidy (1850m)19/04/2019
    Mt Cassidy (1850m)
  • Mt Philistine - Philistine Ramp (1967m)19/04/2019
    Mt Philistine - Philistine Ramp (1967m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Chockstone Route19/04/2019
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Chockstone Route
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face19/04/2019
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Slide19/04/2019
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Slide
  • Mt Stuart (1906m)19/04/2019
    Mt Stuart (1906m)
  • Mt Temple (1913m) - West Face19/04/2019
    Mt Temple (1913m) - West Face
  • Phipps Peak (1965m) - West Ridge19/04/2019
    Phipps Peak (1965m) - West Ridge
  • Carrington Peak (2010m)18/04/2019
    Carrington Peak (2010m)
  • Mt Harper (2222m) - Camp Spur route18/04/2019
    Mt Harper (2222m) - Camp Spur route
  • Mt Murchison (2408m)18/04/2019
    Mt Murchison (2408m)
  • Mt Armstrong (2110m)23/03/2019
    Mt Armstrong (2110m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2212m) - Low Peak23/03/2019
    Mt Rolleston (2212m) - Low Peak
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - High Peak Access23/03/2019
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - High Peak Access
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Sampsons Couloir23/03/2019
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Sampsons Couloir
  • Whitehorn Ice-field23/03/2019
    Whitehorn Ice-field
  • Mt Speight (2116m) - Speight Buttress06/03/2019
    Mt Speight (2116m) - Speight Buttress
  • Mt Davie (2280m)03/03/2019
    Mt Davie (2280m)
  • Mt Wakeman (2227m)03/03/2019
    Mt Wakeman (2227m)
  • Mt Stewart (1934m)02/03/2019
    Mt Stewart (1934m)
  • Bealey / Hut Spur (1545m)14/02/2019
    Bealey / Hut Spur (1545m)
  • Mid Hill (1831m) - East aspect14/02/2019
    Mid Hill (1831m) - East aspect
  • Mt Bealey (1836m) - South aspect14/02/2019
    Mt Bealey (1836m) - South aspect
  • Mt Bruce (1630m) - Northwest aspect14/02/2019
    Mt Bruce (1630m) - Northwest aspect
  • Mt Horrible (1234m)14/02/2019
    Mt Horrible (1234m)
  • Mt O'Malley (1703m) - South aspect14/02/2019
    Mt O'Malley (1703m) - South aspect
  • The Dome (1938m)14/02/2019
    The Dome (1938m)
  • Falling Mountain (1901m)08/02/2019
    Falling Mountain (1901m)
  • Mt Scott (2009m)08/02/2019
    Mt Scott (2009m)
  • Mt Temple (east approach)08/02/2019
    Mt Temple (east approach)
  • Mt Wilson (2035m)08/02/2019
    Mt Wilson (2035m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) -  Crow Face30/01/2019
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Crow Face
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Crow icefall30/01/2019
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Crow icefall
  • Mt Philistine (1967m) - Western aspects17/01/2019
    Mt Philistine (1967m) - Western aspects
Click Here to view the most recent condition images.

Weather Information
Wednesday
19 Jun

-6 / 5ºC
Thursday
20 Jun

1 / 4ºC
Friday
21 Jun

0 / 5ºC
Saturday
22 Jun

-3 / 4ºC
Sunday
23 Jun

-6 / 3ºC
Monday
24 Jun

-5 / 3ºC
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Update:19/06/19 13:00hrs
 
LATEST DAILY READINGS
Update: 19/6/19 12:48hrs NZST
Sunrise: 8:05hrs
Sunset: 17:06hrs
Temperature: 7.5ºC  (Rising)
Temperature (Low): -3.7ºC
Temperature (High): 7.5ºC
Wind Chill: 7.5ºC
Humidity: 14%  (Falling)
Barometer: 1025.10mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 2km/h
Wind Direction: NW
Wind Gust: 23km/h (11:38hrs)
Cloud Base: 3955m ASL
Freezing Level: 2184m
Daily Rainfall: Frost Trace
Hourly Rain: 0mm/hr
24 Hour Rain: 0.25mm

SNOW MODEL
Last Update: 19/06/2019 13:04
Location: Mt Rolleston (Goldney Ridge) 1800m
Alt. Temp: -3.2ºC
Alt. Windspeed: 4.0kmph
Alt. Av. Windspeed: 0.3kmph
Alt. Max. Windspeed: 4.0kmph
Alt. Wind Chill: N/A
Last Snowfall: 7 days ago
7 Day Snowfall: 1.1cm
Snowpack Depth: 29.9cm
Windslab S: 3.6cm
Windslab E: 29.9cm
Surface Stability (@ 35º): Poor (Warning: Slab present!)
Avalanche Chance: 5%
REMOTE WEATHER STATIONS
 
Location
UpdatedToday's
Rainfall
2 Day
Rainfall
3 Day
Rainfall
Carrington Hut19/06/2019 - 11:00hrs0.0mm1.5mm2.5mm
Mid Poulter River19/06/2019 - 11:00hrs0.0mm2.5mm2.5mm
Grasmere Stn19/06/2019 - 11:00hrs0.0mm0mm0mm
Mt Cheeseman19/06/2019 - 11:00hrs0.0mm0mm0mm
Upper Styx River19/06/2019 - 12:00hrs0.0mm0mm5.5mm

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