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Avalanche Risk (Local)
16/11/2020 07:54hrs
(Above 1800m)
Heightened avalanche conditions on specific terrain features.
(1200m - 1800m)
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Insufficient information to establish avalanche danger rating.
(Below 1200m)
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Mountain Conditions
Tuesday 24th November 2020, 17:03hrs: All new snow that fell last Sunday morning has melted off to 2000m. Bit of a mixed bag for the week ahead, drizzle/rain developing now through Wednesday with gale-force south-easterlies across the tops; Thursday may be OK; Friday rain with late snow to 1200m; Saturday OK again; Sunday rain. The huge Spring storms have seemingly let go of us, though still unstable weather continues.

Climbers have reported soft (and potentially loose) snow conditions on snow-clad routes, rock routes are still clearing of the loose grud. Many ridge routes are now rock to 1900m (some to 2000m), or mixed with shallow snow above 1900m - the snow is no longer gluing the loose rock in place! Bergschrunds are now opening rapidly.

19/11/2020 08:03hrs: During the week gone, we received another 100mm of rainfall on the Main Range during Monday & Tuesday. Prior this, climbers had reported earlier that snow conditions were "OK" with a shallow wet/soft surface supported by a firm crystalline layer, snow-line at about 1700m on Main Range, many ridges (even some to 2000m+) were finding their way back to rock; bergschrunds on the glaciers and permanent ice-fields are now tearing apart rapidly. Expect snowpack to be soft now.

Another rain storm is forecast to develop this Saturday, though gale force winds are likely to be its prominent feature. A dusting of fresh snow will follow on.

  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Sampsons Coulior(New) 21/11/2020
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Sampsons Coulior
  • Mt Armstrong (2110m)(New) 20/11/2020
    Mt Armstrong (2110m)
  • Mt Philistine (1967m)(New) 20/11/2020
    Mt Philistine (1967m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2212m) - Low Peak(New) 20/11/2020
    Mt Rolleston (2212m) - Low Peak
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Goldney Ridge(New) 20/11/2020
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Goldney Ridge
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - High Peak Access(New) 20/11/2020
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - High Peak Access
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face(New) 20/11/2020
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Slide(New) 20/11/2020
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Slide
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Philistine Traverse(New) 20/11/2020
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Philistine Traverse
  • Avalanche Peak (1833m)14/11/2020
    Avalanche Peak (1833m)
  • Lyell Peak (1828m)14/11/2020
    Lyell Peak (1828m)
  • Mt Aicken (1858m)14/11/2020
    Mt Aicken (1858m)
  • Mt Davie (2280m) - East aspect13/11/2020
    Mt Davie (2280m) - East aspect
  • Mt Harper (2222m) - Southwest aspect13/11/2020
    Mt Harper (2222m) - Southwest aspect
  • Mt Murchison (2408m)13/11/2020
    Mt Murchison (2408m)
  • Mt Wakeman (2227m)13/11/2020
    Mt Wakeman (2227m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Rome Ridge02/11/2020
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Rome Ridge
  • Blimit (1921m)28/10/2020
    Blimit (1921m)
  • Mt Franklin (2145m) - West aspect28/10/2020
    Mt Franklin (2145m) - West aspect
  • Mt Oates (2041m) - West aspect28/10/2020
    Mt Oates (2041m) - West aspect
  • Mt Philistine - Warnocks Bluff (1967m)28/10/2020
    Mt Philistine - Warnocks Bluff (1967m)
  • Mt Stuart (1906m) - South ridge28/10/2020
    Mt Stuart (1906m) - South ridge
  • Mt Stuart (1906m) - Southeast face28/10/2020
    Mt Stuart (1906m) - Southeast face
  • Mt Temple (1913m) - West Face28/10/2020
    Mt Temple (1913m) - West Face
  • Phipps Peak (1965m) - North aspect28/10/2020
    Phipps Peak (1965m) - North aspect
  • Phipps Peak (1965m) - Temple Traverse28/10/2020
    Phipps Peak (1965m) - Temple Traverse
  • Phipps Peak (1965m) - West Ridge28/10/2020
    Phipps Peak (1965m) - West Ridge
  • Mt Campbell (1829m)23/10/2020
    Mt Campbell (1829m)
  • Mt Guinevere (2042m)23/10/2020
    Mt Guinevere (2042m)
  • Mt Isobel (2036m) - East aspect23/10/2020
    Mt Isobel (2036m) - East aspect
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Weather Information
25 Nov

26 Nov

5 / 19ºC
27 Nov

0 / 12ºC
28 Nov

5 / 12ºC
29 Nov

7 / 15ºC
30 Nov

3 / 12ºC
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Update:25/11/20 20:30hrs
Update: 25/11/20 19:25hrs NZST
Sunrise: 4:53hrs
Sunset: 19:51hrs
Temperature: 9.9ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): 6.8ºC
Temperature (High): 12.3ºC
Wind Chill: 9.9ºC
Humidity: 15%  (Rising)
Barometer: 1006.38mb (Rising)
Wind Speed: 1km/h
Wind Direction: SSE
Wind Gust: 35km/h (13:56hrs)
Cloud Base: 3905m ASL
Freezing Level: 2553m
Daily Rainfall: 0mm
24 Hour Rain: 0mm

Last Update: 25/11/2020 19:04
Location: Mt Rolleston (Goldney Ridge) 1800m
Alt. Temp: 3.4ºC
Alt. Windspeed: 2.0kmph
Alt. Av. Windspeed: 3.4kmph
Alt. Max. Windspeed: 6.0kmph
Alt. Wind Chill: N/A
Alt. Air Pressure: 805hPa
Alt. 3 Day Rainfall: 2.4mm (Today: 0.0mm)
Last Snowfall: 3 days ago
7 Day Snowfall: 0.0cm
Snowpack Depth: 0.0cm
2 Day
3 Day
Carrington Hut25/11/2020 - 18:00hrs0.0mm0mm0.5mm
Mid Poulter River25/11/2020 - 18:00hrs0.0mm1mm3mm
Grasmere Stn25/11/2020 - 18:00hrs0.0mm0mm3mm
Mt Cheeseman25/11/2020 - 18:00hrs0.0mm0mm3mm
Upper Styx River25/11/2020 - 20:00hrs0.0mm0mm0mm

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