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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Avalanche Risk (Local)
17/02/2019 07:22hrs
(Above 1800m)
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Mountain Conditions
General Conditions (Updated 1739hrs Sun 17th February, 2019):

Variable weather (mostly windy) then rain sets in on Wednesday.

High rainfalls over past couple of months has made the glaciers in the Park become active with crevasses and bergschrunds enlarging rapidly.

Back to mostly summer conditions, with just some minor patches of remnant snow holding in higher southern aspects.

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 -
  • 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 Harper (2222m) - Camp Spur route14/02/2019
    Mt Harper (2222m) - Camp Spur route
  • Mt Horrible (1234m)14/02/2019
    Mt Horrible (1234m)
  • Mt O'Malley (1703m) - South aspect14/02/2019
    Mt O'Malley (1703m) - South aspect
  • Mt Stewart (1934m)14/02/2019
    Mt Stewart (1934m)
  • The Dome (1938m)14/02/2019
    The Dome (1938m)
  • Falling Mountain (1901m)08/02/2019
    Falling Mountain (1901m)
  • Mt Oates (2041m) - 2058m point08/02/2019
    Mt Oates (2041m) - 2058m point
  • 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 Speight (2116m) - Speight Buttress30/01/2019
    Mt Speight (2116m) - Speight Buttress
  • Mt Armstrong (2110m)17/01/2019
    Mt Armstrong (2110m)
  • Mt Philistine (1967m) - Western aspects17/01/2019
    Mt Philistine (1967m) - Western aspects
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Upper Waimakariri Approaches17/01/2019
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Upper Waimakariri Approaches
  • Mt Franklin (2145m)16/01/2019
    Mt Franklin (2145m)
  • Mt Mc Rae (1753m)16/01/2019
    Mt Mc Rae (1753m)
  • Mt Philistine (1967m) - Eastern aspects11/01/2019
    Mt Philistine (1967m) - Eastern aspects
  • Mt Philistine - Warnocks Bluff (1967m)11/01/2019
    Mt Philistine - Warnocks Bluff (1967m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Bealey Face11/01/2019
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Bealey Face
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Chockstone Route11/01/2019
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Chockstone Route
  • Mt Rolleston (2212m) - Low Peak04/01/2019
    Mt Rolleston (2212m) - Low Peak
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - High Peak Access04/01/2019
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - High Peak Access
  • Philistine Traverse04/01/2019
    Philistine Traverse
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Goldney Ridge25/12/2018
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Goldney Ridge
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face25/12/2018
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face (Middle)25/12/2018
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face (Middle)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Slide25/12/2018
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Slide
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Sampsons Couloir16/12/2018
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Sampsons Couloir
  • Carrington Peak (2010m)12/12/2018
    Carrington Peak (2010m)
  • Mt Campbell (1829m)12/12/2018
    Mt Campbell (1829m)
  • Mt Isobel (2036m)12/12/2018
    Mt Isobel (2036m)
  • Blimit (1921m)08/12/2018
    Blimit (1921m)
  • Mt Stuart (1906m)08/12/2018
    Mt Stuart (1906m)
  • Mt Temple (1913m) - North Ridge08/12/2018
    Mt Temple (1913m) - North Ridge
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Weather Information
22 Feb

2 / 15ºC
23 Feb

3 / 13ºC
24 Feb

1 / 7ºC
25 Feb

1 / 12ºC
26 Feb

6 / 17ºC
27 Feb

3 / 13ºC
28 Feb

3 / 13ºC
1 Mar

3 / 16ºC
2 Mar

5 / 18ºC
3 Mar

7 / 19ºC
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Update:22/02/19 07:30hrs
Update: 22/2/19 6:20hrs NZST
Sunrise: 6:02hrs
Sunset: 19:27hrs
Temperature: 12.2ºC  (Falling)
Temperature (Low): 11.8ºC
Temperature (High): 12.7ºC
Wind Chill: 11.6ºC
Humidity: 99%  (Falling)
Barometer: 1001.60mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 31km/h
Wind Direction: W
Wind Gust: 82km/h (4:06hrs)
Cloud Base: 755m ASL
Freezing Level: 2907m
Daily Rainfall: 12.7mm
Hourly Rain: 1.3mm/hr
24 Hour Rain: 23.62mm

Rainfall: 22.86mm
High Rain Rate:  4.8mm/hr @ 5:45hrs 22/02/2019
Temp Low: 11.9ºC
Temp High: 14.2ºC
Wind Gust:  82.0kmph @ 4:06hrs 22/02/2019
Dom.Wind Dir: West
Barometer Low: 1001.8mb
Last Update: 22/02/2019 06:04
Location: Mt Rolleston (Goldney Ridge) 1800m
Snow Fall-Line: 2360m
Alt. Temp: 8.9ºC
Alt. Windspeed: 64.5kmph
Alt. Av. Windspeed: 48.4kmph
Alt. Max. Windspeed: 64.5kmph
Alt. Wind Chill: 3.4ºC
Alt. 3 Day Rainfall: 42.3mm (Today: 11.3mm)
Last Snowfall: 39 days ago
7 Day Snowfall: 0.0cm
Snowpack Depth: 0.0cm
2 Day
3 Day
Carrington Hut22/02/2019 - 03:58hrs8.0mm44mm68.5mm
Mid Poulter River22/02/2019 - 04:00hrs0.5mm2mm5.5mm
Grasmere Stn22/02/2019 - 04:00hrs0.0mm0mm0mm
Mt Cheeseman22/02/2019 - 04:00hrs0.0mm0mm0mm

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