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Avalanche Image Archive 2

The following photographs are of snow avalanche activity about Arthur's Pass National Park, and Craigiburn/Torlesse Conservation Areas.

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46. 
Goldney Glacier (1700m, E Aspect)
Type: Wet Slab
Size: 3.5 (1.5 crown, 60m wide)
Occured: 17th Nov storm-cycle
Arthur's Pass National Park
© Graeme Kates 18/11/2016
45. 
Mt Philistine (Warnocks Bluff)
Type: Soft Slab, 1300m start zone
Size: Class 2
Occured: Storm release (?)
Arthur's Pass National Park
© Graeme Kates 07/08/2016
44. 
Rome Ridge (1600m, N Aspect)
Type: Point release
Size: Class 1
Occured: 22nd May 2016 1438hrs
Arthur's Pass National Park
© Graeme Kates 22/05/2016
43. 
Upper Bealey Valley (900m - 1400m, S Aspect)
Type: Wet Snow Sluff, Face deload (rain induced)
Size: Class 3
Occured: 4th August 2015
Arthur's Pass National Park
© Graeme Kates 19/08/2015
42. 
Goldney Ridge, Mt Rolleston (1200m - 1800m, N Aspect)
Type: Wet Snow Sluff, Face deload
Size: Class 1.5
Occured: 11th August 2015, 1310hrs
Arthur's Pass National Park
© Graeme Kates 11/08/2015
41. 
Otira Slide, Mt Rolleston (1800m - 2000m, N E Aspect)
Type: Wet Snow Sluff, extensive roller-balling
Size: Class 2
Occured: 11th August 2015, 1233hrs
Arthur's Pass National Park
© Graeme Kates 11/08/2015
40. 
Mt Rolleston - Bealey Slide (1300-1800m, E Aspect)
Type: Face deload, wet sluff & slab release
Size: Multiple Class 3 - 4 (run 600m)
Occured: Around 15th July 2015
Arthur's Pass National Park
© Graeme Kates 24/07/2015
39. 
Mt Rolleston - Bealey Slide (1300-1800m, E Aspect)
Type: Face deload, wet sluff & slab release
Size: Multiple Class 3 - 4 (run 600m)
Occured: Around 15th July 2015
Arthur's Pass National Park
© Graeme Kates 24/07/2015
38. 
Mt Rolleston - Goldney Glacier (2000m, NE Aspect)
Type: Slab (25cm), overrun by fresh point releases
Size: Class 2
Occured: 15th July 2015
Arthur's Pass National Park
© Graeme Kates 16/07/2015
37. 
Mt Temple - Central Gully (1700m, W Aspect)
Type: Slab (20cm)
Size: Class 2
Occured: 15th July 2015
Arthur's Pass National Park
© Graeme Kates 16/07/2015
36. 
Avalanche Pk - Rome Ridge Trav (1800m, E Aspect)
Type: Slab (25cm)
Size: Class 2
Occured: 15th July 2015
Arthur's Pass National Park
© Graeme Kates 16/07/2015
35. 
The Dome - Sawmill Creek East Trib (1750 - 1400m, SE Aspect)
Type: Face deload, wet snow sluffs (rain induced)
Size: Class 2
Occured: 15th July 2015, 0900-0930hrs
Arthur's Pass National Park
© Graeme Kates 15/07/2015
34. 
Rolleston - Philistine Traverse (1800m+, E Aspect)
Type: Multiple shallow wind-slab (crown walls)
Size: Class 1 - 2
Occured: 7 - 8 July 2015
Notes: Degraded cornices due to gale southerlies
© Graeme Kates 10/07/2015
33. 
Mt Bealey (1700m to 1500m, NE Aspect)
Type: Point release, wet sluffs
Size: Class 1
Occured: 3rd July 2015
Arthur's Pass National Park
© Graeme Kates 03/07/2015
32. 
Mt Manson (1550m to 1000m, Flockhill gullies)
Type: Point release, wet sluffs
Size: Class 0.5, simultaneous releases
Occured: 3rd July 2015, 0900hrs
Craigieburn Conservation Area
© Graeme Kates 03/07/2015
31. 
Goldney Glacier (Rome Ridge - Mt Rolleston)
Type: Point release, wet sluff
Size: Multiple Class 0.5
Occured: 25/05/2015
Arthur's Pass National Park
© Graeme Kates 26/05/2015
30. 
Bealey Scree - Mt Bealey
Type: Point release - Wet sluff
Size: Class 2
Occured: 18th Aug 2014, 1100hrs
Arthur's Pass National Park
© Graeme Kates 18/08/2014
29. 
Bealey Face - Mt Rolleston
Type: Point release & Slab release
Size: Point (Class 1), Slab (Class 2)
Occured: 12th Aug 2014, 1200hrs
Arthur's Pass National Park
© Graeme Kates 12/08/2014
28. 
Rolleston Glacier - Mt Philistine
Type: Slab release
Size: Est. Class 3
Occured: Post 4th Aug 2014
Arthur's Pass National Park
© Graeme Kates 06/08/2014
27. 
Bealey Face - Mt Rolleston
Type: Point release ... Slab release
Size: Less than Class 1
Occured: 4th August 2014
Arthur's Pass National Park
© Graeme Kates 04/08/2014
26. 
Otira Slide - Mt Rolleston
Type: Loose snow sluff
Size: Less than Class 1
Occured: 3rd July 2014 (?)
Arthur's Pass National Park
© Graeme Kates 04/07/2014
25. 
Rome Ridge / Goldney Glacier - Mt Rolleston
Type: Multiple point release
Size: Up to Class 1
Occured: 1100hrs - 1300hrs
Arthur's Pass National Park
© SoftRock 02/12/2013
  

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