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Avalanche Risk (Local)
03/03/2021 18:36hrs
(Above 1800m)
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Mountain Conditions
Sunday 18th April 2021, 07:46hrs: Our cooler & wetter than "normal" Autumn continues this week. NW gales and rainfall continue, with the occasional SW flick to drop some snow onto the Alps. Ground temperatures are still very warm so new snow doesn't stick around beyond a couple of days on the sub-ranges, though a building dusting is apparent on the Main Range above 1750m.

Climbers report that most glaciers/ice-fields are still passable with care; bergschrunds on the larger glaciers (Crow, White) are hauling apart and cut-off is imminent. Some ice-fields are disappearing again (eg. the Otira Face shelf, and under Mt Speight), Glaciers such as the Rolleston and Goldney are now mere ice-fields covered in moraine. Further high level snow during the week may disguise some crevasse and bergschrund hazards for a time afterwards!

  • Mt Armstrong (2110m) - Southeast aspect07/04/2021
    Mt Armstrong (2110m) - Southeast aspect
  • Mt Lancelot (2112m) - North aspect07/04/2021
    Mt Lancelot (2112m) - North aspect
  • Mt Philistine (1967m) - South aspect07/04/2021
    Mt Philistine (1967m) - South aspect
  • Mt Rolleston (2212m) - Low Peak07/04/2021
    Mt Rolleston (2212m) - Low Peak
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - High Peak Access07/04/2021
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - High Peak Access
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face (High Peak)07/04/2021
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face (High Peak)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face (Middle Peak)07/04/2021
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face (Middle Peak)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face Couloir07/04/2021
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Face Couloir
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Philistine Traverse07/04/2021
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Philistine Traverse
  • Mt Williams (1718m) - Gunbarrel Scree route24/03/2021
    Mt Williams (1718m) - Gunbarrel Scree route
  • Mt Williams (1718m) - Southwest ridge24/03/2021
    Mt Williams (1718m) - Southwest ridge
  • The Dome (1938m)24/03/2021
    The Dome (1938m)
  • The Spike (1440m)24/03/2021
    The Spike (1440m)
  • Blimit (1921m)22/03/2021
    Blimit (1921m)
  • Hills Peak (1640m)22/03/2021
    Hills Peak (1640m)
  • Mt Cassidy (1850m)22/03/2021
    Mt Cassidy (1850m)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Middle Peak (Otira Face)22/03/2021
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Middle Peak (Otira Face)
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Slide22/03/2021
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Otira Slide
  • Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Upper Waimakariri Approaches22/03/2021
    Mt Rolleston (2275m) - Upper Waimakariri Approaches
  • Mt Stuart (1906m)22/03/2021
    Mt Stuart (1906m)
  • Mt Temple (1913m) - West Face22/03/2021
    Mt Temple (1913m) - West Face
  • Mt Oates (2041m/2054m)14/03/2021
    Mt Oates (2041m/2054m)
  • Mt Franklin (2145m) - South aspect13/03/2021
    Mt Franklin (2145m) - South aspect
  • Mt Oates (2041m) - North Ridge13/03/2021
    Mt Oates (2041m) - North Ridge
  • Mt Oates (2041m) - West Face13/03/2021
    Mt Oates (2041m) - West Face
  • Mt Oates (High 2054m) - Southwest Ridge13/03/2021
    Mt Oates (High 2054m) - Southwest Ridge
  • Whitehorn Ice-field12/03/2021
    Whitehorn Ice-field
  • Mt Franklin (2145m) - Southeast aspect21/02/2021
    Mt Franklin (2145m) - Southeast aspect
  • Mt Scott (2009m)21/02/2021
    Mt Scott (2009m)
  • Mt Wilson (2035m)21/02/2021
    Mt Wilson (2035m)
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Weather Information
22 Apr

23 Apr

5 / 9ºC
24 Apr

1 / 9ºC
25 Apr

2 / 9ºC
26 Apr

-2 / 7ºC
27 Apr

-2 / 7ºC
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Update:23/04/21 02:00hrs
Update: 23/4/21 1:54hrs NZST
Sunrise: 7:14hrs
Sunset: 17:46hrs
Temperature: 7.8ºC  (Rising)
Temperature (Low): 7.5ºC
Temperature (High): 8.1ºC
Wind Chill: 5.8ºC
Humidity: 84%  (Rising)
Barometer: 1003.84mb (Falling)
Wind Speed: 6km/h
Wind Direction: NW
Wind Gust: 40km/h (0:00hrs)
Cloud Base: 730m ASL
Freezing Level: 2230m
Daily Rainfall: 4.32mm
Hourly Rain: 0mm/hr
24 Hour Rain: 12.95mm
Rain Days (2021): 39

Rainfall: 11.2mm
High Rain Rate: 2.4mm/hr @ 0:19hrs 23/4/21
Temp Low: 7.5ºC @ 19:58hrs 22/4/21
Temp High: 8.9ºC @ 15:58hrs 22/4/21
Wind Gust: 48kmph @ 21:46hrs 22/4/21
Dom.Wind Dir: West
Barometer Low: 1004mb @ 16:58hrs 22/4/21
Last Update: 23/04/2021 01:04
Location: Mt Rolleston (Goldney Ridge) 1800m
Snow Fall-Line: 1847m
Alt. Temp: 1.4ºC
Alt. Windspeed: 10.1kmph
Alt. Av. Windspeed: 10.1kmph
Alt. Max. Windspeed: 10.1kmph
Alt. Wind Chill: -1.6ºC
Alt. Air Pressure: 803hPa
Alt. 3 Day Rainfall: 11.1mm (Today: 2.8mm)
Last Snowfall: 1 days ago
7 Day Snowfall: 3.2cm
Snowpack Depth: 0.0cm
2 Day
3 Day
Carrington Hut23/04/2021 - 00:56hrs1.5mm12mm12mm
Mid Poulter River23/04/2021 - 01:00hrs0.5mm3.5mm3.5mm
Grasmere Stn23/04/2021 - 01:00hrs0.0mm0mm0mm
Mt Cheeseman23/04/2021 - 01:00hrs0.0mm0mm0mm
Goldney Ridge23/04/2021 - 02:22hrs5mm26mm26mm

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