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Why haven't you died in an avalanche yet?

...at the tail end of a colder than usual winter. "I knew we were going somewhere," said Fredston, of the Alaska Mountain Safety Center, while giving an avalanche seminar in Soldotna in early December. Later that bright, sunny day in March...

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Outdoors
Snowmachine safety: Plan ahead before hitting the trail

...friends without gear. Educate yourself: Take an avalanche awareness course. For more information, contact the Alaska Mountain Safety Center, 9140 Brewster's Dr. in Anchorage. The phone number is 345-3566. The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/112400/sno_112400out0040001.shtml
snowmachine
Knowles wants state to fund proposed avalanche program

...the last few years but was not funded, said Doug Fesler, an avalanche specialist and co-director of the Alaska Mountain Safety Center. With oil-based revenues in decline again, lawmakers must ask whether state government can afford current...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/112801/ala_112801alapm0030001.shtml
alaska
Fairbanks man killed in Cantwell avalanche

...of Anchorage died in an avalanche while snowmachining near Hope. Doug Fesler, an avalanche expert with the Alaska Mountain Safety Center, says avalanche danger remains high. Fesler says there are multiple weak layers of snow buried under recent...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/122601/ala_122601ala0pm0010001.shtml
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Fairbanks man was high-marking when avalanche hit

...the knees,'' said Fredston, who runs the Alaska Mountain Safety Center with her husband, Doug Fesler. Because there...avalanches aren't an exact science. The Alaska Mountain Safety Center in Anchorage offers classes as do some snowmachine...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/122701/ala_122701ala0pm0010001.shtml
alaska
Eagle River avalanche traps man for 30 minutes

...and probe to find Stroud and dug him out with a shovel, said Kip Melling, an avalanche instructor for the Alaska Mountain Safety Center. Melling said he was in his house near Mile 5.3 Hiland Road when he looked out his kitchen window at about...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/032902/ala_032902alapm0010001.shtml
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Fairbanks man survives Turnagain Pass avalanche

...to have wound up coming out of this thing alive,'' said Doug Fesler, avalanche hazard consultant for the Alaska Mountain Safety Center. The avalanche was 100 to 300 yards wide and carried McKinney perhaps 1,000 feet down the steep slope...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/010301/ala_010301alapm0010001.shtml
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Sports Briefs

...who died in an avalanche in 1994. Instead of a registration fee, donations are accepted at the race for the Alaska Mountain Safety Center. One of the unique parts of the race is that pretty much any mode of nonmotorized transportation can be used...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/062701/spo_0627010013.shtml
Sports
What's Happening

...m., and donations will be accepted in lieu of a registration fee. All proceeds will be donated to the Alaska Mountain Safety Center. For more information, call Mike Morgan at 262-6548. The 24th annual Moose Pass Summer Solstice Festival...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/062002/ins_062002ins0010001.shtml
Inside
Bad weather, avalanches not over yet

...travelers. According to "Snow Sense," a book about avalanches published by Jill Fredston and Doug Fesler of the Alaska Mountain Safety Center, prolonged warm spells can cause deep slab fractures in the snowpack precipitating massive slab-type avalanches...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/021400/opE_021300ope0020001.html

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