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Military identifies 17 killed in '52 Alaska crash

...The remains of about a third of the service members who died when their military transport plane crashed into an Alaska mountain and then was buried for decades in glacier ice have been identified, military officials said Wednesday.The Department...
Whether on a mountain or on the ice, Deal doesn't shy from punishment various mountain footraces in the summer, and the one he most prepares for is often called the "Super Bowl of Alaska Mountain Running," the Mount Marathon race, held every July 4 in Seward.The race is one of the oldest footraces in the...
4 missing climbers presumed dead after avalanche

...falls The Park Service says in a news release that nearly 400 mountaineers were making rescue attempts Saturday on the Alaska mountain's West Buttress. Snowfall and wind have impeded the search. The four missing climbers include 64-year-old...
Why haven't you died in an avalanche yet?

...This came 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...
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...
Knowles wants state to fund proposed avalanche program

...each of 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...
Fairbanks man killed in Cantwell avalanche

...35, 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...
Fairbanks man was high-marking when avalanche hit

...snow in the knees,'' said Fredston, who runs the Alaska Mountain Safety Center with her husband, Doug Fesler. Because...helps, but avalanches aren't an exact science. The Alaska Mountain Safety Center in Anchorage offers classes as do some...
Two dead in Eureka avalanche

...volunteers, including two Alaska Search and Rescue dogs and their handlers, plus members of Alaska Mountain Rescue and Jill Fredston of Alaska Mountain Safety, helped in the search and rescue efforts. A Fish and Wildlife Division helicopter with...
Dent tries to forget last year

...Dent said. The dogs aren't the only ones who have been physically prepped for the race that goes over two Alaska mountain ranges, crosses frozen rivers, and travels miles of wind-swept Bering Sea ice. Dent, whose hands are completely...


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