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Fairbanks man survives Turnagain Pass avalanche

...bruised, cold but alive. ''This guy is very, very lucky 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...

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Fairbanks man killed in Cantwell avalanche

...in as many days. On Sunday, Russel Foster, 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...

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Knowles wants state to fund proposed avalanche program

...similar system was part of the governor's proposed budget for 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...

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Fairbanks man was high-marking when avalanche hit

...like kicking the snow in the knees,'' said Fredston, who runs the Alaska Mountain Safety Center with her husband, Doug Fesler. Because there already have been several deaths and the main avalanche season doesn't approach until March, Lt...

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Two dead in Eureka avalanche

...are quite shook up.'' The Eureka Lodge had posted signs warning of avalanche danger in the area. Avalanche expert Doug Fesler said the area is the same where about a week ago two snowmachiners were partially buried by an avalanche.

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/020401/ala_020401alapm0010001.shtml
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Eagle River avalanche traps man for 30 minutes

...off. That's how freaked out he was,'' Melling said. Stroud and Repetto could not be reached Thursday night. Doug Fesler, director of the mountain safety center, said it appears the two skiers triggered the avalanche as they traveled together...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/032902/ala_032902alapm0010001.shtml
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Glacier threatens school

...officials feared the Whittier Glacier could give way, sending slabs of rain-heavy snow down onto the school building. Doug Fesler, an avalanche expert with the Alaska Mountain Safety Center in Anchorage, was on his way to the town Monday afternoon...

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...76ers' Iverson Armstrong's team finishes second in time trial Sports Briefs Avalanche expert and rescuer Doug Fesler easing his way into retirement Corporate reforms too important to be exploited by politicians Letters to the Editor...

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Bad weather, avalanches not over yet

...travelers and even highway 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...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/021400/opE_021300ope0020001.html
Row, row, row your Maki and Mahina boats

...you could row from Seattle to Skagway and along the coast of Norway and Greenland. Adventurers Jill Fredston and Doug Fesler did that in their own Amerow boats, as described in Fredston's book, "Rowing to Latitude." The Aplins have rowed...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/051311/out_828713700.shtml
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