Back In The Day -Avalanches – 30 Years Ago

Looking through my archives today prior to a skate session on the nicely groomed Mineral Creek trails, I found this gem from the Winter of 85/86 and recall attending the free class. This article helps bring some context to the history of local avalanche awareness and education.

Of course Doug Fesler is a mentor to many Alaskans and others who were exploring Alaska’s mountains on skis. As I reread the article I found the following quote which is as relevant today as it was back in the day.

Avalanche are predictable and they occur in certain places at certain times”.

Doug Fesler (Valdez Vanguard 1985)



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