Avalanches can take human lives as often, and as quickly, as they destroy infrastructure. Alaska has had one avalanche fatality this season, a snow machiner who was caught in a massive slide near Turnagain Pass. Many skiers have been luckier this year, and survived partial or even full burials. Anchorage firefighter Rob Whitney counts himself in that group. And he hopes telling his story will help other people stay safe in the backcountry.
Annie Feidt, APRN – Anchorage
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