Avalanche Fatality Blamed On Underestimation Of Slide Potential, Insufficient Safety Gear

A report on a fatal avalanche near Cantwell last month says the victim and other snowmachiners underestimated the snow slide potential.  The expert review points to atypical terrain, and blames the deadly accident on failure to recognize a hazard, and insufficient safety gear.

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Dan Bross is a reporter at KUAC in Fairbanks.

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