The joys and dangers of Alaska wilderness

Overlooking Aialik Glacier and the Kenai Fjords south of Seward on the Kenai Peninsula from the Harding Icefiled at about 5,000 feet elevation on Friday, April 8, 2016. (Photo courtesy of Jenny Neyman)
Overlooking Aialik Glacier and the Kenai Fjords south of Seward on the Kenai Peninsula from the Harding Icefiled at about 5,000 feet elevation on Friday, April 8, 2016. (Photo courtesy of Jenny Neyman)

Alaska is a state known for extremes: Both beauty and risk. The dramatic rescue of two skiers from a glacier this month highlights the need to be prepared for the what ifs of fast-changing weather that could leave you stranded in a storm We’re talking with the adventurers who were huddled in a snow cave for five days and the Air National Guard who rescued them on the next Talk of Alaska.

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Chris Hanna, of Soldotna, skis on the Harding Icefield on Friday, April 8, 2016, with the Kenai Fjords and mountains surrounding Seward, on the Kenai Peninsula, in the background. (Photo courtesy of Jenny Neyman)
Chris Hanna, of Soldotna, skis on the Harding Icefield on Friday, April 8, 2016, with the Kenai Fjords and mountains surrounding Seward, on the Kenai Peninsula, in the background. (Photo courtesy of Jenny Neyman)

HOST: Lori Townsend

GUESTS:

  • Jenny Neyman
  • Chris Hanna
  • Col. Tom Bolin, helicopter pilot and Commander of 176th Operations Group
  • Statewide callers

Participate:

  • Call 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcast
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  • Send email to talk [at] alaskapublic [dot] org (comments may be read on air)

LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.

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Lori Townsend is the news director and senior host for Alaska Public Media. You can send her program ideas for Talk of Alaska and Alaska Insight at ltownsend@alaskapublic.org or call 907-350-2058.

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