Eklutna Traverse: A Changing Adventure?
March 14, 2014 - 2:00 pm
The Eklutna traverse, near Anchorage, crosses four glaciers alongside the rugged peaks of Chugach State Park. The 38-mile trip is a popular spring adventure for local and visiting mountaineers. On the next show, host Annie Feidt will talk with two experts who know the Eklutna Traverse intimately — they’ve skied across the glaciers, explored the traverse’s steep backcountry and studied the rate the glaciers are retreating. We’ll delve into whether changing glaciers mean a changing adventure.
Dana Drummond backcountry ski mountaineering above the Eklutna Glacier, western Chugach Mountains, Southcentral Alaska. Photo by Joe Stock.
HOST: Annie Feidt (http://www.alaskapublic.org/annie-feidt/)
Joe Stock (http://www.stockalpine.com/eklutna-traverse/)
, mountain guide
Dr. Mike Loso (http://polar.alaskapacific.edu/mloso/Mike_Loso_Home.html)
, earth sciences professor, Alaska Pacific University
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BROADCAST: Thursday, March 20, 2013. 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. AKT
REPEAT BROADCAST: Thursday, March 20, 2013. 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. AKT