Tag Archives: Kodiak Island Search and Rescue

Kodiak backcountry’s ‘banner year of snow’ comes with elevated avalanche risk

Members of Kodiak Island’s Search and Rescue Team are urging caution in the backcountry this spring due to avalanche risk. Kodiak Island doesn’t have a ski resort, but the local search and rescue group has noticed an uptick of skiers exploring popular backcountry areas like Pyramid Mountain in recent years, and this year is no exception. Steve Wielebski is the …

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Recent snowfall raises avalanche risk around Kodiak

With Kodiak’s recent heavy snowfall, outdoors enthusiasts may be itching to hit the slopes, but search and rescue members are warning there is a strong risk of avalanche right now. “Avalanche hazards are the highest right within the first 24 hours after a snowfall or a major snow occurrence,” said Steve Wielebski, president of Kodiak Island Search and Rescue, or …

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Search and Rescue Advises Caution When Walking Lakes

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Temperatures around Kodiak dropped for a while, but have recently risen again, and lakes may not be as hockey-ready as they once were. That means people need to exercise caution before they venture onto seemingly frozen bodies of water. Dicky Saltonstall is a member of Kodiak Island Search and Rescue and says there are pretty strong sheets of …

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