River Safety Techniques

In the Gates of the Arctic Natnl. Park
In the Gates of the Arctic Natnl. Park

Alaska’s rivers are the best path to see the backcountry for non-motorized adventures, traveling in relative comfort and seeing the grandeur of Alaska. Still, cold moving water in remote areas can also be dangerous. Every summer, we hear stories of tragedies and of near misses on Alaska’s rivers and in this episode we’ll tackle that topic head-on. We’ll be talking with two very experienced river paddlers who have a strong safety ethic. We’ll talk about the wonder of floating and fishing Alaska’s rivers, and the excitement of white water, but we’ll emphasize the safety rules and tips that can help you come back alive.


HOST: Charles Wohlforth


  • Les Gara
  • Venable Vermont


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BROADCAST: Thursday, September 22, 2016. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, September 29, 2016. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT

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