On thin ice (Alaska Real Life Adventure} by Craig Medred


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Twenty-three-year-old Alaska newcomer Nate Newland challenged the glacier gods on Sunday by venturing inside the westward migrating ice at the head of the Knik River; luckily he lived to tell about the near-death experience that followed.

His one-word summary of the adventure? “Terrifying.”

Newland and friend Luke Daniels were an estimated 150-feet into a cave at or near the face of the Knik Glacier when the ice beneath Newland gave way.