After an easy flight up to Haines, we rolled over to SEABA to check in with the crew and get settled. Stoke level was extremely high until we checked the weather. With a forecast showing heavy snow in the mountains the next few days, we had to start planning for the daily wait and see scenario. Luckily for us, SEABA just installed a new bar for the perfect hangout zone on down days and a night cap…or three.
Co-Owner of the SEABA heli ski company in Haines, Alaska, 40-year-old Scott Sundberg, was caught in an avalanche on Wednesday morning, fully buried, and injured. Sundberg was reportedly unconscious when he was initially dug out of the avalanche but quickly regained consciousness on his own. Sundberg received non-life-threatening injuries in the avalanche. “The really good part about this and a really good take-a-way is yes, they were in the backcountry. An avalanche was triggered. But there were other people on the scene. They had proper safety equipment. They were able to quickly locate the person and transport him to […]
Aaron Karitis, of Bend, Oregon, was seriously injured in an avalanche on Saturday. Karitis, a guide for SouthEast Alaska Backcountry Adventures, was leading clients when the incident occurred. After expressing stability concern in the drop zone the group moved further along a ridge line. Karitis, the only one caught in the slide, was carried over […]