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#1 2022-09-02 13:41:45

Mars_B4_Moon
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Is an Alaskan expedition too dangerous as a Wild Frontier Territory?

It is amazing at how some geology of Alaska is like Mars. Cold and high altitude Denali aka Mount McKinley is the highest mountain peak in North America, Saint Elias Mountains a subgroup of the Pacific Coast Ranges, Wrangell Mountains are a high mountain range of eastern Alaska in the United States.

'Alaskan permafrost analogs of Martian small valley'
https://ntrs.nasa.gov/citations/20040060043

2008 article
'How Mars and Alaska Are Alike'
https://www.space.com/5627-mars-alaska-alike.html

However I was shocked to see missing people reports
how many go missing in Alaska,

'Alaska fatal crashes'
https://planecrashmap.com/list/ak/

'In any given year, 500-2000 people go missing in Alaska, never to be seen again'
https://www.legendsofamerica.com/alaska-triangle/

More Than 2000 People Disappear Every Year In Alaska
https://robinbarefield76.medium.com/mis … 51b8f27b73

Since authorities began keeping records in 1988, 60,700 people have been reported missing in Alaska. That’s five people reported missing every year per 1000 residents. Each year, an average of 2,250 people disappear in Alaska, twice the national average. Some of these people are found alive and well, and the remains of others are found, but many disappear without a trace.

The weather and plant maps of Alaska offer a number of climate descriptions and hardiness zones, it can can from sub Polar Oceanic, Wet and Cold or Dry Summer Sub Arctic, Sub Arctic Tundra and have huge swings in average minimum temperatures. People living off the grid might be unprepared to hunt and farm knowing the terrain, animals or the planets resistance to cold, or "cold-hardiness", and is generally measured by the lowest temperature a plant can withstand. Maybe the mix of weather systems makes it more chaotic, is it the raw landscape the untouched wilderness or cold that makes Alaska more dangerous than going missing in the Brazil jungles, the Deserts of the world or the Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil's Triangle part of the North Atlantic Ocean where a number of aircraft and ships are said to have disappeared under mysterious circumstances. The idea of the Bermuda area as uniquely prone to disappearances arose in the mid-20th century, but most reputable sources dismiss the idea that there is any mystery. The South Pole Antarctica is dangerous but perhaps people are better trained or they have become better at surviving and doing difficult science there, maybe people are too casual about Alaska and also no big creature will eat you at the South Pole, in Alaska thinking you are in the comfort of home you forget nature is trying to kill you and you  have the Grizzly, Wolf and Polar Bears. Maybe in Alaska people make mistakes, maybe some go outside and twist an ankle or get a flu and get sick or maybe people move there for adventure and go totally unprepared, you would think with our modern age of phones and rescue flares and satellites people would figure out how not to 'vanish'.

Do Polar Bears Attack Humans | Do Polar Bears Eat People?
https://polarbearfacts.net/do-polar-bea … ck-humans/
On December 8, 1990 a polar bear attacked 28-year-old Carl Stalker who was walking with her girlfriend in Point Lay, Alaska. The bear killed Carl and started eating him. Authorities killed the bear immediately at the same place where the Carl died.
2.) On July 9, 1999 a male polar bear attacked two people on the Hudson Bay camp but fortunately both of them survived with major injuries. One of the adult females Hattie Amitnak (age 64) attempted to distract the animal and the bear charged for her. However she escaped. Hattie was later awarded with the posthumous medal for her bravery.
3.) In the year 2010 a polar bear attacked one of the explorers at his camp in Svalbard, Norway. The arctic’s apex predator pulled the 22-year-old Sebastian Nilssen from his camp and dragged him 130 feet along the ice. The other camper Fjeld shot the bear and the Nilssen’s life was saved. He suffered major injuries on his chest and head.

Last edited by Mars_B4_Moon (2022-09-02 13:45:33)

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