This is an Ice Field in the Chugach Mts. It is a one way strip because of the steepness of the ice. When my tires hit the ice I am under full power. “Going Around” (pilot-talk for canceling a landing and circling back for another try) is laughable on a spot like this. Notice that while the client climbs into the back seat, the airplane slides sideways down-hill. I know it does not look like much, but when you are standing / parked on a sheet of slanted ice … it gets your attention. If the plane ever started sliding, and gained any momentum, it would only accelerate as the glacier gets steeper just downhill. The de-celeration would come quickly about 4000′ down glacier… in a boulder patch.
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