Colony Glacier: A Race Against Time
Colony Glacier, AK – Operation Colony Glacier is underway, an annual mission conducted with joint forces to find and remove remnants and debris from a military plane crash 66 years ago. The plane and its occupants were thought to have vanished until 2012, when pieces were spotted from the window of a National Guard aircraft.
The air is crisp and the ride is shaky, but the determination on Captain Victoria Martinez’s face, is unwavering.
Captain Martinez is the first woman to be level 2 mountaineer certified – a challenge she took all to help reunite families with their loved ones lost over 60 years ago.
Now, she spends her June crawling on hands and knees, finding remnants of a C-124 that crashed into Mount Gannet in 1952.tandersondell