Ultimate Survival Dilemma

On this week’s episode of Ultimate Survival Alaska, day 28 of the group’s journey, the men are facing one of their most difficult legs yet –navigating The Prince William Sound. Leg 7 of their trip; it’s pouring down rain and winter is finally unfolding. To navigate the mine field of ice, the men have been supplied with native vessels: an umiak and two bidarkas. Ultimate Survival Alaska; Episode 107; NGCUS Ep code: 9503; NGCI IBMS Code: 041423

Matt makes a bold move and selects the single kayak, one of the bidarkas, and his father and friend Tyler join him in the other bidarka. The Bidarka is a smaller vessel which lacks the stability and ease of control of the umiak. With the 3 men, Marty, Matt, and Tyler not very far along on the journey, Marty’s worst nightmare is about to unfold.

Fighting turbulent glaciers, currents, and incomprehensible hunger, the group faces one of its most challenging decisions they have yet encountered.


Find out if everyone makes it to the extraction point
this week on Ultimate Survival Alaska: Desperate Measures SUN JUN 30 9PM ET

Here’s a sneak peak at leg 7 for the umiak group.

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  1. Mike Christine
    Pensacola, Fl.
    July 2, 2013, 11:38 am

    I enjoy the show and try to catch all the episodes. The last I saw involved the man loosiing sight of his son in another kyak. First of all how can they loose sight of each other when there are just the 2 canoes. Second when in this type of situation the first plan is to STAY TOGETHER. I would have expected this from these men of experience. And thirdly finding the 2 water bottles on top of a small piece of ice in the middle of all that water. SO much for reality TV. If you have to do that to hype up the drama of an already planned episode then just call it a regular we write the script TV show. I hope you don’t think we are that gullible

  2. Michael Nichols
    Spooner, WI.
    July 7, 2013, 12:05 pm

    I agree with MC on water bottles….no explanation. Also when team in umiak kill the duck and all the talk about needed energy….they skin it rather than plucking and singeing the feathers thereby saving the fat rich skin and not wasting it.

  3. Anthony Wilson
    July 7, 2013, 1:25 pm

    Mike, they never discussed how the water bottles ended up on the floating ice. I know it’s TV, but to show the bottles floating and not show where Matt was until the end was awkward. if anyone saw that part, you know they asked the same question.