Tag archives for Alaska

Winter Comes Early on Life Below Zero

Life Below Zero returns as an early winter forces Alaskans to go head-to-head with Mother Nature to hunt, gather, and preserve their ability to survive in their corner of the Arctic as the dark, bitter cold closes in. Each day brings snow and dropping temperatures, forcing even the most seasoned bush dwellers to prepare before…

Life Below Zero Is Back–And Up Here, Summer Is All About Winter

When the Ice Melts, the Work Begins With light returning across Alaska, our seasoned bush dwellers must venture across the thawing terrain, combating waking predators and unpredictable weather, to stake their claim on the limited summer harvest. The clock is ticking and the tasks surmounting, with each day bringing them closer to winter’s icy grip.…

New Adventure Series Yukon River Run Premieres Tonight

Venture deep into the Alaskan wilderness with a group of brave adventurers who descend upon the mighty Yukon River on log rafts each year to make a living by selling wood and supplies to remote villages along the riverbank. In each episode of the new adventure series, Yukon River Run, premiering Monday, July 20, at…

Knockout Punch: 5 Things You Missed On Ultimate Survival Alaska

With just two legs to go, the pressure’s on to snag one of the few remaining wins. On leg twelve, the teams are inserted onto a steep glacier, and race to the banks of a highland lake. At the insertion flag, they find a cache of inner tubes, planks, ropes, and other supplies. This leg,…

Long Way Down: 5 Things You Missed On Ultimate Survival Alaska

Lost packs, missing shoes, bouts of the flu, disgruntled team members – the Ultimate Survival Alaska teams have battled through all types of setbacks this season. Luckily, they’ve managed to avoid serious injury. But that changed on the eleventh leg of the competition, where the teams were dropped high in the Alaska Range, tasked with descending…

Covert Ops: 5 Things You Missed On Ultimate Survival Alaska

After nine grueling legs of survival, the four teams of Ultimate Survival Alaska are headed toward the coast of Afognak Island. In the tenth stretch of the competition, the teams must reach the LZ by land or by sea. Over land, teams can climb a desolate peak or brave bear country in the lowlands, while the ocean route promises strong tidal…

Kodiak Killers: 5 Things You Missed On Ultimate Survival Alaska

In leg nine of Ultimate Survival Alaska, the hunters become the hunted, as teams face their fiercest challenge yet: Kodiak brown bears. Dropped on the coast of Kodiak Island, teams sprint for the insertion flag in the middle of an inland lake. Diving through the frigid waters, competitors swim for the flag and a cache of…

Savage Waters: 5 Things You Missed On Ultimate Survival Alaska

This week’s Ultimate Survival Alaska is as tight as can be going into leg 8, with Teams Military, Endurance and Alaskans in a three-way tie for first place. This week’s competition poses a new challenge for the teams; armed with a cache of saws, drills, ropes and logs, they must construct handmade rafts, which they’ll need to survive…

Double Trouble: 10 Things You Missed On Ultimate Survival Alaska

In this week’s Ultimate Survival Alaska doubleheader episode, the teams battle thorns and tundra to claim another win. The teams will attempt to bushwhack, packraft and horseback-ride their way to the flags, battling injuries and infighting along the way. With the competition’s halfway mark behind them, which team can maintain their momentum into the competition’s later…

Devil’s Due: 5 Things You Missed On Ultimate Survival Alaska

Five legs in, and the Ultimate Survival Alaska competitors are hanging on for dear life. On this week’s challenge, teams are inserted into a remote river valley to traverse twenty miles of thick brush and rocky terrain, descend to the shores of iceberg-filled Spencer Lake, navigate past a massive glacier and climb two thousand feet to the LZ.…