Bears, Glaciers: Show Pits Man Against Alaska

Photo Credit: APDallas Seavey knows what it’s like to mush across the wilds of Alaska. Now it remains to be seen how he survives being dropped off in the middle of that wilderness and navigates his way out without the help of a dog team.

Seavey, 26, who became the youngest Iditarod champion ever when he won the 1,000-mile sled dog race across Alaska last year, is among eight mushers or outdoor adventurers featured in the latest reality show set in Alaska.

“Ultimate Survival Alaska” premieres Sunday (10 p.m. EST) on the National Geographic Channel.

“We took eight of the toughest outdoorsmen in Alaska and actually did something that was true to the nature of National Geographic,” Seavey said. “Anybody who appreciates the outdoors is going to enjoy the show.”

In each episode, the eight participants are taken by plane or helicopter to a different part of Alaska. They must find their way to a pre-arranged landing zone within three days, fighting the harshest elements the state puts in their way, from bears, mountains and raging rivers to guiding their way along a glacier. Spoiler alert: It’s not easy.

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