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In this competition series, contestants are flown into a remote wilderness area in Alaska and then are charged with racing to a series of checkpoints using only minimal survival gear. There is a time limit to reach each checkpoint, and those contestants who don't make it are eliminated from the competition. The series aired on National Geographic Channel between 2013 and 2015.

Sunday 9:00 PM et/pt on National Geographic
3 Seasons, 36 Episodes
May 12, 2013
Documentary & Biography
7.9/10
Cast: Tyler Johnson, Grady Powell
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  • Competitors brace for one last battle with treacherous glaciers, rivers and mountains; teams are dropped in a glacial river valley and must reach the insertion flag where to find a cache of mountain bikes.

  • With two legs to go, the pressure's on to snag one of the few remaining wins. At the insertion flag, teams must design and build handmade rafts durable enough to survive the roughest whitewater they've faced yet. Endurance is derailed after a crash leaves them struggling . The Alaskans need a win, but when their rafts flip, they must sprint to the finish. The Military team trails Endurance by one point, and can't afford to make any mistakes.

  • Eleven legs in, the competitors are starting to feel the pain as Alaska pushes them over the edge. The four teams are dropped below a steep peak high in the Alaska Range, and as they climb to find the insertion flag, the elevation takes its toll. Once they reach the flag, they find that they must descend 2,000 feet to the Triumvirate Glacier, then battle 24 miles of ice fields, frigid rivers and rugged terrain to reach the LZ at Beluga Lake.

  • In leg ten, the teams continue in the Kodiak Islands, this time, with the choice of traveling by land or sea. The Military team charges up a mountain peak and dehydration soon sets in. The Lower 48 team travels by sea kayak but a giant pod of whales threatens to sink their expedition. The Endurance team must drag a sick teammate to the LZ and the Alaskan's trip through violent rapids sends one kayaker in over his head.

  • The hunters are hunted on Kodiak island, and they have to face Kodiak bears!

  • The teams begin leg seven on remote tundra in the shadow of Mount McKinley. The area is known for being some of the most brutal, inhospitable terrain in Alaska. It's also known as the final resting place of Chris McCandless, whose tragic story of adventure and demise was made famous by the book and movie "Into the Wild." Tensions run high as one injured team member contemplates quitting the competition.

  • The teams are taken to the Tazlina River and tasked with building log rafts.

  • The teams are put into the Alaskan gold country, they charge for the insertion flag.

  • Teams ride the historic Alaskan Railroad, and are confronted with mountains, canyons, glaciers and an iceberg-filled lake.

  • On the second leg of the competition, teams are dropped near the top of a towering mountain peak and provided with skis, snowboards and climbing ropes. The mission is clear: Descend the mountain in any way possible.

  • In the second leg of the competition, teams descend 2,000 feet of snowy ridges, bush-covered slopes and spongy swamps to reach the LZ (landing zone) at Talachulitna Lake. At the insertion flag, the adventurers find a cache of dogsleds, skis, snowshoes and packrafts.

  • In the first leg of the competition, four teams compete to make it to the summit of Mount Gerdine.

  • Live through the highs and lows testing four teams of rugged outdoorsman during Season 2 of Ultimate Survival Alaska

  • It's a cutthroat battle to the top of Mt. Augustine--a 4,000' active volcano in the open ocean. The teams race across 35 mi. of grueling white water rapids and unforgiving seas as the clock runs out. Who will be crowned the Ultimate Alaskan Survivors?

  • In the last battle, the teams must race across an icy glacier, down a whitewater river and across the open ocean to the Mount Augustine volcano.

  • On the eighth leg of the expedition, the teams will battle through a gauntlet of dense alder thickets, cross the roaring waters of Coal Creek and scale a 600-foot rock fall to reach the extraction zone.

  • After nine legs, the teams are deteriorating. Luckily, the tenth leg is in the Kodiak where the 3 remaining teams will get to recharge.

  • In an effort to get ahead, the Mountaineers' hit Coal Creek first and decide to cross the risky waters. When Tyler tries to cross, the situation becomes dangerous when he gets swept away.

  • The teams cross a steep ridge to the crumbling Strandline Canyon, then trek 40 miles to the landing zone. On the way, two teams sink in quicksand, while the other team comes face-to-face with a furious river.

  • The massive glacier's deadly ascensions and descensions prove to be major challenges for all teams.

  • The teams navigate through 50 miles of turbulent rivers, and must survive a deadly stretch of whitewater rapids known as Hell's Gate.

  • The teams must endure 30 miles of snow-covered terrain through the Tordrillo Mountains to reach the landing zone on the banks of Frustration Lake.

  • Eager to pull ahead, the Endurance team takes a shortcut, quickly learning the consequences.

  • The survivalists goal this week is to reach the extraction in the fishing town of Pelican, but must navigate through the most populated area of brown bears on the earth to get there.

  • The survivalists must race across a 30-mile stretch of treacherous glacier, plunge down a 2,000-foot gully and battle 15 miles of whitewater rapids to the extraction point in Berners Bay.

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