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Attention Ultimate Survival Alaska Fans: If You Talk The Talk, Do You Want To Walk The Walk … Literally?

National Geographic Channel Announces Casting Call for Next Season of Ultimate Survival Alaska

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Imagine hiking upwards of 30 miles a day; paddling through white water rapids; crossing turbulent rivers on foot; or rappelling down (or climbing up) icy cliffs — all while carrying on your back every bit of gear you need to survive. Then imagine … it's a race … with no prize … only your pride. That's what competitors on National Geographic Channel's Ultimate Survival Alaska face each week in the epic arctic competition. And now those viewers at home who've wondered, "Hey, I think I could do that," will get their chance to prove it with an open casting call that could earn them a spot on the next season of the series.

Beginning Thursday, Feb. 6, an application for the next season will be available for download at www.natgeotv.com/survivalalaska. Only the toughest and most intrepid adventurers should apply. Applications will be reviewed by the production team for an opportunity to join the extreme expedition through the rugged Alaskan wilderness later this year.

The current season of Ultimate Survival Alaska continues Sundays through March 9 at its new time, 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Rules and Regulations
Only applications will be accepted and reviewed. All applications and a photo headshot must be submitted to [email protected] by May 1, 2014, in order to be considered. No video will be accepted. Producers will only contact those applicants with whom they wish to speak further.

About Ultimate Survival Alaska
Four teams. 2,000 miles. The ultimate wilderness. Ultimate Survival Alaska is back for a second season. Go off the grid with 12 survival experts on a 10-leg expedition in the brutal and dangerous Alaska terrain. The opponents' only goal is to make it out alive using just the gear they can carry in their packs. Dropped in the middle of the Alaskan wilderness by bush plane, they have 60 hours to make their way to the finish point for that leg of the expedition. Using raw, mountain-man ingenuity, they'll navigate through treacherous glaciated river valleys, barren ridgelines and high mountain peaks, battling hunger, hostile predators and perilous weather conditions along the way.

For more information visit www.natgeotv.com/survivalalaska.

Ultimate Survival Alaska is produced by Brian Catalina Entertainment for the National Geographic Channel. For Brian Catalina Entertainment, Brian Catalina is executive producer. For National Geographic Channel, executive producer is Robert Palumbo; senior vice president of programming and development is Alan Eyres; executive vice president of programming is Heather Moran; and president is Howard T. Owens.

National Geographic Channels

Based at the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C., the National Geographic Channels US are a joint venture between National Geographic and Fox Networks. The Channels contribute to the National Geographic Society's commitment to exploration, conservation and education with smart, innovative programming and profits that directly support its mission. Launched in January 2001, National Geographic Channel (NGC) celebrated its fifth anniversary with the debut of NGC HD. In 2010, the wildlife and natural history cable channel Nat Geo WILD was launched, and in 2011, the Spanish-language network Nat Geo Mundo was unveiled. The Channels have carriage with all of the nation's major cable, telco and satellite television providers, with NGC currently available in over 85 million U.S. homes. Globally, National Geographic Channel is available in more than 440 million homes in 171 countries and 45 languages. For more information, visit www.natgeotv.com.

SOURCE National Geographic Channel

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