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Arctic Troopers Tougher In Alaska 44:56   $1.99  See Preview/Download
     Historically, keeping the peace in Alaska has been a unique challenge. After all, how do Alaska State Troopers keep the peace in a state two and half times the size of Texas? Geo will find out when he joins a team of recruits for an intense survival course at Alaska's Trooper Academy in Sitka, investigates caribou "crime" scenes with Wildlife Troopers in the Brooks Mountain Range, and helps the sergeant at the northernmost Trooper post in America to hunt for alcohol smugglers and arrest criminals in the remote arctic bush villages outside Kotzebue. Details
Dangerous Earth Tougher In Alaska 44:50   $1.99  See Preview/Download
     In addition to their other geographical challenges, Alaskans have learned to live with seismic changes. Host Geo Beach he can see three steaming volcanoes from his own backyard! Travel with Geo to the sinking native village of Newtok. Discover a glacier that is growing larger and threatening the town of Yakutat. Finally, fly into the Lake Clark National Park to install an earthquake-tracking GPS station on top of two colliding tectonic plates. Will a deadly storm strand the crew overnight on the mountain? Details
Dangerous Roads Tougher In Alaska 44:50   $1.99  See Preview/Download
     It may be the loneliest, deadliest road in Alaska, but the Haul Road is the only road connecting the oil fields of Alaska's North Slope to the rest of the state. Geo rides shotgun with one of the roads most legendary truckers in the deadliest season of all -- winter. On this 400-mile journey, he'll learn how to load pipe to survive the rough ride; plow, repair, even ice the road with state highway workers to keep it passable; and deliver the load safely to Prudhoe Bay before turning around for the long and dangerous trip back to Fairbanks. Geo will also work with a construction crew on the historic Alaska highway - the only road connecting Alaska to the Lower 48 - straightening a "hell on earth" stretch of road that was pioneered by the Army Corps of Engineers as military supply route during the Second World War. Details
Deadly Winter Tougher In Alaska 44:49   $1.99  See Preview/Download
     Alaska's second largest city, Fairbanks, is infamous for its long, dark and bitterly cold winters. Situated in the center of the state, Fairbank's winter temperatures can plunge as low as -50 degrees F. On the shortest day of the year, the sun rises around 11:00 AM and sets around 2:45 PM. That's less than four hours of daylight. How does a major city stay up and running in such an extreme environment? Geo finds out when he spends a week in the Fairbanks metro area during a winter cold snap. He joins the North Star Volunteer Fire Department and finds out how the bitter cold, homemade houses and lots of wood stoves create a situation rife for disaster. He'll go on a hunt for a roaming band of wolves plaguing the city's pet population, and get a tough taste of daily life in Fairbanks. Details
Electric Linemen Tougher In Alaska 44:50   $1.99  See Preview/Download
     What does it take to keep the power on in a state where more than half of its people live off the grid, and plunging temperatures snap even the hardiest overhead electrical wires? Geo flies out to the remote village of Kasigluk to help install power poles and string electrical wire by hand (there are no bucket trucks in the bush) and he'll dig in with the linemen of the Golden Valley Electric Association, who brave temps as low as minus 40 in Fairbanks, just to keep the lights on in the state's second largest city. Details
Extreme Isolation Tougher In Alaska 44:55   $1.99  See Preview/Download
     Alaska's southeast panhandle is cut off from the rest of the world by steep coastal mountains on one side and the stormy North Pacific Ocean on the other. Hundreds of remote communities exist on the area's numerous islands. Join host Geo Beach as he explores the region to see how people get by with almost no roads. Juneau, Alaska's capital can be reached only by air or water, and there are no telephone or power lines connecting it to the outside world--or even, the rest of the state. Geo helps blast an underground rock tunnel for a hydroelectric powerhouse that will tap a glacial lake to power Juneau, and works with flying telephone workers to install and maintain microwave repeaters on top of snowy and stormy mountains. Details
Extreme Salvaging Tougher In Alaska 44:51   $1.99  See Preview/Download
     Thousands of oceangoing vessels brave the perilous Alaskan waters each year. Host Geo Beach will join Alaska's premiere salvager, Dan Magone, as he attempts to salvage a wrecked 197-foot barge in the deadly Shelikof Strait in the middle of a severe winter storm. Geo will also explore Alaska's dramatic history of shipwrecks and ride along with elite Coast Guard helicopters on a trip to service and maintain remote navigational aid stations out at sea. Details
Frozen Freeway Tougher In Alaska 44:55   $1.99  See Preview/Download
     Take a look at how different aspects of travel in Alaska are affected by climate and terrain. Join host Geo Beach as he travels to the open tundra of western Alaska to see how life moves along the Kuskokwim River, a 724-mile lifeline for many Native Alaskan communities. Then Geo plays mailman on a giant hovercraft for a day, plows out an emergency ice road so that a needy village can get heating oil before it runs out, and goes on a search and rescue mission for any stragglers on the icy, fierce frozen river. Details
Gold Mining Tougher In Alaska 44:51   $1.99  See Preview/Download
     Since the 1870s, the promise of gold has lured men north to Alaska. With the cost of gold skyrocketing, the race is on once again and Geo joins in on the chase. He'll see how individual prospectors around the state use ingenious techniques (including a giant underwater vacuum) to get the gold out, and he'll join a team of hard rock miners in the frontier mining town of Wiseman as they blast through 250 feet of rock in the hopes of hitting the mother lode. Details
Logging Tougher In Alaska 44:50   $1.99  See Preview/Download
     Logging is a dangerous profession anywhere, but in Alaska's Southeast Panhandle, unforgiving coastal mountains and steep valleys make this work downright deadly. Geo will learn first-hand just how risky logging can be when he embeds with veteran loggers in Ketchikan, located in the heart of the Tongass National Forest, the nation's largest forest. They'll teach him how to fell giant spruce trees with a single chainsaw, "choke and chase" them with a cable-logging machine, and deliver them on teeth-chattering logging roads to the mill. And he'll join the most extreme loggers of them all - heli-loggers - who go deep into rugged stretches and steep areas where no roads can go. Details
Railroading Tougher In Alaska 44:51   $1.99  See Preview/Download
     In Alaska, human survival has historically depended on the railroad and this still holds true today. Join host Geo Beach as he hops on the legendary Alaska Railroad and travels 450 miles through some of the most perilous terrain on the planet. He'll load coal at the Usibelli mine, join the rail gang in Denali, and visit the spooky, isolated end-of-the-line town of Whittier--all of this to find out what it takes to keep the railroad on track in order to supply Alaskans with what they need to survive. Details
Salmon Fishing Tougher In Alaska 44:50   $1.99  See Preview/Download
     Each summer in late June, more than 2,000 fishing vessels converge on Alaska's Bristol Bay to await one of the greatest natural spectacles of the north: the annual run of millions of sockeye salmon to their spawning grounds. Bristol Bay is the most productive commercial salmon fishery in the world with an average annual catch of ten million fish valued at $20 million dollars. What follows the fish during the short, three-week run is an altogether man-made spectacle of the highest order: thousands of highly competitive fishermen doing serious battle with one another in their specialized, high-performance boats. Geo will be on deck with two crews as they navigate the bay looking for the mother lode. It's all about getting the fish in the nets. But staying up all night, avoiding collisions with other boats, and keeping the peace with the State Troopers who patrol the crowded fishery by land, sea, and sky just makes it more interesting. Details
Wild Waste Tougher In Alaska 44:56   $1.99  See Preview/Download
     Getting rid of waste is a problem in Alaska. In cities such as Fairbanks, only 20% of residents are connected to a main sewage system and native villages have long relied on the "honey bucket" to dispose of sewage. Join host Geo Beach as he goes to Ketchikan, the black bear capital of the world, where he races to collect trash before the bears can get to it. Then, he teams up with a remote maintenance worker who is the sole plumber, electrician and carpenter to nearly a dozen villages in the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta, an area the size of Washington State. Finally he'll head to Fairbanks and make house calls to help thaw frozen septic pipes and tanks so that it can be a free-flowing city once again. Details

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