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A Frigid Bootcamp for Scientists

Short | 02:30

To prepare for an 90-mile, 8-week research trip across Alaska, apprentices in Juneau's Icefield Research Program must first learn how to survive in the wild.


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For centuries, thousands of adventurers have answered Alaska's "call of the wild," seeking thrills and fortunes in a state rife with postcard-perfect beauty... and lethal dangers. Take flight across ancient glaciers, rugged mountain ranges, primeval forests, and pristine waterways. Then discover how the state's unique charm has attracted bold visitors, from Russian fur traders to a young survivalist on a one-way trip "into the wild" to the thousands of dog sledders facing off in the "Last Great Race on Earth!"

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