Realizing the reality of TV cameras — Surviving Alaska is easy, compared to surviving the filming process

One of my very favorite programs! I enjoy the journeys vicariously.

Alaskans

The Mouth of The Kenai

Editor’s note: This is part two of a two-part story about a Soldotna mountaineer’s adventures in TV land. Part One can be found in the Jan. 28 Redoubt Reporter.

Photos courtesy of National Geographic Channel. Skyview High School grad Tyler Johnson is back in Season Three of “Ultimate Survival Alaska” on the National Geographic Channel. Photos courtesy of National Geographic Channel. Skyview High School grad Tyler Johnson is back in Season Three of “Ultimate Survival Alaska” on the National Geographic Channel.

By Jenny Neyman

Redoubt Reporter

Of the “Ultimate Survival Alaska” TV show, Soldotna’s Tyler Johnson had the first two words licked. Ultimate survival is supposedly the hardest part of the National Geographic Channel show, in which teams of outdoorsmen navigate through the wilds of the Alaska backcountry, crossing glaciers, fording rivers, climbing mountains and conquering whatever other obstacles lie in their path with just the gear on their backs.

The 38-year-old has been “surviving” the backcountry of Alaska since he was a kid, starting out hiking in the Chugach Mountains of the Kenai Peninsula; graduating…

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