Someone at The Discovery Channel got the bright idea to do a "Winter Wilderness Challenge". Get some ordinary people, drop them into the back country (my back yard. Not really mine, but it's outside my back door) and have them race: ice climbing, cross country skiing, dogsled racing, and canoeing. Sounds like a good idea? Not! Alaska is okay for goofing off to some degree in the summer, but it's serious business in the winter unless you really know what you're doing. I think they got the dogsled racing part done okay. Then they had planned to do the ice climbing on the glacier a couple of miles up the road. They got 30"+ of snow the night before. So they climbed some ice at the side of the road. The next section was to be a 25 mile cross country ski race to where they would camp overnight, and then do the canoe race. The temp dropped to -15F. They got helicoptered out at the 20 mile mark. The local guides not only dressed up and acted as stand-ins for the "competitors". The cameramen couldn't hack it, so the locals took care of that, too. I guess this place is just a little too real for TV.