New show pits 8 outdoorsmen vs. Alaska

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In this 2012 photo released by National Geographic Channels and Brian Catalina Entertainment, Dallas Seavey, center, shoots at a target as Tyrell Seavey, left, and Willi Prittie watch in Strandline Lake, Alaska. Dallas Seavey, who became the youngest Iditarod champion ever when he won the race in 2012, is among eight mushers or outdoor adventurers featured in the latest reality show set in Alaska. "Ultimate Survival Alaska" premieres Sunday on NatGeoTV. (AP Photo/National Geographic Channels, Stewart Volland)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The state of Alaska is a favorite location for reality television shows, but a new offering from the National Geographic Channel is taking a different bent.

"Ultimate Survival Alaska" will pit eight experienced outdoorsmen against the extreme challenges that the state can offer.

The first episode in the 10-part series premieres Sunday night. The eight outdoorsmen are dropped off in the Brooks Range, above the Arctic Circle, and have 72 hours to travel through the wilderness on foot to a pre-arranged landing zone.

There's no ultimate winner or prize money at stake. Producers say the men's survival is their only reward.

Among the participants are mountain and wilderness guides and dog mushers, including former Iditarod champion Dallas Seavey.