If you thought celebrities like Channing Tatum, Kate Winslet, Kate Hudson, Zac Efron, Ben Stiller, Michelle Rodriguez were special visitors to Bear Grylls’ show, then this visitor will knock your socks off!
The President of the United States of America, Barack Obama is all set to join British adventurer Bear Grylls on an Alaskan Wilderness episode of his long running survivalist show on Discovery Channel, ‘Running Wild with Bear Grylls.’ This special episode is an effort on the part of the US president to highlight environmental challenges and the impact of climate change on the environment in Alaska.
Venturing into the Alaskan wilderness is no joke and that is why Obama will join the hardy adventurer and television presenter to receive a three-day crash course in survival techniques. The setting will be as harsh as it gets and the journey will be an adventure like no other as both Grylls and Obama trek through wild Alaska.
According to a statement from NBC, “President Obama will meet with Bear Grylls while visiting Alaska to observe the effects of climate change on the area. The two will then come together in the Alaskan wilderness. President Obama will become the first US president to receive a crash course in survival techniques from Bear Grylls. The visit will be taped and aired on NBC later this year.”
The episode is set to coincide with Obama’s visit to the Arctic Circle, the first President in office to do so. During his visit, he will rename North America’s highest peak from Mount McKinley (named after President William McKinley in 1917) to its native name ‘Denali’ (it means “great one” in Koyukon).
Earlier, in a weekly address to the citizens, Obama had said, “Think about that. If another country threatened to wipe out an American town we would do everything in our power to protect ourselves. Climate change poses the same threat right now.” This US President special edition of the show will be broadcast sometime later this year. Don’t miss this one and only chance to see Obama roughing it in the wild with Grylls!