- Published on Wednesday, 02 July 2014
- Written by Alaska Magazine
The Smithsonian Channel's new show, "Aerial America: Alaska," explores the Last Frontier from the air.
Now you can experience a bird's eye view of Alaska from the comfort of your living room. The Smithsonian Channel will be exploring the Last Frontier from the air in its new show "Aerial America: Alaska," premiering at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. ET/PT on Sunday, July 6.
The first hour of the program provides an aerial perspective of the snow-covered peaks in Denali National Park, and follows a team of climbers as they fly out to base camp. Viewers then pass over the top of the Alaska Range, looking down on more than 400 glaciers, including some with ice-filled canyons twice as deep as The Grand Canyon. Next, The Smithsonian's cameras travel to the Katmai Peninsula, to an area called the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, and the site of the largest volcanic eruption of last century. Following the steaming, barren moonscape, they then head to the Bering Glacier, the longest and largest in North America. The show also includes the start of the 2013 Iditarod and follows mushers and their dog teams as they travel more than 1,000 miles across Alaska from Anchorage to Nome.
Our advice: Don't miss it.