Deep in the remote interior of Alaska, at the junction of two forceful rivers, lies a town with no roads in and no rouds out. The wolves howl in the frigid nights, reminding the 200 residents of their extreme isolation. Discovery Channel’s brave new series Yukon Men will reveal the life in Tanana, Alaska as its citizens face one of theh most brutal winters on record.
Life in Tanana is harsh. Yukon Men is the real story of survival. Temperatures reaching 60 below zero affect relationships, minds and one’s very will to survive. People struggle to find food and heat and battle life-threatening predators just to survive. Boys grow into men quickly and father-son bonding and tensions are crucial to the family’s survival. These Yukon Men must overcome obstacles and stick together to prevail. The Yukon Men and their families are brave and resourceful as they struggle to exist in one of America’s last true frontiers.
Meet the Yukon Men and their families:
STAN: Born and raised in Boston, Stan fled his troubles and tough neighborhood for the wild life of Alaska. He learned to survive on his own, which led to his unorthodox ways. But after 40 years in Alaska, he knows what it takes to live off the land and keep his family safe. His 14-dog sled team are absolutly a part of the family.
JOEY: Stan’s 21-year-old son was born and raised in Tanana. He has learned from Stan, as well as the town’s native elders. Joey’s skills far surpass his years and encouraged an independent streak, which leads to some conflict. He’s getting his own house and becoming his own man.
CHARLIE: His talents as a subsistence provider are almost legendary, as one of the best hunters and trappers in the region. He also has unmatched mechanical skills and keeps the town’s water supply running. In short, there’s almost nothing Charlie can’t do. he’s the heart of Tanana, always there to help anyone in any situation, but providing for his family always comes first.
ROBERT: Charlie’s son still has a lot to learn about surviving in Tanana. Bob is a typical kid – he likes to hang with friends and sleep late. That doesn’t always work in Tanana, especially when your father is a demanding local legend like Charlie.
JAMES: He’s a quiet, but intense man with four growing boys to feed. James makes a living by logging – girding trees to be taken in winter or the incredibly dangerous driftwood logging in the raging Yukon River.
COURTNEY: She is Tanana’s frontier woman. Courtney runs sled dogs, swings a mean hammer and serves as the town’s furrier. But even this tough woman looks for help when a desperate, a lone wolf threatens her home and daughter.
Yukon Men premiers on Discovery Channel Friday August 24 at 10PM ET/PT