History Survival Competition ‘Alone’ Heads To Polar Bear Country For Season Nine

History’s insanely difficult survival series Alone returns for season nine on Thursday, May 26. The new season bests all the others with a most challenging location: Labrador, Canada.

Ten contestants, two of whom hail from Idaho, will fight to survive in the stark wilderness of the Northeast shores of Labrador, Canada – a known hunting ground of the apex predator, the polar bear.

Survivalists were dropped in undisclosed, remote locations with only ten survival tools of their choice and enough camera gear to self-document their experiences.

The winner will outlast the others, as the purse is fat: A $500,000 grand prize.

Alone season nine, what we know

Teimojin Nicholas Tan, a physician from Montreal, Quebec, Pic credit: History

Season nine contestants are Jacques K. Turcotte of Juneau, Alaska, a Wilderness Expedition Guide; Teimojin Nicholas Tan, a physician from Montreal, Quebec, Treehouse builder, and alpaca shearer Adam Riley of
Fayetteville, Arkansas; outdoor professional Juan Pablo Quinonez of Pinawa, Manitoba, Canada, and Guadalajara, Mexico. Also, community leader Igor Andre YvanAntoine Limansky of Salt Lake City, Utah, wilderness expert Jessica Krebs of Pagosa Springs, Colorado, wilderness skills instructor Karie Lee Knoke of Sandpoint, Idaho, hunting guide Benjamin James Hill of Bellevue, Idaho, leatherworker Tom Garstang of Earlysville, Virginia and commercial fisherman Terry Burns of Hurricane, West Virginia and Homer, Alaska.

These survivalists will suffer rain, snow, and wind while watching out for man-eating bears and other carnivores. However, it is building ingenuity, mental strength, and adeptness with their wilderness skills that will set them apart.

They will build their shelters, forage for water and food, and overcome obstacles for that huge half-million purse.

Additional content for Alone

Also, season nine for History Channel will continue to engage audiences with two new original digital content series, The Ride Back and Shelter from the Storm (working titles).

Promised is exclusive access to never-before-seen moments through enhanced episodes on VOD and digital playlists available only on The HISTORY Channel’s official website and apps.

The Ride Back shows the “raw emotions each survivalist experienced during their journeys before deciding to tap out, from intimate camera conversations to unfiltered moments right before leaving the isolation, to heartfelt interviews and footage of their journey to home base where it all began,” according to History.

And Shelter from the Storm (wt) is content that will deep dive into contestants’ shelters, all the ins and outs of building a structure that will work in the wilderness.

For fans to connect on Twitter, use the hashtag #AloneonHistory


Alone airs on Thursday, May 26 at 9 PM ET/PT on History.

April Neale

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