President Obama hikes the Alaskan wilderness and runs wild with Bear Grylls

By September 1, 2015Hike
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Today President Obama will get in touch with nature as he takes to the woods with adventurer Bear Grylls. Grylls is a TV outdoorsman that stars in NBC’s Running Wild with Bear Grylls, and the president will join him in trekking through the Alaskan wilderness in an effort to highlight the effects of climate change in that area. The episode, to be taped, will air on NBC later this year.

Grylls has confirmed that the adventurer’s usually madcap exploits will be scaled down to “interesting,” in the words of White House press secretary Josh Earnest.

Read more from the Washington Post here.