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Running Wild: Barack Obama and Bear Grylls to explore Alaska

By Kate Ferguson

Published 31/08/2015

US President Barack Obama walks across the tarmac to board Air Force One before departing from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on August 31, 2015. Obama is heading for a three-day visit to Alaska. AFP PHOTO/MANDEL NGANMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
US President Barack Obama walks across the tarmac to board Air Force One before departing from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on August 31, 2015. Obama is heading for a three-day visit to Alaska. AFP PHOTO/MANDEL NGANMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

Barack Obama is to venture into the Alaskan wilderness with British adventurer Bear Grylls for a television programme, it has been announced.

The US President will team up with the survival expert to explore the impact climate change is having on the environment.

The special edition of Running Wild with Bear Grylls will be broadcast later this year, NBC said.

In a statement the television network said: "President Obama will meet with 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."

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