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What makes Alaska the last great wilderness on earth? Why is it the best place to see the northern lights, and why are the mountains full of sea creatures? Skiing from the peak of Mt. Muir, paragliding to the top of a glacier, ice climbing into a moving ice crevasse, kayaking down a dangerous melt stream and climbing an iceberg, extreme adventurer Will Gadd takes everything that Alaska can throw at him. He discovers where the iconic Alaskan mountain ranges come from and why they look the way they do. With help from experts Professor Peter Haussler and Dr. Tom Douglas, as well as extreme skier Lel Tome, Gadd goes back hundreds of millions of years to uncover how the massive mountains — and the state itself — were formed. Deep inside a glacier he comes to grips with how these massive giants carved the landscape and looks into the future of this epic landscape illuminated by the awe-inspiring northern lights. Follow an extreme skier as she takes on Alaska's most active volcano. And for the first time, photo-real CGI shows you the hidden processes that shaped this awesome landscape.