Bering Sea Gold: Under the Ice

The winters are brutal in Nome, Alaska, a frontier town in a world where few curiosities remain. There’s a new kind of gold rush going on here, and it’s unlike any other.

Premiering Tuesday, November 6 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery Channel, the new five-part series Bering Sea Gold: Under the Ice follows daring gold miners who set their sights on gold far beneath 1.2-metres of solid ice on the Bering Sea floor. Fierce conditions won’t deter these gold-hungry men and woman, and after cutting through the ice to reach the black sea waters below, the adventure begins.

Only an omnipresent fear of death and the physiological and psychological effects of cold water diving under solid ice – including hypothermia, hypoxia, hypercapnia, vertigo, and frostbite – separate these miners from their fortunes…and from peril. Continue reading »