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The Adirondacks, all of Upstate New York and Eastern Ontario, Canada are home to some of the world’s most spectacular outdoor adventures and natural resources. WPBS-TV, the PBS station serving Northern New York and Eastern Ontario, Canada, has announced the premiere of Xpedition Outdoors, a pilot episode for a new series,
hosted by local outdoor enthusiast Chris LaShomb, highlighting nature’s most unique and high energy adventures from around the region. Viewers will also have an opportunity to enter to win a spot as a guest-host on a future episode in The TV Casting Contest.

The pilot episode was shot at Ausable Chasm near Northern New York’s Lake Champlain in the Adirondacks; beginning with our host on a ‘short’ 30-foot rappel and 150-foot tyrolean traverse (cable traverse) and finishing with an 80-foot rappel and then a 200-foot traverse that is 130 feet above the Ausable River. It will
premiere on WPBS-TV at 7:30pm on January 22, at 9:00am on January 26, and at 10:30pm on January 31. The pilot will also be available for streaming at

The series is being shot in high definition and includes unique POV (Point of View) shots using cameras mounted to helmets or bodies to give the audience an exceptional appreciation for the adventure at hand.

The TV Casting Contest will discover individuals interested in participating in the production of an outdoor action adventure television show. Xpedition Outdoors. The TV Casting Contest winners will receive a guest spot on a future episode. Entrants must submit a video before March 31, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time.
Entries will be judged by WPBS-TV between April 1, 2013 and April 30, 2013. Selected videos will then posted on the following but platforms not limited to, the WPBS-TV website, social media sites and the television stations operated by WPBS-TV for public viewing and voting. Eligibility, How to Enter and Guidelines will be posted at and on the official WPBS-TV Facebook page.

Possible Future Outdoor Action Adventures

  • White water rafting
  • Island camping in Saranac Lake
  • Cliff jumping
  • Rock-climbing/ Rockwall courses
  • 1000 Islands/ castles
  • Parasailing
  • Mountain climbing
  • Zip lining
  • Wetlands/ preserves
  • Rappelling
  • Canoe/ kayak
  • Wildlife adventures
  • Niagara Falls

WPBS-TV is a not-for-profit PBS station serving approximately 650,000 households throughout Northern New York and Eastern Ontario, Canada. WPBS-TV’s mission is to educate, entertain and inform in order to enhance the lives of those it serves.

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