Let's say you're trying to get to the top of Mount Rainier in Washington State. You're walking along with your buddy across a snow bridge, and all of a sudden it collapses, plunging you into an 80-foot-deep crevasse, causing an avalanche and killing your buddy, leaving you stranded at the bottom of two sheer, ice-covered cliff faces with no climbing partner and almost no hope for survival. What do you do? If you're Jim Davidson, a bona-fide badass from Fort Collins, you rally up and climb the fuck out of there.
Tonight, Davidson -- who is also maybe the best-qualified motivational speaker in the history of motivational speakers -- appears on Animal Planet's I Shouldn't be Alive to tell his story and enter the proud echelon of folks who have defied death in absurdly dangerous situations. Seriously, I Shouldn't be Alive is one of the most harrowing situation-reenactment shows out there.
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It won't be the first time Colorado folks have been featured on the show, either. Just to give you an idea of how insane some of these situations get, here's a promo for the story of Justin Kirbride, who crashed a plane into a remote area of the Colorado mountains. He finally managed to get a signal on his cell phone and get rescued, but then the rescue helicopter crashed:
And that's not even that intense an episode -- Davidson's will be way worse. That episode, "Killer Crevasse," premiers tonight on Animal Planet at 8 p.m. RMT and then again at 10 p.m.