4

Fort Collins badass Jim Davidson to appear on I Shouldn't be Alive tonight

^
Keep Westword Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

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.

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.

Follow us on Twitter!

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.

 

Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.