Mixed feelings about reality TV fame

"They’re picking me to be the hard-ass," he says.
Like any number of reality TV "villains" who have come before him, longtime Alaska adventurer James Sweeney has something of a love-hate relationship with the way he's portrayed on National Geographic's Alaska-based reality show. "They’re picking me to be the hard-ass," he says to Alaska Dispatch News.

Sweeney, a 58-year-old mountaineer and writer who lives in the Turnagain Arm community of Hope, says he’s OK, for the most part, with how he’s being portrayed on the show. But he says he’s no bull