27 October 2006
10 November 2006
The Moab Desert in Utah is one of the top extreme sports destinations in the United States, with more than a million visitors each year. But sweltering temperatures and deadly predators can make it very dangerous. Bear is dropped into the desert to demonstrate how a lost hiker can make it back to civilization, with merely a bottle of water, a knife and a flint. On his journey, he travels down a maze of narrow canyons, stumbles upon rattlesnakes, and escapes quicksand, showing viewers how to survive in one of the harshest environments on the planet.
17 November 2006
Each year, 500,000 Americans visit Costa Rica to explore some of the world's most amazing and environmentally significant wilderness preserves. Last year alone, more than 50 visitors had to be rescued by the Red Cross. Bear sets out on an incredible jungle adventure as he parachutes into the rain forest of Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula to demonstrate how someone lost in the jungle can make it out alive. His journey takes him up 100-foot trees and down waterfalls that descend more than 120 feet. He encounters snakes, mosquitoes and dangerous river currents, while searching for food and water and setting up camp.
24 November 2006
Thousands of skiers, snowboarders and mountain climbers visit Alaska each year in search of virgin snow, and hundreds of people end up lost in the wilderness. Armed with only a bottle of water, a knife and a flint, Bear's challenge is to make it to the coast from where he hopes to find signs of civilization. During his journey, he travels down extreme mountain slopes, over glaciers and through bear-infested forests, and navigates a small boat through treacherous ice floes. Bear shows viewers what it takes to survive in one of the coldest environments on earth.
1 December 2006
The Big Island of Hawaii is home to the world's most active volcano, Mount Kilauea. Since 1992, it has been in a state of constant eruption, spitting out clouds of poisonous sulphuric gases from the soil. Here, the landscape is denuded of plant life, devoid of water and few animals are ever seen. Beneath the unstable surface lies a river of molten rock boiling at temperatures above 2,000 degrees F. Surrounding this volcanic landscape is a dense rain forest, which offers environmental relief but features dangers of its own. To highlight the skills necessary to survive, Bear abseils from a helicopter into this treacherous expanse and demonstrates how to create a gas mask, escape from a moving lava flow, find water in a lava tube and get honey from a bee's nest.
8 December 2006
Every year, 4 million hikers and climbers are drawn to the majestic Sierra Nevada, one of the greatest mountain ranges in the country. With more than 400 miles of terrain and mountain peaks reaching 14,000-plus-feet high, the Sierras are breathtaking. But this spectacular wilderness is deceptively dangerous; hundreds of people become stranded there each year. One wrong turn can turn into a struggle to stay alive. Bear shows viewers how to survive in the Sierra's three major mountainous regions: alpine, woodlands and chaparral. He parachutes into an alpine lake, free-climbs down steep cliffs, and rafts down white-water rapids. Utilizing his knowledge of American Indian survival techniques, Bear builds shelters, calms wild horses, and finds food.
15 December 2006
More than 100,000 Americans visit Kenya each year in search of a safari. But what they don't know about life in the wild can kill them. Bear surveys the Kenyan landscape from a hot air balloon, then he parachutes down onto the arid plain. Upon hitting the ground, Bear is immediately surrounded by dangerous animals, including rhinoceros, lions, leopards, elephants, and buffalo. Traveling across the African plains, Bear demonstrates how to navigate by the stars, track a lion kill, cross crocodile and hippo-filled rivers and drink the water squeezed from elephant dung!
22 December 2006
Every year, 120 million people ski and climb the 80,000 square miles of the Alps, Europe's greatest mountain range. Unfortunately, every year hundreds of people die enjoying this beautiful wilderness because they're unable to survive the potentially fatal conditions at heights sometimes reaching 15,000 feet. Armed with a knife, a water bottle, a cup and a flint, Bear parachutes into the Alps to demonstrate vital survival skills. From a radical new technique to save lives in crevasse zones to building a snow shelter and showing viewers how to escape from a fall into a frozen lake, Bear puts his own skills to the test in this ultimate survival challenge.
29 December 2006
When people fantasize about being stranded on a desert island, they never realize how inhospitable that climate can be. The feelings of isolation, vulnerability and hunger soon kick in, making it essential to know how to survive. Equipped with just a handful of supplies, Bear parachutes to one of Hawaii's 130 uninhabited surrounding islands, evading toxic coral, highly poisonous jellyfish and sharks as he swims to shore. Bear demonstrates how to survive as he spears fish, collects rainwater, builds a shelter, and plans his escape from one of humankind's most dangerous destinations.
Season 2, Episode 1: Everglades15 June 2007
This premiere episode finds host Bear Grylls stranded in the swamps of the Florida Everglades, where each year at least 60 tourists need to be rescued. With more than a million alligators, thousands of snakes and even black bears roaming these waterlogged lands, the area has more than its share of hazards. Bear demonstrates how to keep alligators at bay, deal with vicious razor-sharp grass and find stomach-churning food that will keep you alive if you find yourself stranded in this beautiful but dangerous destination.
Season 2, Episode 2: Iceland22 June 2007
While hundreds of thousands of tourists visit Iceland every year to witness freezing glaciers, steaming geothermal areas and huge black sand deserts, more than a thousand visitors find themselves requiring a rescue. Adventurer Bear Grylls demonstrates how to make a snow cave, find water in deep tunnels and avoid frostbite in this Arctic environment. Because finding food is a problem in this climate, Bear is forced to eat a sheep's eyeball and catch a ptarmigan (a wild bird). He also has to deal with blizzards and 50 mph winds as he attempts to reach safety.
Season 2, Episode 3: Mexico29 June 2007
Three hundred miles south of the U.S. border, half a million people visit Mexico's Copper Canyon every year -- and over a hundred find themselves in need of rescue. Four times larger and a thousand feet deeper than the Grand Canyon, starvation and dehydration are big threats for anyone who gets stranded here. With only a water bottle, a flint and a knife, host Bear Grylls demonstrates how to build a simple compass and climb sheer cliffs safely. For shelter, he uses ancient caves and makes fire with a traditional "fire saw." Bear also offers important techniques for finding scorpions or grubs and fishing without a rod or line.
6 July 2007
More than 5 million visitors come to Australia's outback every year -- but hundreds need rescuing in this land of extreme heat, snake bites and cyclones. Host Bear Grylls travels to Australia's Kimberley region, roughly the size of California and a mixture of huge scrub deserts, dry riverbeds and red sandstone cliffs full of deep gorges. Bear puts himself in the position of a lost tourist to demonstrate how to prevent sunstroke, find bush tucker...and explain why drinking your own urine could save your life. He also identifies what you can eat in the outback, including a crucifix spider. During his journey, Bear builds a shelter in the middle of a lightning storm and confronts Australia's deadly saltwater crocodiles.
Season 2, Episode 5: Ecuador13 July 2007
Ecuador is home to the world's longest mountain range and the world's biggest and most impenetrable jungle, the Amazon. Last year, more than a million people came to experience this vast wilderness -- and 55 got lost in the country's mountains, jungles or waterways and needed to be rescued. In this episode, host Bear Grylls paraglides onto the edge of the Andes and follows rivers into the jungle -- bringing him face to face with huge colonies of spear-nosed bats, giant weevil grubs (larvae) and vicious piranhas. Bear builds a bamboo bridge and a bow and arrow to successfully catch fish, but it doesn't always go his way -- he's forced to ride the rapids of the Amazon on a single tree trunk.
Season 2, Episode 6: Scotland20 July 2007
In Scotland's Cairngorm National Park, tourists come to walk in the glens or climb the mountains, but few realize the park is classified as an Arctic landscape -- and an average of 30 tourists die here every year. Host Bear Grylls shows how to navigate the region using ice formations and moss growth, and tests snow slopes for avalanche potential. He uses moss to purify water and skins a red deer for shelter. For food, he traps and cooks a rabbit. Bear crosses deep marshes that can swallow a man and uses fallen trees to cross ravines.
Season 2, Episode 7: Sahara9 November 2007
In the sun-scorched Sahara Desert, Grylls uses survival tactics of the indigenous people, including eating a scorpion and a sandfish. He also explains how to escape from quicksand.
17 November 2007
Bear befriend a group of nomads in the Moroccan Sahara and shares some of the secrets of these masters of desert survival. As a going away gift he receives a goat skin water bottle made from a goat he helped skin.
Season 2, Episode 9: Panama23 November 2007
Lost in the Panamanian rain forest Bear finds his bearings and navigates to his prearranged helicopter pick up point. Along the way he turns geological obstacles to his advantage and points out unexpected dangers and benefits. Then Bear demonstrates the difficulty of navigating a mangrove swamp.
Season 2, Episode 10: Jungle30 November 2007
Bear joins a group of natives in a blow gun hunt in the Panamanian rain forest and manages to bag an iguana himself. Then, as he climbs into the mountains, he demonstrates some beneficial plants and a fishing technique.
14 December 2007
Bear traverses a glacier in the Andes exploring the hidden dangerous and gets naked to warm up. The he parachutes into the extremely dry but still cold Patagonian Steppe for some rock climbing and puma tracking
Season 2, Episode 12: Patagonia7 December 2007
On a glacier in Patagonia Bear reveals some of the hidden dangers that make arctic survival so difficult and demonstrates how to build a snow cave to weather storms and frigid nights.
Season 2, Episode 13: Bear Eats21 December 2007
Bear finds the most disgusting bad-tasting things in the world to eat to stay alive.
Season 3, Episode 1: Zambia2 May 2008
Bear hazards the treacherous rapids and terrain surrounding the Zambezi river not wanting to risk still water for fear of crocodiles. But the bush contains it's own dangers.
Season 3, Episode 2: Namibia9 May 2008
Bear is dropped off the Skeleton Coast in Namibia. After a day and night on the beach he heads inland across 60 miles of desert in a search for water. Meeting up with a group of San Bushmen he hunts porcupine.
16 May 2008
Bear traverses a swamp and jungle in the Sumatra rain forest. Naturally he chose the rainy season but he finally manages to find some good eating.
Season 3, Episode 4: Castaway23 May 2008
Bear explores a tiny deserted island near Sumatra. Despite the idyllic appearance, Bear struggles to find food and especially water. Unable to find adequate water, he builds a raft to escape.
Season 3, Episode 5: Siberia30 May 2008
Dropped in the wilderness, Bear searches for the Trans-Siberian Railroad in the bitter cold of Siberia.
6 June 2008
Bear is air lifted into the treacherous Sanyan mountains in Siberia. Bear meets the Tuvans; yak herder descended from Genghis Khan who have lived there for 20,000 years, and learns some survival techniques from these cold climate experts.
Season 4, Episode 1: Belize12 January 2008
Despite his warnings about safety Bear takes some questionable risks in the Belize rain forest. He swings on a vine over a gorge, crosses a narrow log bridge above raging river rapids near a convergence of waterfalls and confronts a boa constrictor. But Bear finally builds a raft that doesn't sink.
Season 4, Episode 2: Yukon19 January 2009
Dropped on a mountain plateau, Bear descends to a glacier then squeezes through an ice cave to escape. Unable to handle frigid river rapids he comes upon an abandoned mine and attempts to use it as a short cut though the mountains.
Season 4, Episode 3: Oregon26 January 2009
Only Bear would pole vault down a rocky cliff and over river rapids. But he takes time later on for a dip in the ice cold water of the Snake River and a frozen lake.
2 February 2009
Bear builds his most ambitions raft yet to ride across 5 miles of open ocean. Then he attempts some overly ambitious climbs and meets some not to friendly critters; a giant centipede and a tarantula.
Season 4, Episode 5: Turkey9 February 2009
Parachuting into the mountains of Turkey, Bear doesn't like the looks of his landing site so he decides to risk drowning in a lake instead. He builds another of his rafts that is more submarine than boat and a rope ladder that is too short for the job. Then it's time to look for food and water.
Season 4, Episode 6: Romania16 February 2009
Bear is a bit shaken by an encounter with a brown bear in the Carpathian Mountains. So he constructs an alarm system to warn him should a bear wander into his camp while he sleeps. After that even an underwater swim through a cave tunnel doesn't phase him.
6 August 2008
In Baja Bear tries his hand at snare hunting. But what will he do when he catches a skunk. The bees and rattlesnakes aren't too friendly either.
2 June 2009
Will Farrell suffers along with Bear in the bitter cold of the arctic and participates in Bear's crazy dangerous time saving methods and exotic cuisine.
12 August 2009
Bear hunts and kills a reindeer in the Arctic. But before he can eat any of it, it turns into more of a liability than a salvation. And he can't seem to stay out of the ice cold water.
Season 4, Episode 10: Alabama19 August 2009
In Alabama Bear rides river rapids in yet another sinking raft. But it's the wild pig he snares that is almost more than he can handle. Then it off to the swamp where Bear get stuck in the mud before facing a forest fire.
17 September 2008
Season 4, Episode 12: Texas2 September 2009
Bear finds an oasis in the Chihuahuan Desert but not before a near death experience crossing a gorge on a single rope bridge secured only by a make-shift grappling hook. Then it's on to the Rio Grande River if he can make it down a rock face.
16 September 2009
23 September 2009
Bear introduces his crew including his courageous cameraman who follows him everywhere. Bear also describes some of the unexpected challenges he encountered.
6 January 2010
Bear demonstrates island survival but still decides to head to sea on a makeshift raft after gathering supplies. He ends up island hopping until he finds an inhabited island.
Season 5, Episode 2: China13 January 2010
Bear does all his usual acrobatics while suffering through Typhon Parma in China including swinging on a vine, monkey climbing over a gorge and cliff diving.
20 January 2010
Bear para-glides into the Montana Rockies. After risking his life climbing down a water fall on a rotten old log and rope ladder that is a bit too short he tries to cross a lake on a holey canoe using a make shift kite and manages to make it part way. Surviving these exploits he finds an unstable rock wall to climb, a collapsing mine to explore and a chasm to jump over. Then it gets really dangerous before getting absolutely crazy.
Season 5, Episode 4: Guatemala27 January 2010
Bear drops in on a volcano in Guatemala. He wisely decides to vacate the area but his route out is just as dangerous.
3 February 2010
In a simulated urban disaster, Bear navigates abandoned buildings, roof tops and sewers and finds it as hard to find clean drinking water as in the desert.
10 February 2010
Survival takes a look behind the scenes and introduces the experts that keep Bear alive and make the show possible. In conjunction with clips of past highlights the crew explains the challenges and surprises they encountered.
17 February 2010
In the North African Sahara, Bear gets creative finding water. He treks to the coast, catches an octopus, makes shelter with acacia trees, and eats a stomach-turning bug burger breakfast of locusts and moths.
6 June 2010
Bear's all man and to prove the point we have selected 25 of his most masculine moments, from wild leaps into the unknown to improvised insect feasts.
11 August 2010
Bear gets dropped off shore in the shark infested waters of a deserted island new Papua New Guinea and wisely swims for shore. But he doesn't have the sense to stay on land and instead crosses a sand reef to another island and enjoys an all too close encounter. But that doesn't stop him from trying to catch a shark bare handed. Then Bear attempts another ill considered crossing to another island on one of his suspect rafts.
4 March 2011
Bear and his team are in Norway. Armed with the latest technology they'll be creating the harshest conditions possible while sensors monitor how Bear copes trying to survive in one of the world's most beautiful but wettest countries.
Season 6, Episode 1: Borneo1 March 2011
After being lowered from a helicopter and climbing down form the jungle canopy, Bear makes a torch to explore a cave in hopes of finding a stream. But mountain streams have waterfalls which mean more dangerous descents. Then the rain starts and the stream becomes a torrent but it's the road back to civilization.
Season 6, Episode 2: Malaysia1 March 2011
Bear sky dives from a helicopter heading for a small Malaysian island but finds it's covered with trees and very narrow beaches. So he's in for a swim. Finally on the island he build a shelter with a roof that collects rain water and a raft to take him to another island where he finds animals and a reliable water supply. There he builds a brush funnel to herd the animals to a trap he set. But with all the water around he can't resist a little spear fishing for crayfish as big as lobsters.
1 March 2011
Bear Grylls travels the world to give you the best tips and techniques so you can survive wherever you're stranded. From skin diving without a mask in the tropics, to finding water in the desert, this is the best of Bear's never before seen footage.
11 July 2011
Jake Gyllenhaal is Bear's latest guest/victim but he proves to be a willing participant in every dangerous or revolting activity Bear can dream up to challenge Jake's acrophobia. He and Bear are lowered from a helicopter into a frozen wilderness in Iceland. There, Bear lowers Jake into an ice hole, then has him explore an ice cave and investigate a rotting carcass. Back up top Jake gets to eat a worm, wade across a glacier fed river, dig out a snow shelter by hand and crawl cross a gorge on a rope. Then it's a windy ride home dangling on a rope from a rescue helicopter.
18 July 2011
After parachuting into the heart of New Zealand Bear heads for the west coast. He soon encounters a raging river hedged in by steep ravines. After slipping off one rock wall into a pool of water and electing to jump rather than fall from a second he encounters a third, even higher wall. Then there's the matter of crossing the river which he attempts twice in Bear's own precarious style. But ultimately there's no alternative to a swim in the glacier fed river.
25 July 2011
Bear traverses Iceland's glaciers where he encounters freezing ice crevasses, boiling mud pits, frigid rivers and volcanic steam vents. But there's no getting around that it's cold so Bear builds a hot tub and strips down for a soak. All warmed up it's time for a walk in the rain and a climb down a waterfall.
12 August 2011
Oops, Bear forgot his parachute and the pilot doesn't want to stop so Bear has to climb out of his DC-3 as it touches down on the Mohave Plateau in southern Utah. There he descends cliffs, unstable slopes and a maze of slot canyons. But Bear's oft sought river road proves to be his greatest challenge on this excursion.
19 August 2011
On New Zealand's North Island Bear finds no shortage of water and wildlife for food but it is by no means safe or friendly. Still, he has fun navigating waterfalls and river gorges including some cliff diving and chilly swims.
26 August 2011
9 September 2009
Bear hikes in Alaska as summer approaches and the glacial ice is unstable. He nearly falls into swollen river rapids when his log bridge collapses. Eventually he reaches the coast and tries to paddle out into the shipping lanes on an improvised raft. Of course the raft starts to since so Bear tries to jump on an iceberg hoping to snag a fishing trawler as it goes by.
1 November 2010
After jumping from a helicopter in a wing suit Bear finds himself in the Arizona dessert. There he finds the water tastes better filtered through his sock or a straw stuffed with grass or charcoal. Cruising across the desert in a make-shift sail cart (until he crashes of course) Bear heads for the for the mountains where he finds lots more ways to defy death with parachute cord such as a hanging bivouac and swinging from a cliff.
5 June 2009
23 February 2009
From falling into the ice of Siberia, to battling sharks to make it off a desert island in Indonesia and skinning and eating snakes in the mangroves of Panama, Bear offers you a guide to survival for the most dangerous of places.
22 September 2010
Ever wonder who films Bears leaping from helicopters, crossing crocodile infested rivers, sliding down ice falls and generally risk life and limb? In this behind the scenes look you get the chance to meet the team and see how they stay in one piece!
25 August 2010
Since Bear survived the worst his crew could do to him in the desert they're going to treat him to simulated disasters in arctic conditions including being buried by an avalanche, a blizzard, immersion in an icy lake, and sliding down a hill out of control. One of these stunts leads to injuries.
24 February 2011
Bear is in Scotland off the coast around Cape Wrath. Spotting a dead seal on the rocks, Bear fashions a wetsuit from its hide and faces a chilly swim. He has a close call with a deadly rock fall before making camp in an old, upturned boat.
20 December 2010
15 September 2010
Bear's crew does their best to kill him as they simulate some perilous situations in the Mojave Desert including a sand storm and a flash flood. Barely perturbed, Bear goes looking for some scorpions, rattlesnakes and coyotes to play with before an invigorating rock climb.
8 September 2010
Bear invites two fans of "Man vs. Wild" to join him on one of his weekly excursions.
1 September 2010
Bear is dropped off in the mountains of Georgia on a snowmobile which he soon buries in deep snow. Heading down hill he performs his customary aerobatics this time riding a zip line over a torrent. Then he builds a seaworthy canoe of reeds to ride down stream and out to sea.
3 September 2008
Dropped off the Irish coast Bear endeavors to scale the rock cliffs. That accomplished he has more trouble once he clears the cliffs. But the occasional sheep helps.
17 March 2011
Bear Grylls is dropped into a remote archipelago of islands off the coast of Borneo. From the moment he swims ashore Bear is fighting impenetrable jungle, scaling escarpments and navigating inhospitable swamps in his search for freshwater. Desperate for food Bear has no choice but to try and spear fish in the shallows at night. The struggle to survive continues as he tries to catch fish by free diving to depths of 20ft and on land Bear has to use all his skills to drive wild boar into his trap. But will he find the ultimate key to his survival a freshwater source?
11 July 2011
Bear brings along actor Jake Gyllenhaal, to test how he measures up to unpredictable and unforgiving Mother Nature. Jake will go where Bear goes and eat whatever Bear eats, if he's going to cope with some of the worst conditions known to man.
18 August 2010
Bear takes a rather uneventful walkabout in northern Australia with an occasional snake, worm or spider for a snack. Then there's the crocodiles.
10 September 2008
Bear tackles not one but three nasty environments; the Black Hills, the Bad Lands and the Great Plains.
27 August 2008
Bear bumps into alligators, snakes, catfish and a nutria or two in a Louisiana swamp. But that's OK because they're might good eating.
26 August 2009
Bear traverses the rocky terrain of Vietnam including river rapids and waterfalls while following a river in Vietnam. Along the way he stares down a cobra, feeds some leaches and pursues his least favorite animal, bats.
26 August 2011
Bear Grylls takes the viewer behind the scenes to meet the crew that follows his every step. Whether he's jumping from helicopters or eating the unimaginable, the camera is never far away from the action. Now the crew gets to tell their side of the story.
12 September 2009
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