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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.