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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.