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EPISODE GUIDE

EPISODE 1: SNOW

In this high octane, no holds barred episode, extreme survival expert Bear Grylls goes to Canada's snow-covered Pacific Coast mountain range to explore incredible real life survival stories in this hostile, unforgiving terrain. Bear throws himself into mini-avalanches, jumps into freezing cold rivers and leaps from a cliff ledge into a tree top as he retraces the steps of three remarkable men — Sébastien Boucher, Eric LeMarque and Charles Horton — who all found themselves in the ultimate battle for survival. They faced freezing temperatures, life threatening injuries, severe dehydration and extreme exhaustion but showed courage, ingenuity and sheer determination to escape from hell. Premiered November 11, 2013

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Bear Grylls Warms Up With Pee | Gum Wrapper Plus Battery = Fire | Surviving a Night With Coyotes | Backpacking a Broken Leg

FEATURES: Snow Survival TIPS | Snow Survival QUIZ | Snow Survival PHOTOS

VIDEO EXTRAS: Behind the Bear Grylls Snow Stunts | Filming in a White Out | Sebastien Boucher Extended Interview | Eric LeMarque Extended Interview | Charles Horton Extended Interview

EPISODE 2: JUNGLE

Bear Grylls enters the Guatemalan jungle to relive the experiences of three groups of jungle survivors. Mexican archaeologist Armando Anaya tells how his team were attacked by bandits as they excavated Mayan ruins, then stripped of their belongings and forced across a dangerous river. British John Gillatt scientist was lost and alone in the Malaysian jungle. Two Frenchmen, Loic Pillois and Guilhem Nayral, went on an expedition into the Amazon rainforest which turned into a gruelling 52 day ordeal. Bear Grylls experiences their toughest challenges and demonstrates the survival skills they used to stay alive, from river crossings, to tarantula hunting and lighting signal fires. Premiered November 13, 2013

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: How to Boost a Signal Fire | How to Make a Vine Hammock | Bear Meets a Boa Constrictor

FEATURES: Jungle Survival TIPS | Jungle Survival QUIZ | Jungle Survival PHOTOS

VIDEO EXTRAS: Filming in the Jungle | The Stunt Leech Isn't Performing | Armando Anaya Extended Interview | John Gilliatt Extended Interview

EPISODE 3: DESERT

Bear Grylls heads to Morocco’s searing Sahara Desert to explore gripping survival stories in this hostile, unforgiving terrain. Bear recreates the brute force of a Saharan sandstorm, scales crumbling desert cliffs, drinks the blood from a snake and his own urine for vital rehydration, as he retraces the steps of three remarkable men — Mauro Prosperi, Ed Rosenthal and Merritt Myers — who each found themselves in the battle for survival. They all faced scorching temperatures, the constant search for water, severe dehydration and heat exhaustion, and accepted that death was inevitable, before pulling back from the brink and surviving despite the odds. In these dramatic and emotional stories, each man escaped from their own personal hell. Premiered November 20, 2013

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: How to Make a Bed of Coals | Refusing to Give Up | How to Get Moisture From Prickly Pear

FEATURES: Desert Survival TIPS | Desert Survival QUIZ | Desert Survival PHOTOS

VIDEO EXTRAS: Filming Bear Grylls in the Desert | Dealing With the Sand | Creatures of the Desert | Recreating a Sandstorm | Maurio Prosperi Extended Interview | Sam Woodhead Extended Interview

EPISODE 4: CANYONS

Bear Grylls travels to a dramatic canyon in North Africa and white water in Italy to explore three extraordinary stories of survival. He experiences the terrifying climb that four base jumpers, including Jace Ramsey and Johnny Strange, were forced to attempt after they jumped into the Grand Canyon and realized there was no way back out. Bear then plunges into fierce white water to re-live the story of Polish explorer Maciej Tarasin, who lost his canoe and paddling partner Tomek Jedrys, in a remote river canyon in Colombia. And back in the scorching desert canyon in North Africa, Bear relates to the trauma of Merritt Myers, who went through hell when he got trapped a high ledge under a beating sun and with no water. Premiered November 27, 2013

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: How to Survive Dangerous Rapids | How Not to Drown in Rapids

VIDEO EXTRAS: Filming Bear Grylls in Whitewater | Merritt Myers Interview | Maciej Tarasin Interview

EPISODE 5: MOUNTAINS

Bear Grylls explores the stories of three young men who all self-rescues from mountain ranges and impenetrable forest. Premiered December 4, 2013

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Pathfinding in the Mountains | Climbing Down a Cliff

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