Bear Grylls: Escape From Hell

Episode 1 | The 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.

Check out a sneak peek from episode one here.

Go behind the scenes in the jungle with Bear.


Episode 2 | The 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.

Check out a sneak peek from episode two here.

Go behind the scenes in the snow with Bear.


Episode 3 | The 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.

Check out a sneak peek from episode three here.

Go behind the scenes in the desert with Bear.


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.


Episode 5 | Mountains

Bear Grylls explores the stories of three young men who all self-rescued from mountain ranges and impenetrable forest. When nineteen year old British backpacker Jamie Neale got lost in the mountains for a staggering twelve days, he had to learn how to make camp and stay alive. Bear examines how he walked out to safety unaided. Bear also meets his namesake – a brown bear – to experience what happened when sixteen year old William Parven came face to face with a black bear in California. Like William, Bear negotiates a steep waterfall to illustrate the dangers that befell the teenager when he slipped and fell. Bear also demonstrates the skilled techniques of Eagle Scout Dan Stephens, who fell and knocked himself out in Quetico Provincial Park, Canada. He escaped from his own personal hell by navigating his way out using star light.


Episode 6 | Ultimate Survival School

Bear examines the most dramatic and inspiring moments from Escape From Hell, presenting a complete picture of survival from the many stories of people who have battled for their lives in the world's most hostile environments; snow covered mountain tops, scorching deserts, impenetrable forests and jungles and remote canyons.
Bear pulls together the big themes common to all the survivors, including their need for shelter, water and food and responds with his 'ultimate survival tips'. He carries a compact kit, packed with simple items such as gaffer tape and fishing line, and demonstrates how a little preparation could help you Escape From Hell, if you're ever faced with the same dangerous situations featured in this high-octane series


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