GOLD RUSH: PARKER’S TRAIL
Thursdays from 31 May at 8.30pm AEST/NZ
23-year-old gold miner Parker Schnabel has had many adventures in his life, but nothing has prepared him for this. Parker and his crew of friends are about to head deep into the treacherous jungles of Guyana, South America, to chase a 21st century gold rush at the site of the legendary ‘El Dorado.’
In 2017, Parker and his crew attempted the perilous journey into the frozen north on the legendary Klondike Gold Rush Trail. Now he's trying his luck in Guyana, a gold mining hot spot. In the last year alone, Guyana has produced over USD$750 million worth of gold. In a bid to find a fraction of that treasure, Parker and his crew are risking their lives in the biggest jungle in the world. But with all this golden potential, even the most seasoned miners have failed, including his rival Todd Hoffman.
Parker is leaving his heavy mining equipment behind, as he plans to tap into the knowledge of the local population, to learn how to find gold by hand using basic tools. It’s here in Guyana where he’ll have a chance to mine like the old-timers during the original Klondike gold rush of 1898.
To find a virgin gold claim, Parker’s crew will fight their way through dense and dangerous jungle where they’ll encounter lethal predators like caimans, jaguars, venomous snakes, and spiders. Could this be the biggest payout in Parker’s illustrious mining career or will the journey to “El Dorado” prove tougher they ever imagined?
The rivalry among the miners has reached new heights, but will they be able to put their money where their mouth is?
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