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Extreme adventure:Man vs. Wild
Extreme adventure:Man vs. Wild

Experience extreme adventure, the Bear Grylls style. Discovery Channel’s ‘Man vs. Wild,’ July 23 at 9 p.m., is a lesson on how to survive in hostile areas, far from civilisation and all the facilities that come with it.

Bear is left stranded in various regions. He combines brain, technique and expertise to survive.

Get a glimpse into the various episodes. In ‘Arizona Sky Islands,’ Bear Grylls is in the land of Apaches. From its extraordinarily dry deserts to the bone breaking Sky Islands Mountains, Bear takes on snakes, scorpions and terrifying vertical drops, showing just how to survive if you're lost in this state's challenging hundred thousand miles of parched landscape.

In ‘Borneo Jungle,’ he has to rappel into the forbidding forest from the jungle canopy to even reach solid ground. Ahead of him lies all manner of peril.

‘In Malaysian Archipelago,’ he is dropped on an archipelago of islands off the coast of Borneo. Fighting dense jungle and scaling towering escarpments, Bear struggles to find freshwater and food.

In ‘Global Survival Guide,’ he travels the world demonstrating the best tips and techniques for surviving in the wild. From the Arctic to the Caribbean, the coast to the forest, the mountains to the desert, it covers a vast array of scenarios and advice.

In ‘Born Survivor with Jake Gyllenhaal,’ Bear brings along a companion, actor Jake Gyllenhaal, to test how he measures up to unpredictable and unforgiving Mother Nature.

Jake will have to go where Bear goes, eat whatever Bear eats, and he has to cope with some of the worst conditions.

In ‘New Zealand South Island,’ Bear Grylls must fling himself out of a plane and parachute to safety to reach this remote area. Crossing the country's highest mountain range and starting a fire in a waterlogged forest are just some of the unpredictable things he faces in this terrain.

In ‘land of the Maori,’ Bear must cross a raging river on a tree trunk to head toward civilization. On his journey he runs out of water, is forced to climb up active volcanic ranges and scale down a waterfall in order to reach safety.

In ‘Iceland: fire and ice,’ Bear Grylls is dropped on an ice cap covering an active volcano. In blizzard conditions he struggles to make headway, and the barren landscape offers little food.

In ‘Red Rock Country,’ he is in southern Utah. Armed only with a lasso he descends a rock pinnacle and gets trapped in a narrow gorge. Crossing an arid wilderness he’s left hanging 100 ft above a ravine. In ‘Working the Wild,’ Bear Grylls takes viewers 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.

In ‘No Kitchen Required,’ July 24 at 10 p.m., three chefs compete with each other to show their skills in unusual, remote, locations and where they have to hunt or forage for their ingredients.

Participants are British born chef Madison Cowan, who brings his international experiences to the test, New York chef and restaurateur Michael Psilakis and the renowned chef Kayne Raymond.

With host Shini Somara, discover the remote cultures of Dominica, New Zealand, Belize, Fiji, Hawaii, Koh Lanta – to name a few. Also learn the outback tricks to competitive cooking and find out who will be the ultimate winner.


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