Fresh from his latest
challenging adventures, Bear Grylls is back with a new one-hour special and
the second season of MAN VS. WILD, airing Fridays at 9 PM (ET/PT) beginning
November 9. Bear travels to the Himalayas for BEAR'S MISSION EVEREST, where
this past spring he attempted to fulfill a dream to fly a powered paraglider
higher than Everest, and takes MAN VS. WILD to the intense climates of the
Sahara, Panama and Patagonia, where he shares invaluable knowledge for
surviving in the extreme wild.
"We continue to seek out new
exciting and daring adventures for Bear, and he continues to do what he does
best -- as exemplified in these two different types of shows," said Discovery
Channel President and General Manager Jane Root. "From an expedition
documentary to hands-on demonstrations of life- saving tips for viewers, Bear
Grylls brings out the adventurer in all of us."
In 1998 at age 23, Bear
became the youngest British climber to ever complete a summit and descent of
Mount Everest. This spring, Bear returned to the Himalayas to chase a new
dream -- flying a powered paraglider higher than Everest. As a special
companion piece to the second season of MAN VS. WILD, Discovery Channel will
premiere a one-hour observational documentary that follows Bear, his close
friend Gilo Cardozo, and their team as they attempt their dangerous feat --
raising money for a children's charity through their efforts. BEAR'S MISSION
EVEREST, which premieres Friday, November 9, at 10 PM (ET/PT), follows the
team during their meticulous preparations, recording their personal thoughts
about motivation, hopes and fears that arise just before and during the flight
-- and the drama of the flight itself.
The second season of MAN VS.
WILD, beginning first on Friday, November 9, at 9 PM (ET/PT), focuses on three
geographic areas visited by Bear. Each region will be the subject of two
consecutive weeks. From the barren deserts of the Sahara (November 9 and 16),
to the mist-filled jungles of Panama (November 23 and 30) and the isolated
plains and glaciers of Patagonia (December 7 and 14), each epic program
illustrates the variety of landscapes and presents a wide range of possible
survival challenges for Bear.
Followed by a camera crew,
Bear tackles these different scenarios, using his training and adventurous
spirit for everything from climbing out of crevasses and scaling waterfalls,
to scavenging and eating raw insects, fish and goats' testicles. Prior to
production, Bear meets with local experts, guides and rangers and shares the
knowledge he gains with viewers through action in the wilderness. Viewers will
venture deeper into these forbidden landscapes alongside Bear as he encounters
dangerous situations and meets nomadic tribesmen while filming.
More on Bear here.
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