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Episode Guide

    • Vietnam
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      8/26/09
      10
      Bear heads down memory lane as he takes us through the conditions that soldiers had to endure, throughout the Vietnam War.
    • Arctic Circle
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      8/12/09
      10
      After having tackled Sweden's cold conditions, he heads to the Arctic to have a go in an even colder climate!
    • Western Pacific
      Season 5 - Episode 1
      8/11/10
      10
      Bear is stranded on a volcanic island south of Papua New Guinea. To make his escape, he must swim shark infested waters, climb dangerous cliffs and sail a homemade windsurfer.
    • Canadian Rockies
      Season 5 - Episode 3
      8/25/10
      10
      Bear faces some of his most dangerous challenges yet, as he attempts to navigates the Canadian Rockies. He avoids a deadly avalanche and traverses a frozen lake, but a glissade proves to be more than he can manage on this occasion.
    • Red Rock Country
      Season 7 - Episode 4
      8/12/11
      9.9
      Bear treks through Southern Utah's Red Rock Country, after undertaking his most insane airplane insertion ever. Using only a lasso, he descends into a narrow gorge, only to find no good way out of it. Later, he dangles over a 100 ft deep ravine.
    • Bear's Essentials
      Bear's Essentials
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      9/17/08
      9.9
      Bear recaps the best ways to survive in a number of different scenarios. He highlights how to traverse dangerous terrain, fight deadly predators, and find food and water sources where none are apparent.
    • Oregon
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      1/26/09
      9.8
      Bear takes on the deepest river based canyon, Hell's Canyon and also Snake River where dangerous water is top of the list.
    • New Zealand South Island
      Season 7 - Episode 2
      7/18/11
      9.8
      This week Bear braves the remote wilderness of New Zealand's South Island, crossing the country's tallest mountains and attempting to start a fire with wood that is soaking wet.
    • Dominican Republic
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      2/2/09
      9.8
      Bear has some tips on how to survive the hurricane season and he also eats a tarantula to survive.
    • South Dakota
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      9/10/08
      9.8
      Bear heads out into the unknown wilderness areas of South Dakota such as the Badlands and the Great Plains.
    • Shooting Survival
      Season 4 - Episode 13
      2/10/10
      9.8
      Once again the show goes behind the scenes, this time to see through the eyes of the crew that travel with Bear.
    • Northern Australia
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      8/18/10
      9.8
      Bear uses the survival tactics of the Aborigines of the tropical Northern Territory Arnhem Land to reach civilization without running afoul of the thousands of crocodiles that have also made the region their home.
    • Baja Desert
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      8/6/08
      9.7
      Bear Grylls takes on the desert in Baja, Mexico, where his eyes are swollen shut by a bee sting after which he has to fight back a deadly diamond-back rattlesnake.
    • Yukon
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      1/19/09
      9.7
      Bear wraps up warm as he heads to the frozen wastelands of northern Canada. He goes underground to search an abandoned mine, and he takes to some fast moving water...as usual.
    • Texas
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      9/2/09
      9.7
      Bear heads to Texas where he takes on the Chihuahuan Desert, does battle with a snake, and jumps from an old plane.
    • Sweden/Will Ferrell
      Sweden/Will Ferrell
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      6/2/09
      9.7
      Bear heads to Sweden, to a cold and unforgiving area of the country. On his travels he is joined by Will Ferrell.
    • Georgia-Eastern Europe
      Season 5 - Episode 4
      9/1/10
      9.7
      Bear visits the Caucasus Mountains in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia, where he finds a novel way of crossing a river, avoids becoming a wolf's dinner, and navigates through a featureless marshland.
    • Belize
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      1/12/09
      9.6
      Bear heads to the jungle where he tackles a boa constrictor, gets stuck over raging waters, and then takes to the trees.
    • Ireland
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      9/3/08
      9.6
      Bear faces a tough task in climbing seemingly unending mountains, suffering from hypothermia, and getting himself out of a peat bog.
    • The Deep South
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      8/27/08
      9.6
      Bear attempts to traverse through the swamps where all manner of deadly animals are waiting to get a hold of him. He also takes a look at the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina.
    • Iceland: Fire and Ice
      Season 7 - Episode 3
      7/25/11
      9.6
      Bear returns to Iceland to demonstrate the challenge of surviving its many pitfalls. His trek begins on an ice cap covering an active volcano, where food sources are scarce and travels down towards a civilization with swollen rivers between him and safety.
    • Turkey
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      2/9/09
      9.6
      Bear heads to Turkey to once again deal with dangerous animals and he also takes to the water.
    • Men vs. Wild With Jake Gyllenhaal
      Season 7 - Episode 1
      7/11/11
      9.6
      In this episode, Bear is joined by movie star Jake Gyllenhaal as he attempts to find his way out of the Icelandic wilderness, doing (and eating) whatever they have to to survive.
    • New Zealand: Land of the Maori
      Season 7 - Episode 5
      8/19/11
      9.6

      Bear returns to New Zealand to get some survival tips from the Maori, the first immigrants to the islands.

    • Alaska
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      9/9/09
      9.6
      Bear heads back to the Last Frontier which he visited in season one, to take on one of his toughest challenges once more.
    • Guatemala
      Season 4 - Episode 11
      1/27/10
      9.5
      Bear goes over and under as he lands on a volcano and takes on an underground waterfall, before checking out some Mayan ruins.
    • 9/16/09
      9.5
      Bear presents the second part of his survival guide where he meets up with different tribes to see how they cope with their surroundings, goes face to face with deadly snakes, and he copes with some harsh environments.
    • Ecuador
      Season 1 - Episode 14
      7/13/07
      9.5
      Bear heads off to one of the largest and most impressive areas of the world - Ecuador - which is the location for both the largest rain forest and the largest mountain range in the world. Although most of the wildlife is small in size, many are just as vicious as larger predators, most notably the deadly piranhas. Using whatever he can find to fashion a bow and arrow he shows us how to catch food and keep the animals at bay.moreless
    • Urban Survivor
      Season 4 - Episode 12
      2/3/10
      9.5
      Bear takes on a different challenge as he tackles a concrete jungle rather than his usual sparse locations.
    • Scotland
      Season 1 - Episode 15
      7/20/07
      9.4
      The UK is the location of Cairngorm National Park which is classified as 'arctic', though not many who go there know it. Bear goes back to basics, killing rabbits for food and using deer skin for shelter. He also demonstrates the correct technique for checking snowy slopes for signs a possible avalanche in just one wrong step away.moreless
    • Norway: Edge of Survival
      Season 6 - Episode 3
      3/3/11
      9.4
      This week, Bear and his crew travel to Norway. Equipped with the latest technology, Bear will have to face some of the harshest conditions possible while sensors monitor how he's coping in one of the world's wettest countries.
    • Costa Rican Rain Forest
      Costa Rican Rain Forest
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      11/17/06
      9.3
      Bear shows us how to survive the rainforest of the Osa Peninsula where many people are rescued from each year. To get out alive he needs to scale tall trees, plunge down waterfalls, and fight off the local wildlife.
    • China
      Season 4 - Episode 9
      1/13/10
      9.3
      Bear heads to the jungle where he must deal with stinging ants, dangerous rivers, and also the after effects of a typhoon.
    • Everglades
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      6/15/07
      9.3
      Bear heads to a completely new environment where over 60 people are lost every year, the swamps of the Everglades. Lurking above and below the surface are hundreds of thousands of deadly, vicious animals that Bear needs to be wary of finding.
    • Alabama
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      8/19/09
      9.3
      Bear takes a trip to the swamplands of Alabama where he gets down and dirty with a pig, and battles through a fire in a forest.
    • Behind the Wild
      Season 5 - Episode 7
      9/22/10
      9.3
      Bear's crew give us another behind the scenes peek at how Bear's adventures are filmed.
    • The Inside Story
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      9/23/09
      9.2
      This special of Man Vs. Wild goes behind the scenes with the people who make the show, where they give their views on travelling with Bear, and there's also a look at how the show is made.
    • Cape Wrath, Scotland
      Season 6 - Episode 2
      2/24/11
      9.1
      Bear puts his ingenuity to the test making a seal skin into a wetsuit and finding shelter from the harsh elements on Scotland's Cape Wrath.
    • The Rockies
      The Rockies
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      10/27/06
      9.1
      Bear is given a tough task of finding civilization within a 5 day period. Without any hunting equipment and nothing to start a fire with, he must attempt to survive the harsh climate.
    • Iceland
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      6/22/07
      9.1
      Bear travels to Iceland to see for himself the area in which many people get rescued from every year. Bear must attempt to stave off hypothermia due to the cold and the extremely powerful blizzards, find water in unlikely sources, and eat some less than appealing meals.
    • Desert Island
      Desert Island
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      12/29/06
      9.1
      Bear lands on a desert island to show how being stranded on one is not as ideal as most people think. Bear walks us through each stage from landing on the island, to finding food and making shelter, to eventually getting off using a hand built raft.
    • Moab Desert, Utah
      Moab Desert, Utah
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      11/10/06
      9.0
      Bear replicates what it would be like for a lost hiker to survive in the popular extreme sports destination of the Moab Desert. On his travels he comes across some dangerous predators, battle with quicksand, and has to navigate his way through small valleys.
    • Sierra Nevada
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      12/8/06
      9.0
      Bear shows us how to survive in the surprisingly dangerous mountain range which has seen many people stranded over the years. With an good knowledge of how the local Native Americans used to live, he takes on three different terrains that the Sierra Nevada Mountains have to offer.
    • Big Sky Country
      Season 4 - Episode 10
      1/20/10
      9.0
      Bear takes to the skies over the Rockies, and uses debris to his advantage in order to survive.
    • Kimberly, Australia
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      7/6/07
      9.0
      Despite large towns and cities, Australia is still made up of some of the biggest, most barren deserts and wastelands in the world. Harboring multiple species of dangerous animals, Bear teaches about how best to deal with them, where to find food, and that drinking your own urine may be the difference between life and death.moreless
    • Arizona Sky Islands
      Season 6 - Episode 1
      2/17/11
      9.0
      In this season premiere, Bear Grylls travels to Arizona, home of the Apache, to demonstrate how to survive in its endless burning deserts and icy mountains.
    • Borneo Jungle
      Season 6 - Episode 4
      3/10/11
      9.0
      Bear braves snakes, leeches, torrential rain and a descent down wet cliffs in Borneo, one of the least explored places left on the planet.
    • Fan vs Wild
      Season 5 - Episode 5
      9/8/10
      9.0
      Bear brings a pair of his show's fans along for a trek through the Canadian Wilderness, where he teaches them how to safely cross glaciers and icy rivers, build a shelter, and find food in the most unlikely places.
    • Mexico
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      6/29/07
      9.0
      Copper Canyon is Bear's destination where the terrain is rougher and hotter than the Grand Canyon. His aim is to avoid dehydration and to shelter himself from the constant heat that can make life dangerous for anyone stranded in the valleys below.
    • Desert Survivor (2)
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      11/17/07
      9.0
      The second part of this two-part episode follows Bear Grylls attempt to survive in the hottest place on the planet, the Sahara Desert. In this episode Bear will have to skin and disembowel a camel in an attempt to stay alive. Can he learn to deal with the hardships and the disgusting taste of the camel, or is it too much for him to take?moreless
    • Sahara (1)
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      11/9/07
      8.9
      Bear Grylls is dropped into the Sahara Desert in Morocco by helicopter. Along the way you can watch him fight the scorching heat, escape from quicksand, and eat scorpions.
    • Bear's Top 25 Man Moments
      Bear's Top 25 Man Moments
      Season 4 - Episode 15
      6/19/10
      8.9
      A special look back on some of Bear's favorite and/or most challenging moments on the series.
    • Romania
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      2/16/09
      8.9
      Bear heads to the home of Dracula where he takes on a bear and dangerous water channels.
    • Global Survival Guide
      Season 6 - Episode 6
      3/24/11
      8.8
      Bear has seen it all, and shown the audience how he does it, sharing tips and techniques that can be lifesavers, whether it's diving with a mask at a desert island, or finding water in a desert. Now in some never before seen footage, Bear lets his viewers in on some more of his survivial secrets.moreless
    • Working the Wild
      Season 7 - Episode 6
      8.8

      Bear and his crew give us another behind the scenes look at what it takes to film Man vs Wild.

    • Malaysian Archipelago
      Season 6 - Episode 5
      3/17/11
      8.8
      Bear continues his adventure in the Malay Archipelago, hunting wild boar and spearfishing to survive.
    • Jungle (2)
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      11/30/07
      8.8
      Bear is still in the Panamanian jungles where he has learns more survival tips from an indigenous tribe, and he also has to eat some rather gruesome meals...
    • 2/23/09
      8.7
      Bear provides a guide on how to survive some of the most extreme conditions in the world.
    • African Savanna – Kenya
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      12/15/06
      8.7
      Bear travels to Kenya which is one of the few places in the world where you become the hunted rather than the hunter. Bear talks about how to get to your destination using just the stars, and he has to deal with a vast array of deadly creatures that inhabit such a barren environments.moreless
    • Zambia
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      5/2/08
      8.7
      Bear Grylls shows viewers how to survive and navigate Zambia in Southern Africa and also how to stay afloat on some large rapids.
    • Jungle Swamp (1)
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      5/16/08
      8.7
      Bear has a week's worth of tasks ahead of him as he is set down in a Tsunami hit area off of the Indian Ocean, with no clean water.
    • Panama (1)
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      11/23/07
      8.6
      Panama is the location for a two part lesson in how to deal with a mangrove swamp and how to navigate the viper pits in order to make it out of the dangerous jungle alive.
    • Patagonia (1)
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      12/7/07
      8.6
      Bear Grylls is left stranded in Patagonia and teaches you how to survive the rough terrain that is a glacier.
    • Hawaii – Mount Kilauea
      Hawaii – Mount Kilauea
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      12/1/06
      8.6
      Bear heads to an active volcano where he must carefully traverse over molten lava and deal with dangerous gases. Bear demonstrates how to survive in both the severe heat and the cooler but equally dangerous rainforest.
    • European Alps
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      12/26/06
      8.5
      Considering how popular a destination the Alps are, it's a dangerous place for a tourist if you have an accident. Bear shows us how easy it is to survive if you know what you are doing, whether it's making a temporary shelter, or finding sustenance to keep yourself alive.
    • Extreme Desert
      Season 5 - Episode 6
      9/15/10
      8.5
      In the Mojave Desert, Bear's crew manufactures a sandstorm so that he can demonstrate how to survive its stinging blasts. Also, he must withstand dramatic temperature changes and make it through a flash flood. He also gets up close and personal with some of the desert's most deadly denizens.
    • North Africa
      Season 4 - Episode 14
      2/17/10
      8.5
      Bear feasts on insects and has a close encounter with an octopus as he makes his way across the Sahara Desert to get to the African coastline.
    • Siberia (1)
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      5/30/08
      8.4
      Bear is helicoptered over the Siberian Tundra where he parachutes down. There he must find food and a place to sleep before darkness sets in, in one of the coldest places on Earth.
    • Land of Ice (2)
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      6/6/08
      8.4
      Bear heads to Siberia where he joins up with the Tuvans to get some survival hints and tips for living in such a cold climate for long periods of time.
    • Alaskan Mountain Range
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      11/24/06
      8.4
      The Alaskan Mountain Range is home to many a skiing accident where many lives are lost each year. Bear heads up there to show how it's possible to survive the cold climate if you get into trouble. With the elements and the environment against him, this will be one of his most difficult challenges yet.moreless
    • Namibia
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      5/9/08
      8.4
      Bear heads to another hot climate, equal to the Sahara Desert, Namibia. Here he learns about the San Bushmen and how they can cope with such difficult conditions.
    • Castaway (2)
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      5/23/08
      8.4
      Bear continues with his week's worth of tasks and has to overcome dangerous swamps if he is to complete what he set out to do.
    • Pacific Island
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      1/6/10
      8.2
      Bear is forced to create his own drinkable water and has to take to the ocean on a homemade raft. Once out at sea, he has to give himself an enema.
    • Andes Adventure (2)
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      12/14/07
      8.0
      In Patagonia, Bear faces many challenges such as crossing a glacier, working his way through a maze of caves, and searching for food.
    • Bear Eats
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      12/21/07
      8.0
      Bear goes in search of wildlife to eat and it seems there is nothing so gruesome that he isn't willing to try it.
    • Bear's Mission Everest Special
      In this special, Bear attempts his most daring mission to date when he tries to fly a paramotor glider above Mt Everest, the world's highest mountain.
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