Mondays from 7th October, 9.00pm
Bear Grylls is back! New to Discovery Channel this October, sees a brand-new series Bear Grylls: Escape From Hell which sees the world renowned adventurer and survival expert, revealing true life stories of ordinary people trapped in extraordinary situations of survival. From bandit attacks, to avalanches, to being lost in ferocious sand storms and confrontions with bears, these are stories that none of our survivors anticipated, but which they all fought tooth and nail to survive. Bear will bring to life their experiences and assess what they did correctly, whilst also revealing some of the mistakes they made along the way that nearly cost them their lives. This series sees Bear travel to California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range to relive the horrifying survival of Eric Le Marque who survived for eight days in sub-zero temperatures, and recreates two Polish adventurers’ ordeal in the Raudal Tiburon Canyon in Columbia. Later on in the series Bear assesses British backpacker Jamie Neale who got lost on a hike in Australia’s Blue Mountains.
In the first episode Bear enters the Guatemalan jungle to relive the experiences of jungle survivors, starting with Mexican archaeologist Armando Anaya, whose team were attacked by bandits as they excavated Mayan ruins, stripped of their belongings and forced to cross a treacherous river. Also, Bear relives the tale of two Frenchmen, Loic Pillois and Guilhem Nayral, whose expedition into the Amazon rainforest turned into a gruelling 52 day ordeal. Bear experiences their toughest challenges and demonstrates the survival skills they used to stay alive, from river crossings to lighting signal fires.