After a nearly four-year absence, filmmaker and outdoor adventurer Les Stroud returns to Discovery Channel Aug. 19 with new episodes of his series, Survivorman. As before, Stroud will again be venturing into the wild with no food, no water and no crew, relying on his years of training, raw instincts and sheer will to survive. He films each journey himself, dragging 65 pounds of camera gear every step of the way. This time, Stroud spends 10 days surviving alone in some of the world’s harshest environments, with each location playing out in two one-hour episodes:
Part 1 premieres Aug. 19 at 8pm E/P
Part 2 premieres Aug. 26 at 8pm E/P
Stroud is shipwrecked on the uninhabited desert island Tiburon in Mexico. Part of the Sonoran desert, Tiburon is searing hot during the day, and freezing cold at night. The barren stretch of coastline has water as far as the eye can see, but no source of fresh, drinkable water. Knowing survival is impossible without it, Stroud must create fresh water from seawater using a distiller cobbled together from a rusty bucket, a water bottle and a pipe, while also trying to catch some food to eat in the estuary.
Part 1 premieres Sept. 2 at 8pm E/P
Part 2 premieres Sept. 9 at 8pm E/P
Stroud tackles the scenario of a road trip gone awry in the Norwegian mountains â€“- known for both extreme temperature and topography. With limited food and water, and no safety or camera crew, he hauls 65 pounds of camera equipment down the slick, wet mountainside in hopes of finding shelter. Even with the proper gear, survival in the Norwegian mountains is nearly impossible â€“- and Stroudâ€™s supplies are far from ideal. Scavenging what he can from the barren landscape, exhausted and trying to ration what little food he has, he draws on his years of experience and will to survive to endure the full 10 days. Stroud calls this the most difficult expedition of his 20-year survival career.
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