Bear Grylls: Born Survivor

Series 7 - 2. New Zealand South Island

New Zealand South Island
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Radio Times
Review by:
Gill Crawford

After last week’s Icelandic bromance with Jake Gyllenhaal, Bear is back on his own (apart from the camera crew) and facing a soggier challenge. Jumping out of a Hercules C130, he parachutes into a remote valley of New Zealand’s Southern Alps, which he has to cross to get to the coast, where most of the population lives. It’s a rain-drenched, rugged trip: he slips off lichen-covered rocks into a river, and seems genuinely surprised when one trick he tries for crossing a ravine actually works.

About this programme

2/6. The adventurer slips into a river while crossing the Seven Alps mountains on New Zealand's South Island, and crosses a difficult canyon to reach the coast.

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Bear Grylls