Bear Grylls: Born Survivor

Arizona Sky Islands

Series 6 - Episode 1 Arizona Sky Islands

Fri 1 Dec 10pm - 11pm Discovery Shed


Just when you think the new series has started with a tame episode – Bear’s in the Arizona desert and his hardest job is to locate water in some cliffs – our rugged adventurer pulls something characteristically unpleasant out of his hat. It’s under a bush, it’s been left there by a mountain lion, and you just know his producers said, “Go on, Bear, you can eat that.” I don’t envy him.

The rest of the time it’s a real Boy’s Own adventure in which he tries an unusual means of parachuting, and knocks up a dune buggy from what’s left of a parachute and the wreckage of a microlight. But his solution for staying safe from wildlife at night even gives him pause for thought.


Former Special Forces adventurer Bear Grylls demonstrates how to survive in Arizona, where the environment varies from scorching hot deserts to freezing mountain terrain.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Bear Grylls