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Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild

  • Season 4
  • 9 episodes
  • Documentary
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Episode 4: Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Snow: Swedish Arctic Circle

Summary

Ben meets a 40-year-old British woman who gave up her old life as a communications manager to train huskies inside the Arctic Circle in northern Sweden. He joins Gaynor Leeper and her new husband Milos in their hand-built cabin, which has neither electricity nor running water, and also meets the couple's 40 Alaskan huskies. The trio then embark on a tough trek driving dogs through the icy wilderness, with Ben learning how to sled and to manage both himself and the animals in temperatures as low as -30C.
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Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

"I felt like I was drowning in the rat race," says former Londoner Gaynor, who (quelle surprise!) ditched a high-pressure career to live under the aurora with husband Milos in northern Sweden. Like a scene from Disney's Frozen, their "snowmance" began when Milos cooked her some soup in a hole in the ice, and now the couple make money breeding dogs and taking tourists sledging.

When Ben arrives it's a face-numbing minus 24°C, but it's been known to reach minus 52°C. You must need a rock-solid relationship to live in such icy, isolated conditions, where there's no running water and your toilet is a bin inside a frigid shed. Still, it probably beats rush hour on the Northern Line.

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Executive producerHarry Lansdown
Executive producerMelanie Darlaston
Executive producerTony Moulsdale
Series producerNatalie Wilkinson

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  • Episode 4

    Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Snow: Swedish Arctic Circle

    Summary

    Ben meets a 40-year-old British woman who gave up her old life as a communications manager to train huskies inside the Arctic Circle in northern Sweden. He joins Gaynor Leeper and her new husband Milos in their hand-built cabin, which has neither electricity nor running water, and also meets the couple's 40 Alaskan huskies. The trio then embark on a tough trek driving dogs through the icy wilderness, with Ben learning how to sled and to manage both himself and the animals in temperatures as low as -30C.
    Recommended

    Review

    Rating: 4 out of 5.

    "I felt like I was drowning in the rat race," says former Londoner Gaynor, who (quelle surprise!) ditched a high-pressure career to live under the aurora with husband Milos in northern Sweden. Like a scene from Disney's Frozen, their "snowmance" began when Milos cooked her some soup in a hole in the ice, and now the couple make money breeding dogs and taking tourists sledging.

    When Ben arrives it's a face-numbing minus 24°C, but it's been known to reach minus 52°C. You must need a rock-solid relationship to live in such icy, isolated conditions, where there's no running water and your toilet is a bin inside a frigid shed. Still, it probably beats rush hour on the Northern Line.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    PresenterBen Fogle

    Crew

    rolename
    DirectorNatalie Wilkinson
    Executive producerHarry Lansdown
    Executive producerMelanie Darlaston
    Executive producerTony Moulsdale
    Series producerNatalie Wilkinson
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