Bear Grylls: Born Survivor

New Zealand South Island

Series 6 - Episode 5 New Zealand South Island



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.


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.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Bear Grylls