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Who are Snowflake Mountain survivalists Matt and Joel? Meet the ex-military duo

Here's everything you need to know about Snow Flake Mountain's Matt Tate and Joel Graves.

Snowflake Mountain's Matt Tate and Joel Graves
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Published: Wednesday, 29th June 2022 at 5:30 pm
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A batch of lazy millennials from the US and UK are currently being schooled on how to survive in the Wilderness in Netflix's new reality series Snowflake Mountain.


Kicking off on the streaming site on Wednesday, 22nd June, the series sees ex-military duo Matt Tate and Joel Graves guiding a group of young people whose friends and family think are not living up to their full potential.

Over the course of three weeks, they'll teach them how to build a fire and fend for themselves, with the Snowflake Mountain winner revealed at the end and taking home what's left of the $50,000 cash prize.

So, who are Matt and Joel, and what did they have to say about the new series? Here's everything you need to know.

Who are Snowflake Mountain survivalists Matt and Joel?

Matt Tate and Joel Graves are the ex-military, survival experts who will be leading the group of young people on Netflix's Snowflake Mountain, instructing them on what to do and dishing out punishments for those who deviate from their advice.

“There’s a heap of young people who can’t even unload a dishwasher, let alone hold down a job,” the pair express in an introductory montage of the new series.

Why did Matt and Joel join Snowflake Mountain?

Snowflake Mountain cast
Snowflake Mountain cast Netflix

Speaking exclusively to ahead of the show launch, Matt and Joel revealed how the show came about, and why they decided to sign up.

"I would say Joel and I were kind of appointed later on," Matt explained. "As far as getting involved, whenever they [Netflix] talked to us about the premise of the show, I think we both got really excited. We're firm believers that we're really lacking places that are still primitive. I've been talking about that for a long time.

"It was exciting when we were approached because I think for both of us, we like the thought of getting to play a part and maybe have a positive impact in somebody's life."

In terms of what they thought of the Snowflake cast, which includes some mini influencers and unemployed youngsters, Joel added: "I like to think things can't be that bad and then when we actually met, I was like, 'The legends are true!'

"But, I actually liked it because just like Matt said, I realised it was going to be a lot more challenging than I anticipated. I could tell they were all going to be characters. They were true to form."

When does Snowflake Mountain start?

The eight-part series launched on Netflix on Wednesday, 22nd June, with viewers being introduced to the cast as they got used to their new surroundings in the Lake District.

For more on where Snowflake Mountain is filmed, see here.

All eight episodes of Snowflake Mountain will arrive on Netflix on Wednesday, 22nd June. Visit our Entertainment hub for more news and features, or find something to watch with our TV Guide.


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