Bear takes Oscar nominee Kate Hudson on an adventure she will not soon forget. Their 48 hour journey finds them in the midst of the Dolamites, one of the most treacherous mountain ranges in Italy. As they hike toward the Austrian border on snow-covered exposed rock cliffs, they make some historical discoveries and work together to survive the elements. Kate also gives Bear a peek into her unique upbringing.
High above the Italian Alps, Emmy-nominated actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson joins Bear Grylls for a 48 hour adventure of a lifetime. As the two negotiate the Croda Dei Tuoni, a snowy peak referred to as the “Mountain of Thunders,” they will make a 6,000 foot descent along steep sheer cliffs and sharp ridges, build a snow cave for shelter, and eventually rappel a frozen waterfall to their extraction point. Along the way, Ferguson shares some personal insight about his sudden rise to fame with “Modern Family,” his fight for marriage equality, and the challenges he faced growing up.
Bear Grylls takes Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet on the ride of her life as they “paramotor” to the top of the Snowdonia Mountains in Wales. They will descend through jagged, rocky cliffs and ascend up deep canyons to get to their destination on the coast. They will gather trout and earth worms and must set up camp in the very windy environment to rest before their final swim in the icy ocean waves. Along the way, Kate talks humorously about her humble upbringing and also reveals the unwavering determination that has helped her achieve movie star status.
Funnyman Ed Helms pushes himself to the limit when he joins Bear Grylls high atop the Colorado Mountains. Admittedly fearful of heights, Helms comes face to face with sheer cliffs, crumbling rock, and mountain-top perches where the bottom is nowhere in sight. As Bear puts him through the paces with a cringe-worthy dinner menu, Helms manages to conquer his limitations and discover a new side of himself. He also opens up about the trials and tribulations that lead him into a career in comedy.
Bear takes Michelle Rodriguez to one of the harshest desert in all of North America–the Red Deserts of Nevada–for a rigorous and scenic adventure. The two make a breathtaking free fall skydive from 10,000 but unexpected high winds push Michelle off course. They navigate down a massive peak and work together to survive as they repel and free climb up and out of the dangerous slot canyons to reach the desert floor. With water in scarce supply, they must come up with clever ways to stay hydrated in the punishing environment. Rodriguez has lived a daring life but learns that Mother Nature shows no mercy and sometimes slow and steady is a better strategy than Fast & Furious.
James Marsden joins Bear on an adventure into the heart of Rattle Snake Canyon Utah, where they helicopter on to one of the highest arches in the area. Once atop the arch, they must repel down the narrow canyons and find a way to get up the towering cliffs on the other side. Along the way, they come face to face with their dinner–a Chuck Walla lizard. As they navigate the dangerous and unpredictable terrain, Marsden shares some insight about his unconventional rise to stardom, starting with his humble beginnings in Oklahoma.
Actor Michael B. Jordan joins Bear Grylls for a 48 hour adventure in Wales. Jordan and Grylls begin their journey with a daring drop into the rough ocean waters off the coast and the tenacious team makes their way up the windswept coastline, through the jagged cliffs of Cwmorthin, and to the top of the mountains for their exit. Forced to battle the elements, the two must contend with copious amounts of rain and wind and get creative about finding warmth for the evening and food for dinner.
Bear Grylls ventures deep into Panama’s Camino de Cruces jungle with Super Bowl winning quarterback Drew Brees. Together, the two climb a bat-infested cave, descend hundreds of feet into a secluded cavern, and ultimately wrestle a six-foot crocodile. Along the way, Brees shares his personal stories of triumph and tragedy and reveals the drive and focus that make him a world-class athlete.
Bear takes President Barack Obama on an adventure in the Alaskan wilderness. The two men traverse a dense forest and walk across a glacial outwash at Alaska’s famed Exit Glacier, where they observe the remarkable effects of climate change first hand. From wild salmon and catkins tea made with melting glacial water to s’mores, Bear gives the President a true taste of Alaska. Their off-the-script chat reveals the President’s thoughts on his official duties, family life at the White House, parenthood, and his own faith.
Music sensation Nick Jonas joins Bear for an icy journey across the Sierra Nevada Mountains. With a blizzard bearing down, Nick and Bear must rappel down a sheer cliff before navigating an avalanche-prone mountain face. Building camp under harsh conditions, the two feast on a frozen bird, and eventually make a heart-stopping swim across a freezing lake. Along the way, Nick discusses his career, his family, and reveals how his struggle with diabetes gave him the drive to reach the pinnacle of the music world.
Actress Julianne Hough and Bear initially navigate the unforgiving African terrain on ATV and must elude a pack of elephants that block their path. Rappelling from a sheer cliff, they enter a remote canyon where they evade big cats, come face-to-face with a massive snake, and navigate treacherous waterfalls before reaching their extraction point. As they make their way through the dangerous and unpredictable landscape, Julianne shares her personal story of positivity and the unwavering determination that got her to the top.
Dropped along the windswept coastline of Ireland, television icon Courteney Cox and Bear must navigate jagged peaks and descend sheer cliffs, only to be battered by ocean swells. As they contend with the elements, the two struggle to stay warm and must subsist on a meager diet of maggots sourced from a rotting sheep. Courteney's limits will be tested, but her spirit shines while sharing insights on life, loss, and the joy of motherhood.
After being plucked from a freight train via helicopter, Bear and NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal battle dense forest, blood-sucking leeches, and 200 ft. sheer rock faces in the remote Adirondacks in search of their extraction point. Along the way, O'Neal's infectious energy, tales of legendary NBA moments, and unwavering drive to help others reminds us why he is beloved around the world. The Wild will dole out everything it's got, but it's never met a force of nature like Shaquille O'Neal.
After roaring across crystal-clear waters in a speedboat, Bear and Lindsey must strip down and swim to shore before inching their way along the rugged coastline. After rappelling down a sheer rock wall, the two get inventive and use a spear-gun to traverse a hundred-foot deep chasm. With the sun setting, they collect a dinner of sea urchins and Bear challenges Lindsey to a swimming competition with hilarious results. Along the way Lindsey shares her journey of love, Olympic glory, and displays the focus and determination that has made her one of the most successful female athletes of all time.
Adrift on the open sea in a small rowboat, Mel B is rescued by Bear in a way you'll have to see to believe. Once ashore, the two must navigate two hundred foot cliffs, impenetrable terrain, and a final descent that sends Mel into full breakdown mode. Things don't get any easier when Bear is stung by a jellyfish, forcing Mel to employ some unusual first aid skills. Along the way, Mel details her humble upbringing, an exclusive take on the Spice Girls' triumph, and reveals the grit and determination that allowed her to conquer the world.
Plucked from a medieval tower along the Corsica coastline, Bear and Super Bowl Champion Marshawn Lynch are dropped deep in a rugged mountain range where they navigate cliffs, dark chasms, and come face-to-face with the secretive French Foreign Legion. Spying a wild hog, the pair pursues the beast, but securing it for dinner will require Marshawn to dig deeper than he ever did on the gridiron. Along the way, Marshawn details his upbringing in Oakland, his “beast” mentality on the field, and his unexpected retirement.
Sterling K. Brown, joins Bear for an icy journey across the high mountains of Colorado. After a harrowing delivery into frozen wilderness via helicopter, Sterling and Bear battle plummeting temperatures as they descend a shear rock face with near disastrous consequences, track an elusive deer before settling on a less-than-appetizing dinner option, and rappel a massive frozen waterfall with heart-stopping results. Along the way, Sterling reveals the struggles of losing his father as a young boy, his commitment to family, and recounts his landmark Emmy victory.
Bear Grylls enlists Academy Award-winning actress Julia Roberts for a special adventure to deliver life-saving vaccines to a remote village before the vaccines expire. After a long journey to Kenya, Roberts visits with patients and medical staff at Wamba Hospital and is given life-saving cold-chain vaccines that must be kept cold on the trip ahead. She and Bear board a bush plane for the first leg of the trip, but a remote and dusty landing strip means they must jump from the moving plane before it takes off again. Forging ahead, the pair navigate through dense underbrush, cross a river full of hungry crocodiles and hippos, and stay awake through the night to monitor their precious cargo and deliver it safely to the Samburu community awaiting their arrival. The journey highlights the impact of live-saving vaccines, which Red Nose Day helps to provide to children around the world.
After a breathtaking repel from a helicopter, Bear and Hollywood sweetheart Vanessa Hudgens evade a boulder avalanche, summit a massive dormant volcano, and come face-to-face with a rattlesnake, which makes for a cringe-worthy dinner. Along the way, Vanessa shares insights on her meteoric rise to stardom and draws strength and determination from the memory of her late father.
Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt tackles Kenya’s unyielding terrain with Bear Grylls. Dropped into the elements from a helicopter, Joseph and Bear navigate a perilous rappel, milk a camel for needed hydration, and ascend a massive rock dome that tests Joseph’s fear of heights like nothing before. As the duo battles a crocodile for the remains of a water buffalo that is their only hope for dinner, Joseph details his rise to fame and his efforts to honor the memory of his beloved brother.
Actress Keri Russell joins Bear on an epic journey to the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa. After battling the dangerous, rolling rocks of a massive volcano, the duo descend into a mysterious canyon where they source a meager dinner of undigested seeds from a pigeon carcass, and test their luck with a grappling hook to escape the towering canyon walls. Later, after a cringe-worthy breakfast of crickets, Keri and Bear make a daring escape from a mountain peak using a paraglider. Along the way, Keri reveals her path to fame, her love of family, and the playful struggles of co-starring alongside her husband.
Bear takes Lena on the ride of her life as they paramotor deep into the remote Spanish wilderness. Continuing on foot, they traverse a towering, razor-thin ridge before a dead-end forces a harrowing rappel. After securing a dinner of bone marrow from a goat carcass, the two must cross a lake using a makeshift raft as an unexpected storm wreaks havoc. As they battle the elements, Lena grants us exclusive details of life on "Game of Thrones," her rise to stardom, and her battle to overcome depression.
Dropped from a helicopter into unyielding terrain, Don and Bear get creative with a deer antler to cross a raging river, rappel a massive cliff, and attempt a commando-worthy climb to the top of a towering railroad bridge. But the discovery of a rotting porcupine carcass, which Bear eyes for dinner, will raise Don's pulse like nothing else. Along the way, Don details his family-oriented home life, the ups and downs of a legendary career, and the secretive workings of a Marvel movie set.
Derek Hough joins Bear on a whirlwind adventure across the mountains of Bulgaria. Dropped amidst snow-capped peaks, Derek and Bear must ascend a jagged mountain ridge, make a steep rappel with Derek's cell phone as their only safety, and swim a freezing lake to reach their destination. But a surprise, death-defying final challenge will test Derek like nothing before. Along the way, Derek reveals his struggles with being bullied as a child, his devotion to his craft, and teaches Bear some much-needed dance moves.
Dropped into a vast labyrinth of limestone rock formations, the duo must rappel from a towering arch, cross a raging river, and descend into a dark cave to survive their journey. As they dodge a colony of bats and face-off against a snake that Bear eyes for dinner, Scott details growing up with his famous father, his love of the outdoors, and his drive to carve his own path in Hollywood.
Roger Federer joins Bear on a grand slam journey through the Swiss Alps. After meeting up amidst stunning snow-capped peaks, Bear and Roger descend a frozen waterfall and use tennis rackets as snowshoes to cross a frozen lake. After a quick snack of fish eyeballs, the pair get creative with a tennis ball to ascend a steep cliff that is their only way home. Along the way, Roger discusses the hard work it takes to achieve victory, his amusing experiences raising two sets of twins, and takes on the challenge when Bear invites him to a hilarious match of ping pong.
Dropped amidst snow-capped mountains, Uzo and Bear move quickly as a storm sets in, sending hail, lightning and flash floods their way. Along the way they come face-to-face with a poisonous viper, get creative to secure a dinner of field mice, and use a crossbow to zip-line across a 250 ft drop. Despite the elements, Uzo shines as she recounts her long road to fame, her family’s emigration from Nigeria, and her pride in representing the American dream.
Actress Brie Larson accompanies Bear Grylls on a jungle adventure across a remote island in the Gulf of Panama.
Actor Joel McHale joins Bear Grylls for an adventure in the Arizona desert.
The famed survivalist takes A-list celebrities on journeys into the wildest locations around the world, forcing the stars to push their bodies and minds to the limit to successfully complete the adventure of a lifetime.
Bear and his guest, ex ’The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’ correspondent and former U.S. marine who served in Afghanistan, comedian Rob Riggle, take on Iceland’s biggest glacier in midwinter. They also try pemmican and a reindeer head.
Golden Globe-nominated actor Armie Hammer pairs with Bear Grylls to scuba dive in search of an underwater sea cave reportedly used by smugglers somewhere off the coast of Sardinia. Along the way, Armie battles his paralyzing fear of heights and samples some local delicacies — and things take an unexpected turn when he gets hijacked in the middle of the expedition!
Bear Grylls takes former WWE world champion and action star Dave Bautista on a super-sized adventure in the Arizona desert. Navigating through perilous canyon descents, brutal falls and the raging Colorado River is no easy task. With Bear as his tag-team partner, Dave is up for the challenge to see if he still has that fight inside, but Mother Nature could prove to be his toughest opponent yet in this match of a lifetime!
It’s been five years since Channing Tatum first appeared on Running Wild with Bear Grylls, and he’s back for more – this time in the wilds of Norway! Their journey kicks off by skydiving into brutal terrain where giant boulder fields and towering cliffs stand in the way of extraction. During their seven-mile trek, Bear tests Channing to see how far he’s come as a survivor – from foraging for food to Navy SEAL-style cold-water immersion training. Channing even learns the ancient art of trout tickling!
Free Solo rock-climber Alex Honnold joins Bear Grylls for a breathtaking adventure through the Swiss Alps! Alex is no stranger to dizzying heights, but he’s not used to falling from them, so Bear kicks off the journey with a skydive into the jagged mountains. From there, it’s a six-mile trek through craggy valleys and sheer cliffs where Bear teaches Alex how to survive in the wild, but the tables turn when Alex takes Bear on a hair-raising climb!
On-air radio personality Bobby Bones joins Bear Grylls for the adventure of a lifetime in a massive Norwegian Fjord! A helicopter ride into the mountains is where their journey begins, but from there, danger lurks at every turn – from giant rock domes and deadly bogs to raging rivers with currents strong enough to move cars. On top of that, the only way to reach their extraction is to rappel down a 300-foot waterfall that leaves even Bobby speechless!
Bear Grylls and actor Zachary Quinto race the clock to traverse a dense Panamanian jungle before an impending storm makes landfall. Their adventure begins with a helicopter ride, but once dropped off deep in the brush, they must rely on a primitive navigation technique to help them reach their extraction point, and it won't be easy! From massive cliffs and steep ravines to an underground river cave and an old crashed plane, there are obstacles at every turn!