Man Vs Wild's Bear in 'Bama, August 19
By April MacIntyre Aug 19, 2009, 3:01 GMT
We have just returned from filming the first new Man Vs Wild since my shoulder accident and all went well and as a crew we survived! - Bear Grylls
Alabama is where Bear Grylls winds up on "Man Vs Wild" tomorrow night.
According to Bear, from his blog:
"Well I am mended!
We have just returned from filming the first new Man Vs Wild since my shoulder accident and all went well and as a crew we survived!
We filmed in the swamps of Alabama and the show included some great moments with forest fire, pig wrestles and very tight caving, not to mention ending up being picked up by State Troopers after being pulled for hitching a ride on a logging truck to end the show!
The shoulder was sore but didn't hold me back and I figured that the way to approach the show was flat out. I feel that it is like playing rugby: it is when you are tenative that you get injured; but when you commit 100% to tackles and the game then you generally survive better.
I have a few days at home now then am off to Norway for the second programme."
Bear Grylls is a native of the Isle of Wight, and as a young boy would go mountain climbing with his father. He served three years with the Special Air Service, a special forces unit of the British army.
According to his biography, he broke his back in three places in a parachuting accident over Southern Africa. Despite the severity of his injury, Bear went on in 1998 to become, at age 23, the youngest British climber to complete a summit and descent of Mount Everest.
He wrote about his experience in the book, The Kid Who Climbed Everest.
Bear has hosted the Discovery Channel's hit series "Man vs Wild," in which he strands himself in remote locations to demonstrate localized survival techniques.
Episode 2 Premieres Tomorrow (8/19) at 9PM ET/PT When Bear Grylls Ventures to Alabama
In Episode 3, "Vietnam, " (premiering 8/26 at 9PM ET/PT) Bear Grylls is deep in the heart of Vietnam, where he encounters blood-sucking leeches, a deadly Spitting Cobra, eats a Forest Scorpion and avoids a violent mountain river flood as he tangles with the worst the jungle can throw at him.
Video teasers for the Vietnam episode:
In Vietnam Bear Grylls uses an ancient technique to fashion a spear perfect for fishing.Before jumping from a cliff into the river below, Bear Grylls fashions spears from bamboo to test the water's depth.
In Vietnam, Bear Grylls thinks through how to cross a deep gorge over a raging jungle river.
In Vietnam, a venomous spitting cobra stares down Bear Grylls, then attacks his advancing camera.