November 09, 2007 12:02 AM by Joe Blackmon
Bear Grylls is back on the Discovery Channel with a one-hour special
and all new episodes of Man Vs. Wild. Man Vs. Wild will start airing
Fridays at 9:00PM ET/PT beginning November 9. After the premiere of
Man Vs. Wild, a one-hour special called Bear’s Mission Everest will air
starting at 10:00PM ET/PT.
In Bear’s Mission Everest, Bear travels to the Himalayas where he attempts to fulfill a dream to fly a powered paraglider higher than Everest. Bear and his close friend Gilo Cardozo along with their team will also raise money for a children’s charity by attempting this feat.
In Man Vs. Wild, Bear will travel to the intense climates of the Sahara, Panama and Patagonia. Each different region will make up two consecutive weeks of episodes. The Sahara episodes will air November 9 and 16, the Panama episodes will air November 23 and 30 and the Patagonia episodes will air December 7 and 14.
“We continue to seek out new exciting and daring adventures for Bear, and he continues to do what he does best – as exemplified in these two different types of shows,” said Discovery Channel President and General Manager Jane Root. “From an expedition documentary to hands-on demonstrations of life-saving tips for viewers, Bear Grylls brings out the adventurer in all of us.”
According to his Discovery Channel bio, Bear Grylls is a seasoned adventurer who served with the Special Air Service, a special forces unit of the British army, where he was trained as a survival expert. He has channeled his daring spirit into feats such as the highest-ever dinner party at a table suspended below a hot air balloon at 24,500 feet, and the first unassisted crossing of the frozen North Atlantic Ocean in an open rigid inflatable boat.