In a new twist, seven family member pairs are dropped miles apart on Northern Vancouver Island and must find each other. To win the $500,000 prize, they must survive the island's unforgiving terrain and deadly predators together.
As their teammates attempt to set up camp, the hikers find that Vancouver Island's terrain is even more punishing when on the move. The island beats one pair into submission, while another grapples with a devastating accident.
On Vancouver Island, a seriously injured participant weighs the risks of seeking medical help and sacrificing his shot at $500,000. Danger awaits all participants as predators continue to stalk the island’s newest inhabitants.
Desperate hikers struggle to make the final push to their teammates; and exhaustion leads a participant into the path of a predator and a dangerous confrontation.
Reunited teams dive into the difficult task of surviving together and feeding two people. Meanwhile, the final hiker's brutal mountain climb could dash his hopes of ever making it to camp.
With rain pummeling the island, teams scramble to avoid freezing flood waters, while a group attempts a massive construction project that could be a key to survival and another chooses between betraying family or tapping out.
The three remaining teams scramble for a long term advantage. One pair runs themselves ragged with an elaborate shelter build, while another hazards the freezing Pacific waters on their own small craft.
After nearly a month on Vancouver Island, the three remaining teams face existential threats at every turn. One participant is forced to fight a raging fire, while rising tensions threaten to end another partnership.
As freezing temperatures punish Vancouver Island, the remaining pairs all face game-changing scenarios; one participant is hit with a crippling illness, while another's temper drives a wedge between him and his teammate.
Ten survivalists from previous seasons return for redemption and a second chance to win the $500,000 prize. But this time, they face the dangers of Northern Mongolia, a location more wild and more remote than they’ve ever seen.
Participants explore new - and risky - food sources in Mongolia. As the survivalists begin to settle into their new remote surroundings, they realize they're not the only predators on the prowl.
The survivalists begin to face external and internal threats as they work to secure food and complete their shelters. One participant comes face-to-face with one of Mongolia's deadliest predators, while another fights to overcome a debilitating health issue.
Mongolia shows how devastating its climate can be as a monstrous storm assails the remaining survivalists. The participants are forced into their shelters and can only hope they'll hold up to the fierce wind, rain and lightning.
Seven remaining survivalists are pushed to their limits as the weather worsens in Mongolia. One participant makes a bold gamble, turning to tree bark for sustenance, another questions his ability to continue killing for food, and one faces a dangerous predator lurking in the darkness.
After almost a month of solitude, the remaining participants begin to crack. One survivalist's shelter turns into an unbearable "green monster," while another takes extreme measures waging war on an uninvited guest.
While some of the survivalists enjoy a bonanza of food, others are driven to increasingly desperate measures to sustain themselves. One hunter braves dangerous heights to stalk his prey, and another turns to one of Mongolia’s most revolting food sources.
As winter draws near, food becomes scarce and the survivalists must catch any game that comes their way, no matter the size. But lack of food isn't the only challenge, as the lack of companionship drives one participant to face his biggest fear.
As food sources disappear, hunger drives the remaining participants to a new low. One attempts a risky climb into wolf territory in search of food and another contends with a potentially game-ending health issue.
The adventure begins as ten new participants are abandoned in the remote wilderness of Patagonia to live as long as they possibly can. Faced with the unforgiving terrain of a foreign land and the onset of winter, each must act quickly to adapt to their new environment in order to survive.
As they venture deeper into the wilderness, the nine remaining survivalists realize the terrain is unlike anything they've ever experienced; one participant suffers a serious injury.
The remaining participants dig in for the long haul as they begin building their shelters. While some flourish, others fail and one is threatened by an unwanted visitor in the night.
A lack of food forces the remaining participants to get creative.
The remaining participants struggle to adapt to life in Patagonia. One survivor comes face to face with a stealth cat, and another takes on a major build project. As the days go by, one participant tries a novel strategy to outlast everyone else.
Dangerous challenges wreak havoc on the participants and force most to consider going home. While one is plagued by a potentially life-threatening infection, another battles against serious hypothermia.
As winter draws near, the participants turn to land game to survive the season, but their intended prey turns out to be more clever and more deadly than they ever could have imagined.
Winter arrives in full force, and the remaining survivors must deal with rapidly deteriorating conditions; the lack of protein pushes some to new levels of depletion; others find the pull to see family more than they can bear.
The remaining survivalists push themselves to their physical limits as fish becomes scarce; one participant takes things too far, reaching the breaking point and risking organ failure.
Emotions run high for the remaining participants as they struggle to adapt; one participant wrestles with the solitude, while the other risks it all, taking a perilous journey into the unknown.
After three weeks, mental and physical struggles take their toll on the remaining participants; some teeter on calling it quits as they battle deep-seated conflicts.
One participant races to find the salmon run before it ends, while another undertakes an epic journey; one of the survivalists tries to combat nature's fury head on.
While some of the participants push themselves to ensure long-term survival, others question their ability to endure.
The final four contend with mental fatigue and physical exhaustion. As one participant faces stiff competition for fish, another may miss the salmon run due to a potentially disastrous miscalculation.
Winter arrives and the final participants are forced to take risks as food sources dwindle. Between the frigid temperatures and the deepening need for human contact, the lure of home is stronger than ever.
The remaining participants are worn thin as starvation and isolation become unbearable. One man faces a potentially deadly situation.
In the final days of the competition, the remaining participants battle for supremacy. After pushing their minds and bodies to the breaking point, one claims the $500,000 prize.
While predators continue to cause problems for a number of the men, water soon becomes a crucial hurdle for others. From fast rising tides to relentless rains, each of the men must adapt to his new environment or tap out and go home. It's the fear of dehydration that plagues one man as another finds his survival threatened along the shoreline by a rogue wave. But it will be a quest for a clean water source that sends one man on a perilous journey in a rickety boat made of sticks.
After only a short time in the wild, the men find that extreme isolation is beginning to take its toll. A survivalist undertakes a massive cabin project, one man loses his most important tool and another is charged by a large predator leaving him to fend for his life.
Ten survival experts are dropped off in separate and extremely remote locations on Northern Vancouver Island. Equipped with only limited gear, their years of wilderness experience, and cameras to self-document their journeys, the men are completely isolated from one another as they struggle to live in the wild for as long as they can. Attempting to survive unaided in a thick and desolate rainforest presents immediate challenges to everyone. While each character battles to simply enter the dense forest and find a suitable base camp, they must also find water and make a shelter before night falls and temperatures drop. As the sun goes down, a new challenge presents itself: relentless rains and the struggle to build a fire without matches. Even worse, some find that water, shelter and fire are the least of their worries when the island's large predators wake from their dens and begin to stalk their new neighbors.
A punishing storm batters the remaining men and gale force winds rip through their makeshift camps. One survivalist pushes his bush-craft skills to limit trying to find a way to set sail on the turbulent seas.
The remaining participants are finally adapting to the unforgiving environment but the search for food leads them into harm’s way. One man is forced to abandon his new boat miles from camp while the punishing rain forces all of the men to question their ability to remain in the wild.
The contestants have to deal with extreme isolation in the wild, where they face psychological battles as well as the elements.
As the days pass, the remaining survivalists show signs of cracking. One man battles isolation as another breaks down after missing his daughters 4th birthday. But it's the real dangers of the environment that could spell the end for one participant when he finds himself stalked by a cougar.
In the brutally freezing temperatures the hunt for food becomes the paramount focus of the remaining survivalists. While some find gratifying success; others face complete failure and obstacles that beat them down emotionally and push one man to the brink.
Temperatures plummet on the island and the remaining contestants are forced to face the onset of winter head on. One man risks it all with a risky move while everyone struggles with the ongoing effects of isolation and freezing temperatures.
Just two men remain on Vancouver Island as a vicious storm approaches, leaving them having to contend with the elements and starvation.