Bear’s Mission Everest

DISCOVERY CHANNEL – Wednesday 27 August, 9.30pm

For adventurer, Bear Grylls, it’s not enough that he’s already taken on the swamps of the Everglades, the Costa Rican rainforest and the snow and ice of the Icelandic wilderness in Man vs Wild. In this two hour special, he is going one step further by making a daring attempt to fly a paramotor above Mount Everest, the roof of the world. Bear and his small team of friends and advisers spend several months training to fly in one of the most exposed and hostile environments known to man, the Himalayas. Facing wind speeds of up to 322 kilometres per hour, temperatures of -73 degrees Celsius and an altitude of 9.1 kilometres, they will battle to achieve their dream.
Look out for Man vs Wild Season 2 in September, Wednesday nights at 9.30pm.