Man vs. Wild

10 Best Episodes of Man vs. Wild

MAN VS. WILD brings seasoned adventurer Bear Grylls face to face with the grueling task of navigating remote locations, sharing invaluable survival strategies along the way.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 04, 2023.

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Man vs. Wild - S7E2

#15 - New Zealand South Island (Season 7 - Episode 2)

This week Bear braves the remote wilderness of New Zealand's South Island, crossing the country's tallest mountains and attempting to start a fire with wood that is soaking wet.

The episode was rated 8.06 from 49 votes.

Man vs. Wild - S5E2

#14 - Northern Australia (Season 5 - Episode 2)


In Australia's Northern Territory, Grylls must rely on many of the skills honed by the Aboriginal people to survive in this sweltering landscape dominated by crocodiles.

The episode was rated 8.07 from 29 votes.

Man vs. Wild - S4E2

#13 - Alabama (Season 4 - Episode 2)

Grylls wrestles a pig, squeezes through some tight spots, and survives a forest fire in the swamps of Alabama. It is revealed that Grylls broke his shoulder while in Antarctica two months previously.

The episode was rated 8.08 from 38 votes.

Man vs. Wild - S4E7

#12 - The Inside Story (Season 4 - Episode 7)


The Man vs. Wild crew who follow Grylls on his travels across the globe, tell how it feels to follow in his footsteps and reveal just how they make Man vs. Wild.

The episode was rated 8.10 from 21 votes.

Man vs. Wild - S4E1

#11 - Arctic Circle (Season 4 - Episode 1)

Grylls goes to the Arctic Circle, where he encounters a frozen waterfall, wild reindeer and some of the coldest conditions on the planet.

The episode was rated 8.12 from 41 votes.

Man vs. Wild - S3E10

#10 - Turkey (Season 3 - Episode 10)


Grylls heads to Turkey where he deals with dangerous animals and he also takes to the water

The episode was rated 8.19 from 26 votes.

Man vs. Wild - S6E2

#9 - Cape Wrath, Scotland (Season 6 - Episode 2)

In Scotland off the rugged coast of Cape Wrath, Bear is dropped into open ocean. After getting ashore, he realises he's on an island and must swim to the mainland. Bear fashions a wetsuit from a seal's hide to withstand the frigid crossing. Well into the trek, he is forced to turn back as an incoming estuary tide nearly cuts him off. After he makes it to dry land, Bear has a close call with the steep treacherous Scottish rock terrain

The episode was rated 8.20 from 30 votes.

Man vs. Wild - S2E8

#8 - Zambia (Season 2 - Episode 8)


Grylls drops into the mighty Zambezi river.

The episode was rated 8.24 from 21 votes.

Man vs. Wild - S4E11

#7 - Guatemala (Season 4 - Episode 11)

Grylls rappels onto a live volcano in Guatemala, navigates a waterfall in an underground cave, creates a nest to safely sleep in but gets an unwelcome bed buddy, and encounters ancient Mayan ruins.

The episode was rated 8.25 from 28 votes.

Man vs. Wild - S2E10

#6 - Ring of Fire: Jungle Swamp (1) (Season 2 - Episode 10)


Grylls battles the fierce swamps in Sumatra, Indonesia. As he struggles to keep dry and avoid trench foot, he runs into several types of wildlife, including lizards and the deadly mangrove snake.

The episode was rated 8.29 from 24 votes.

Man vs. Wild - S2E12

#5 - Siberia (1) (Season 2 - Episode 12)

With temperatures dipping to -50°C, Grylls has to keep warm before hypothermia sets in. He uses snares to catch his food, and a fire to keep warm. He puts up a scenario for the great dangers to walk over a frozen lake, and how to survive without drowning and/or before hypothermia sets in.

The episode was rated 8.30 from 23 votes.

Man vs. Wild - S2E11

#4 - Ring of Fire: Castaway (2) (Season 2 - Episode 11)


Dropped by helicopter, Grylls has to survive on a remote island located in Indonesia. He hunts for stingrays and land crabs while drinking whatever fresh clean rain water he may get. In the end he builds a small raft out of drift wood of bamboo and heads to the sea.

The episode was rated 8.32 from 22 votes.

Man vs. Wild - S2E13

#3 - Siberia: Land of Ice (2) (Season 2 - Episode 13)

Grylls is in Siberia, learning survival techniques from the Tuvans and, eating raw yak liver as well as drinking its blood for food.

The episode was rated 8.36 from 14 votes.

Man vs. Wild - S5E6

#2 - Extreme Desert (Season 5 - Episode 6)


In the Mojave Desert Grylls puts himself in the path of a man-made sandstorm, takes on the full force of a man-made flash flood and HALO jump from 30,000 feet. His body is pushed to the limit as the temperature soars from minus 40 to 110 degrees.

The episode was rated 8.39 from 23 votes.

Man vs. Wild - S1E14

#1 - Ecuador (Season 1 - Episode 14)

Bear Grylls offers survival tips in the Ecuadorian jungle. Included: building a bamboo bridge; making a bow and arrow; determining which plants are poisonous.

The episode was rated 8.48 from 29 votes.

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