Running Wild with Bear Grylls

10 Best Episodes of Running Wild with Bear Grylls - Season 5

The famed survivalist takes A-list celebrities on journeys into the wildest locations around the world, forcing the stars to push their bodies and minds to the limit to successfully complete the adventure of a lifetime.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 06, 2023.

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Running Wild with Bear Grylls - S5E1

#10 - Brie Larson In Pearl Islands (Season 5 - Episode 1)

Actress Brie Larson accompanies Bear Grylls on a jungle adventure across a remote island in the Gulf of Panama. They begin their journey by jumping out of a helicopter into the ocean. From there, they make a perilous trek through a crocodile-filled mangrove swamp that turns into a dangerous maze as the tide rises.

The episode was rated 7.33 from 63 votes.

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#9 - Joel McHale in Arizona Slot Canyons (Season 5 - Episode 2)


The often clever, always snarky actor and comedian Joel McHale joins Bear Grylls in the Arizona desert for an adventure unlike any other. They set out to traverse a massive slot canyon in hopes of surviving the wild, but first they have to survive one another! Huge cliffs, nasty food and unorthodox survival strategies abound in this hilarious misadventure

The episode was rated 7.40 from 45 votes.

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#8 - Zachary Quinto in the Panama Jungle (Season 5 - Episode 10)

Bear Grylls and actor Zachary Quinto race the clock to traverse a dense Panamanian jungle before an impending storm makes landfall. Their adventure begins with a helicopter ride, but once dropped off deep in the brush, they must rely on a primitive navigation technique to help them reach their extraction point, and it won’t be easy! From massive cliffs and steep ravines to an underground river cave and an old crashed plane, there are obstacles at every turn.

The episode was rated 7.46 from 39 votes.

Running Wild with Bear Grylls - S5E8

#7 - Alex Honnold in the Swiss Alps (Season 5 - Episode 8)


Free Solo rock-climber Alex Honnold joins Bear Grylls for a breathtaking adventure through the Swiss Alps! Alex is no stranger to dizzying heights, but he’s not used to falling from them, so Bear kicks off the journey with a skydive into the jagged mountains. From there, it’s a six-mile trek through craggy valleys and sheer cliffs where Bear teaches Alex how to survive in the wild, but the tables turn when Alex takes Bear on a hair-raising climb.

The episode was rated 7.56 from 39 votes.

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#6 - Channing Tatum in Gloppedalsura, Norway (Season 5 - Episode 7)

It’s been five years since Channing Tatum first appeared on Running Wild with Bear Grylls, and he’s back for more – this time in the wilds of Norway! Their journey kicks off by skydiving into brutal terrain where giant boulder fields and towering cliffs stand in the way of extraction. During their seven-mile trek, Bear tests Channing to see how far he’s come as a survivor – from foraging for food to Navy SEAL-style cold-water immersion training. Channing even learns the ancient art of trout tickling.

The episode was rated 7.56 from 39 votes.

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#5 - Bobby Bones in the Norway Fjords (Season 5 - Episode 9)


On-air radio personality Bobby Bones joins Bear Grylls for the adventure of a lifetime in a massive Norwegian Fjord! A helicopter ride into the mountains is where their journey begins, but from there, danger lurks at every turn – from giant rock domes and deadly bogs to raging rivers with currents strong enough to move cars. On top of that, the only way to reach their extraction is to rappel down a 300-foot waterfall.

The episode was rated 7.57 from 37 votes.

Running Wild with Bear Grylls - S5E6

#4 - Dave Bautista in Glen Canyon, Arizona (Season 5 - Episode 6)

Bear Grylls takes former WWE world champion and action star Dave Bautista on a super-sized adventure in the Arizona desert. Navigating through perilous canyon descents, brutal falls and the raging Colorado River is no easy task. With Bear as his tag-team partner, Dave is up for the challenge to see if he still has that fight inside, but Mother Nature could prove to be his toughest opponent yet in this match of a lifetime.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 36 votes.

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#3 - Armie Hammer in Sardinia (Season 5 - Episode 5)


Golden Globe-nominated actor Armie Hammer pairs with Bear Grylls to scuba dive in search of an underwater sea cave reportedly used by smugglers somewhere off the coast of Sardinia. Along the way, Armie battles his paralyzing fear of heights and samples some local delicacies — and things take an unexpected turn when he gets hijacked in the middle of the expedition.

The episode was rated 7.66 from 35 votes.

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#2 - Rob Riggle in Iceland (Season 5 - Episode 4)

Comedic actor Rob Riggle joins Bear Grylls on an adventure on Iceland’s Vatnajokull Glacier. Their journey begins with a helicopter ride over “the land of fire and ice,” aptly named for constant volcanic activity beneath the surface. Once dropped off, Bear and Rob must navigate a stretch of jagged ice fields, deep moulins and deep crevasses. Without food or supplies to make shelter, their mission is to find an airdropped emergency cache.

The episode was rated 7.72 from 47 votes.

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#1 - Cara Delevingne in Sardinia Mountains (Season 5 - Episode 3)


Actress, supermodel and social-media influencer Cara Delevingne realizes a long-held dream of accompanying Bear Grylls on an adventure. Sweeping Cara off her scooter and onto a helicopter, Bear leads Cara up the mountains of Sardinia. At nearly a mile high in elevation, Bear shows Cara how to brave several heart-stopping obstacles including pulling herself across a horizontal line suspended 200 feet in the air and rappelling down a dangerous waterfall.

The episode was rated 7.79 from 52 votes.

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