Recently on Discovery Channel, MAN VS. WILD used the unique terrain and snowpack at Island Lake to film a special episode of the hit TV series, where viewers are shown the effects to the human body in extreme cold conditions. Adventurer Bear Grylls and his team filmed during the 2009/10 winter season, taking advantage of a deep early season snowpack. The crew blasted a portion of a mountain to intentionally set off an avalanche, which buried Bear under the snow to see how long he was able to survive the suffocating conditions. Bear then swam 3 feet under the ice-frozen lake to simulate surviving a fall through freezing ice. While Bear survived these Canadian Rockies elements, it was during a glissade that his cameraman, filming from a toboggan, smashed into Bear at 45 mph. With his leg injured and the cameraman’s nose broken – both had to be evacuated by helicopter.
Island Lake Lodge Catskiing has been providing unique backcountry ski experiences for over 20 years.
MAN VS. WILD airs on Discovery Channel. For more information, please visit http://press.discovery.com/us/dsc/programs/man-vs-wild/.
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