Man vs. Wild
Siberia (Part 1 of 2)
Original Air Date: May 30, 2008
Jeff P. – TwoCents Reviewer
This week in part 1 of the two part season finale, Bear Grylls heads off to one of the coldest places on the Earth: Siberia. Here it is right after Memorial Day weekend and I have to feel cold again? Say it ain’t so, Bear.
Bear takes a 7000 foot plunge out of a helicopter into an all white background below. He lands safely, but is immediately freezing with temperatures at minus 20 degrees Fahrenheit! You must keep moving or risk freezing to death. He tells us that the Trans-Siberian railway is 100 miles away and that will be his only way out of here. He demonstrates how quickly that metal can freeze to your skin in this climate by placing his knife against his hand. It sticks right to it! He then shows us the best way to remove it.. he urinates on his hand. Am I the only one who’s concerned that he gets caught in his zipper in this scene? Yikes!