Man Verses Wild Films at Island Lake
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, bury Bear feet under the snow and see how long he is able to survive the suffocating conditions of the aftermath. 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. Heli boarding
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