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Expedition

Head into the unknown with naturalist Steve Backshall as he journeys to the world’s last unexplored places and faces challenges around the globe, encountering extraordinary wildlife and meeting remarkable people along the way.

Expedition Unpacked: Behind the Scenes

54m 10s

In this episode we unpack the behind-the-scenes camerawork and logistics that made filming five of our expeditions possible. Working together, Steve and the team not only ventured into the unknown, they brought these epics journeys to the TV screen.

Episodes

  • Oman - Desert Fortress: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Oman - Desert Fortress

    S1 E10 - 50m 28s

    Visit the remote and impenetrable Dhofar Mountains in Oman, where Steve Backshall hopes to become the first to climb unexplored cliffs. Along the way, he encounters one of the rarest animals on Earth.

  • Suriname - Ghost River: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Suriname - Ghost River

    S1 E9 - 49m 29s

    Join Steve Backshall in a region of Suriname that’s so remote, it could conceal undiscovered natural wonders. He and his team travel deep into the jungle to kayak an unnamed river. The journey results in a surprise beyond their wildest dreams.

  • Greenland - Ice Mountain: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Greenland - Ice Mountain

    S1 E8 - 47m 44s

    Follow Steve Backshall as he tries to summit a remote and unclimbed mountain in Greenland’s Stauning Alps. After facing quicksand, a river and a glacier to reach basecamp, the climb gives Steve a unique insight into a fast-changing environment.

  • Mexico - Maya Underworld: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Mexico - Maya Underworld

    S1 E7 - 49m 22s

    Return to Mexico, where Steve Backshall explores a honeycomb of subterranean Mexican caves that the ancient Maya believed were a portal to a terrifying underworld. In a dark and flooded cave, Steve finds incredible never-before-seen artifacts.

  • Bhutan – White Water: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Bhutan – White Water

    S1 E6 - 50m 10s

    Join Steve Backshall in the foothills of the Himalaya, where he plans to kayak the last unrun river in Bhutan, which runs through the country’s steepest gorge. Before his attempt, Steve seeks blessing from a local Buddhist monastery.

  • Borneo – Dark Shadow: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Borneo – Dark Shadow

    S1 E5 - 48m

    Follow Steve Backshall as he drops down a sinkhole to explore a series of underground Bornean caves threatened by deforestation and limestone quarrying. The journey may lead to the potential to explore other undiscovered subterranean worlds.

  • Mexico – Flooded Caves: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Mexico – Flooded Caves

    S1 E4 - 50m 53s

    Dive into a network of unexplored caves under the Yucatan Peninsula with Steve Backshall. After trekking through kilometers of scorpion-infested Mexican jungle to reach the caves, he faces the terror of being lost in an underwater silt cloud.

  • Suriname – Lost World: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Suriname – Lost World

    S1 E3 - 48m 28s

    Travel to the Guiana Shield with Steve Backshall, whose mission is to discover its abundance of wildlife and natural wonders. He travels deep into the untouched jungle, finding animals that have never encountered humans.

  • Greenland - Frozen Frontier: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Greenland - Frozen Frontier

    S1 E2 - 50m 22s

    Accompany Steve Backshall to Greenland, where he aims to kayak across the world’s largest fjord during the Arctic’s most volatile and dangerous time of year – the spring melt – in an attempt to understand how rising temperatures impact the area.

  • Oman - Desert Canyon: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Oman - Desert Canyon

    S1 E1 - 48m 18s

    Follow Steve Backshall to Oman, where he plans to drop nearly 1,300 feet into the deepest canyon in Southern Arabia. In the scorching desert heat, Steve and his team will explore an area where no human has ever set foot.

Extras + Features

  • Episode 10 Preview | Oman - Desert Fortress: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 10 Preview | Oman - Desert Fortress

    S1 E10 - 30s

    Visit the remote and impenetrable Dhofar Mountains in Oman, where Steve Backshall hopes to become the first to climb unexplored cliffs. Along the way, he encounters one of the rarest animals on Earth.

  • Abseiling Into a Sinkhole: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Abseiling Into a Sinkhole

    S1 E10 - 2m 21s

    Steve’s journey in Oman begins with British climbers Hazel Findlay and John Arran. They abseil into a sinkhole where they’ll find their only source of water for the next several miles of their expedition.

  • Steve’s Three-Day Climb: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Steve’s Three-Day Climb

    S1 E10 - 2m 49s

    On day two, Steve joins Hazel and John as they inspect their climb, which is steeper than the group had initially expected. The climb to the top will take three days where they’ll meet Khalid al Hikmani, an Omani National Park Ranger, to see if his cameras have been triggered by any wildlife.

  • Wildlife at Cliff Camp: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Wildlife at Cliff Camp

    S1 E10 - 2m 58s

    Steve takes the opportunity to explore the cliff camp while Hazel and John continue to ascend the cliff face. He finds signs of wildlife, stumbling upon a set of ibex hoofprints and rock hyrax footprints. Both animals are built for the steep climbs along these mountain ranges.

  • Dhofar Mountains: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Dhofar Mountains

    S1 E10 - 3m 52s

    The deserts of southern Oman are home to one of the most elusive big cats on Earth, the Arabian leopard. Steve meets Khalid al Hikmani who has been working in the mountains for 12 years and has only seen the leopard three times.

  • Ghost River: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Ghost River

    S1 E9 - 54s

    Jungle expert Michel Boeijen and Surinamese guide Ile Opodi join Steve on his latest journey through Suriname. As they map out their route, they brainstorm names for an unexplored river, settling on Ghost River.

  • The Team Faces an Obstacle: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Team Faces an Obstacle

    S1 E9 - 2m

    Everyone joins together to help navigate two boats packed with kit through rough waters. Too difficult to steer onboard and risking the possibility of boat damage, they must wade through the deep channel, pushing the boats by foot.

  • The Wildlife of Suriname: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Wildlife of Suriname

    S1 E9 - 2m 1s

    During their time on the river, Steve and Aldo spot curious capuchin monkeys hopping amongst the trees as well as capybaras, the world’s largest rodent.

  • A New Discovery: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    A New Discovery

    S1 E9 - 2m 32s

    The team celebrates when they come across an immense waterfall on the river. Now one of the largest waterfalls in Suriname, it has yet to be marked on any map.

  • The Jungle at Night: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Jungle at Night

    S1 E9 - 4m 32s

    Hidden in the tangled web of forest, there are over 7,500 species of plants and animals, alongside countless numbers of insects and arachnids. Steve goes into the jungle at night to discover some of the species that come out when darkness hits.

  • Episode 9 Preview | Suriname - Ghost River: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 9 Preview | Suriname - Ghost River

    S1 E9 - 30s

    Join Steve Backshall in a region of Suriname that’s so remote, it could conceal undiscovered natural wonders. He and his team travel deep into the jungle to kayak an unnamed river. The journey results in a surprise beyond their wildest dreams.

  • Episode 8 Preview | Greenland - Ice Mountain: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Episode 8 Preview | Greenland - Ice Mountain

    S1 E8 - 30s

    Follow Steve Backshall as he tries to summit a remote and unclimbed mountain in Greenland’s Stauning Alps. After facing quicksand, a river and a glacier to reach basecamp, the climb gives Steve a unique insight into a fast-changing environment.

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