No camera crew. No producers. At stake: $500,000 for whoever lasts the longest. It is the ultimate test of man’s will to survive and this is the premise for History’s Alone. It is the boldest survival experiment ever attempted. Ten men will enter the wilderness carrying only what they can fit in a small backpack.
They will be alone in harsh, unforgiving terrain with a single mission – stay alive as long as they can. These men will hunt, build shelters, and fend off predators. They will face extreme isolation and psychological distress as they plunge into the unknown and document the experience themselves.
The engaging reality styled program kicks off with ten survival experts dropped off in separate and extremely remote locations on Northern Vancouver Island. Equipped with only limited gear, their years of wilderness experience and supplied with cameras to self-document their journeys, the men are completely isolated from one another as they struggle to live in the wild for as long as they can.
Attempting to survive unaided in a thick and desolate rainforest presents immediate challenges to everyone. While each character battles to simply enter the dense forest and find a suitable base camp, they must also find water and make a shelter before night falls and temperatures drop.
As the sun goes down, a new challenge presents itself: relentless rains and the struggle to build a fire without matches. Even worse, some find that water, shelter and fire are the least of their worries when the island’s large predators wake from their dens and begin to stalk their new neighbours.
History’s Alone premieres 22 June 2015 at 11pm on History (Astro Ch555) and History HD (Astro Ch575).