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Real Survival Stories
Real Survival Stories

True stories of ordinary people thrust into extraordinary survival situations. Stranded in the desert. Lost in the jungle. Marooned in the mountains.... more

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Lost in the Forest: Two Weeks Off-Trail

In Hawaii, a yoga instructor pays a visit to her local forest reserve. Amanda Eller intends to take a short... more

22 Feb 2024 · 50 minutes
Dilemma on Mont Blanc: Friendship or Survival?

A London firefighter swaps the intense heat of his day job for the extreme cold of Western Europe’s tallest mountain.... more

15 Feb 2024 · 47 minutes
Plane Crash in the High Sierras

In 1976, Lauren Elder takes up the last-minute offer of a sightseeing flight with some friends. The plan is to... more

08 Feb 2024 · 51 minutes
Deep Sea Diver: Miracle on the Seabed

A commercial diver finds himself cut off from his support team. When a routine shift goes awry, Chris Lemons is... more

01 Feb 2024 · 47 minutes
Himalaya Rock Fall: Look Out Below…

An academic from the UK gets into serious trouble in the world’s highest mountain range. Jonathan Bamber has set his... more

25 Jan 2024 · 55 minutes
Arctic Adventure: Showdown on the Tundra

Teenager Alex Messenger journeys into remotest Canada in search of true adventure. He never imagines he’ll end up fighting for... more

18 Jan 2024 · 48 minutes
Man Overboard: No Land in Sight

In 2013, Brett Archibald travels to Indonesia with some friends. His hopes for a memorable holiday come true… but for... more

11 Jan 2024 · 52 minutes
Introducing: Short History Of… The Conquest of Everest

This is a taster episode from our sister show, Short History Of… If you enjoy it and want to hear... more

28 Dec 2023 · 55 minutes
Forest Ablaze: Run for Your Life

Scott Johnson and his wife Marybeth have an idyllic life in rural Oregon. Surrounded by ancient woodland, forest fires are... more

21 Dec 2023 · 52 minutes
Battered by a Megastorm: Yacht Race Catastrophe

Nick Ward is a young English sailor chasing a lifetime ambition, as he competes in one of the world’s elite... more

14 Dec 2023 · 55 minutes
Real Survival Stories
Lost in the Forest: Two Weeks Off-Trail
Real Survival Stories