11 episodes

True and gripping tales of survival, tragedy, and triumph from the depths of the wild.

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    • Documentary
    • 4.6, 33 Ratings

True and gripping tales of survival, tragedy, and triumph from the depths of the wild.

    Stranded in the Grand Canyon

    Stranded in the Grand Canyon

    One of the five million people each year who made that journey was Amber Van Hecke in March of 2017. A lover of the outdoors, the college student planned on a 3,000-mile solo road trip for spring break with this as the ultimate destination. First, she wanted to see the nearby Havasu Falls, but when she turned onto a road that did not exist due to a Google maps error, things took a turn for the worst.

    • 6 min
    A Lost Boy

    A Lost Boy

    The party of six had left the Katahdin Stream campsite in Maine around 1 o'clock to make the Hunt Trail climb. The group included Donn Fendler, twelve years old, his father, two brothers Tom and Ryan, and his friends, Henry and Fred.

    • 18 min
    Rock Star Life Becomes an Unspeakable Nightmare

    Rock Star Life Becomes an Unspeakable Nightmare

    Flying in a private plane with your bros headed back to California, after a gig in South Carolina with Gavin DeGraw and Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction. It’s what many of us dream of as kids, but for Travis Barker of Blink-182 and Adam Goldstein (better known as DJ AM,) that dream became an unspeakable nightmare.

    • 8 min
    Cold, Hungry, and Desperate

    Cold, Hungry, and Desperate

    Aron Ralston is a classic example of someone who did the unthinkable. After slipping into a canyon slit, he amputated his arm from the elbow down in order to escape an 800-pound boulder. He was then rescued after making his way out of the canyon which he called home for nearly a week.

    In 2013, another astonishing story took place involving Marco Lavoie. A 44-year-old outdoorsman of Canada facing likely death under the most extreme of conditions. Sometimes nature’s most terrifying moments can only be faced head-on with the fiercest determination and will to survive.

    • 6 min
    Wandering in Bitterroot

    Wandering in Bitterroot

    Kaden and Arden Laga thought that they would enjoy a vacation in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness that straddles Montana and Idaho before welcoming their first child into the world. Fate had a different plan for the Iowa couple.

    • 6 min
    Sierra Nevada Views Turn Deadly

    Sierra Nevada Views Turn Deadly

    Mount Goddard — an isolated mountain that is home to the largest peak in its immediate region. Located in Kings Canyon National Park, Mount Goddard is 500 feet higher than any of its neighboring peaks. The surrounding area is incredibly wild and alpine — but Gregg Hein, a 33-year-old hiker, knew this. For him, it was just another adventure — an opportunity to connect with the great outdoors, just as he had dozens of times prior to this trip.

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

jayjay22345 ,

Amazing and Entertaining Podcast

Great podcast! Really think there is a lot of potential to this podcast. Keep it going!

Fluffygooey ,

Exciting story bites

Crazy and exciting stories of survival. Great for car trips.

Mel Mallard ,

Great stories

Fantastic stories of survival. Very compelling and amazing circumstances! A must-listen!

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