According to the Discovery Channel, Grylls was dropped by helicopter at the top of the 700-foot canyon, then climbed down an enormous tree to reach a white-water river. Followed by a cameraman, Grylls also came face to face with a wild boar, braved a forest fire and was trapped without light in a limestone cave.
The episode was filmed in March. At the time, Grylls wrote on his Discovery Channel blog: “We filmed in the swamps of Alabama, and the show included some great moments with forest fire, pig wrestles and very tight caving, not to mention getting picked up by state troopers after being pulled for hitching a ride on a logging truck to end the show!”
The Little River Canyon episode of “Man Vs. Wild” will air at 9 p.m. Wednesday on the Discovery Channel.