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Expedition with Steve Backshall

Expedition with Steve Backshall

Head into the unknown with explorer 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.

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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/CPXoyAXHkMS2l-fTXB0v6A==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false 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. /episodes/get/100528 /episode/100528 Bhutan – White Water /episode-player/100528

Join Steve Backshall in the foothills on 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.

Air date:
Wed, 02/19/2020 - 04:30
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/AxKYTQdNN3P3w7o-T_0aJg==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false 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. /episodes/get/100201 /episode/100201 Mexico – Flooded Caves /episode-player/100201

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.

Air date:
Wed, 02/05/2020 - 04:30
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/4Im0b3oJfVESQUADygf3FA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false 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. /episodes/get/99506 /episode/99506 Oman - Desert Canyon /episode-player/99506

Follow Steve Backshall to Oman, where he plans to drop nearly 400 meters 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.

Air date:
Wed, 01/15/2020 - 04:30
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/CUG14LVQ6PhKMP8EvrpVLQ==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false 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. /episodes/get/100368 /episode/100368 Borneo – Dark Shadow /episode-player/100368

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.

Air date:
Thu, 01/09/2020 - 05:35
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/25x0Hd_XxRfmEfyam1_OzA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false 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. /episodes/get/100036 /episode/100036 Suriname – Lost World /episode-player/100036

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.

Air date:
Thu, 01/09/2020 - 05:25
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/scERc1WP_c8TRLPB9cQphg==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false 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. /episodes/get/99756 /episode/99756 Greenland - Frozen Frontier /episode-player/99756

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.

Air date:
Thu, 01/09/2020 - 05:15
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