Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Fear + Excitement = Enjoyment
Thanks to the amazing Stephanie, Jake's Man v. Wild episode.
It's thrilling to watch Jake and Bear navigate the terrain and the weather. Bear is a patient, trusty guide and Jake is a quick study. The promo clips showed a glimpse, but you get to see Jake trek through snow, dig a cave, traverse a snow tunnel (scary!), cross a river and, of course, crawl on a rope over a deep ravine.
Jake was gorgeous, funny, serious, scared, intrepid, adventurous and triumphant. And Bear wasn't bad, either!
Here's Part One:
One of the adventures we didn't see in promo clips was Jake and Bear crossing a river. Which they had to do shirtless. I think that's in Part 4:
If you can't access that, here's a peek:
Is it chilly in here?
The rope crossing was amazing, even with the sneak preview we got. It was very tense waiting to see Jake make it across, and his sense of joy, relief and pride was palpable:
By the end of the episode, Jake's fear of heights seemed to disappear, as he triumphantly ascended to make their exit, dangling happily from the helicopter. What a difference two days makes!
For people who want to relive or who haven't gotten to see Jake's Man v. Wild episode: If those IHJ links are too slow, here are two separate places to find it: Five clips on youtube or the whole episode.