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Greenlit: Charley Boorman’s Extreme Frontiers, Ch5

Charley Boorman’s Extreme Frontiers (4 x 60′) –  He’s ridden through Africa in the award winning series Long Way Down, braved the wilds of the North on his 20,000 mile Long Way Round adventure and now Charley Boorman, accompanied by producer/director Russ Malkin, set out on an epic 10,300 mile journey across Canada, the world’s second largest country. Travelling principally on motorbikes, the series sees Charley and Russ traversing each of the 10 Canadian Provinces, 2 Frontiers, 3 Oceans and 4 Extreme Frontiers from East to West revealing a unique insight into this beautiful country.

Never before has Charley had the opportunity to deeply explore one country. Each episode sees them embark on a series of dangerous, frightening, inspiring and hilarious tasks from canoeing to rodeo, heli-mountain biking to ice hockey. Charley also braves the impressive 8,000m peak Mount Fable in Alberta and overcoming his claustrophobia whilst wreck diving in Lake Huron. Every challenge reveals the breathtaking wilderness of Canada, its people and its diverse culture. It sees the team delve into its rich history whilst being pushed to the limit in a series of often tough challenges.

Key challenges featured in the show include:

  • Hunting for icebergs off the coast of Newfoundland
  • Riding the tidal bore in Nova Scotia
  • Dirt biking in New Brunswick
  • Wreck Diving in one of the second largest of the great lakes, Lake Huron in Ontario
  • Learning how to become a Canadian ice hockey player with First Nation player Reggie Leach in Ontario
  • Canoeing on the Bloodvein River for 3 days & overnighting with the First Nation indigenous community in Manitoba
  • Learning how to do Rodeo the hard way in Maple Creek Saskatchewan
  • Training how to become a cowboy in Alberta
  • Climbing 8,000 m peak Mount Fable with Canadian mountaineering Barry Blanchard legend in Alberta. Barry famously trained Sylvester Stallone in ‘Cliffhanger’
  • Experiencing the world famous Calgary Stampede opening parade in Alberta
  • Learning how the indigenous Tuk community survive in the Arctic circle in the Northwest Territories
  • Learning how to mine for gold in Dawson City up in the Yukon
  • Trekking on the world’s 3rd largest glacier in the Yukon
  • Flying over the Rockies in a glider in British Columbia
  • Heli-biking in British Columbia
  • Pot holing in British Columbian
  • Finishing the trip with a huge biker convoy across Vancouver Island into Torfino on the Pacific Ocean

To see unseen clips from Charley’s adventure visit the Charley Boorman’s Extreme Frontiers website.

Charley Boorman’s Extreme Frontiers DVD and book will be available nationwide in the 1st week of January 2012

Channel: Channel 5

Producer: Big Earath

TX: December 2011

Source: Channel 5 Press Office

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