Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Season 2, Episode 2: Iceland

Season 1 Episode 11: Iceland

Grylls parachutes into the extreme landscape of Iceland, the site of a vicious blizzard, 50 mph (80km/h) winds, icy glacial waters, boiling hot mud and volcanic springs. He demonstrates how to make a snow cave, find water in volcanic underground tunnels and avoid frostbite. To find food in this subarctic environment, Grylls scavenges a sheep for its eyeballs and mutton fat, and catches a ptarmigan. He demonstrates with his shoelaces the boiling of the eyeballs and mutton in the geysers, to save digestion energy and disinfect scavenged food.

Bear's Knife: Gerber Gator Serrated

Info: In this Icelandic trek, Bear brings along this rubber-gripped, full stainless steel knife from Gerber that packs in a rugged design with multiple use reliability. Available here at

Bear's Jacket: Arc'teryx Theta AR

Info: For upper body protection and insulation, Bear wears this indigo jacket from Arc'teryx Theta. It is water-repellent, cold-sealing - perfect for the unpredictable Iceland climate. Available here at

Bear's Boots: Merrell Norsehund Alpha Snowboot

Info: Bear uses these heavy-duty waterproof snow boots from Merrell to traverse the rocky, snow-laden terrain. These boots allow for traction, mobility and protection from the cold. Available here at

Bear's Watch: Breitling Men's Watch A73322

Info: Bear wears his staple time piece, this handsome and luxurious watch from Breitling. Available here at

Bear's Fleece: Blue Polar Fleece

Info: For extra warmth and upper body protection from frostbite, bear wears polar fleece. Available here at

Bear's Shirt: Gray T-shirt

Info: Bear wears a basic gray t-shirt as his undershirt in this episode. Available here at

Bear's Pants: Gray Cargo Pants

Info: Bear wears multi-pocketed cargo pants in this escapade in Icelandic territory. Available here at

Bear's Gloves: Columbia Karako Pass

Info: Bear protects his hands from intense cold temperatures with these gloves from Columbia. Available here at

Bear's Flint: Light My Fire Original Swedish FireSteel Army 12,000 Strike Fire Starter

Info: As in most of this survival treks, Bear brings along his flint which is an essential item for survival. Available here at


  1. this was a brilliant coat when I was climbing everest, I would give it a 10/10

  2. So I just to correct the jacket. In this chapter Bear was wearing a Haglofs Jacket if you see with detail some parts. In another hand the right color of the Arcteryx jacket (Alaska - First season) the color is "Eclipse" from the Arcteryx winter season 2005 it was built with goretex xcr instead goretex pro shell. The theta ar jacket is the correct model. Your blog is awesome! Best regards!