September 18, 2007
Ultimate Survival in Addis and Khartoum
The Discovery Channel is touting a new show called
Survivorman Ultimate Survival at the moment. The main premise seems to be letting its host loose in a number of extreme environments and watching how he fares.
The publicity slogan is something like "We exposed him to altitudes of more than 3,000 metres above sea-level...we exposed him to temperatures of 40 degrees..."
What a wimp! That is like a bog-standard week in high-altitude Addis Ababa (well, maybe Entoto) followed by a bog-standard week in Khartoum (currently 43 degrees outside and climbing).
And he's not even doing it while keeping to the current Ramadan fast - no food and more importantly no water from dawn to dusk. Now that would make a good show.
Posted by aheavens at September 18, 2007 12:03 PM
After weeks of 45+ degrees in the sun, living in a tent and working in Sudan. I've got to say I am not impressed in the least by this guy.
Posted by: aaron at September 21, 2007 11:33 PM
Andrew-you have lived in Africa too long so what is impressive to other ferenjs does nothing for you.....
Posted by: Safiya at September 24, 2007 3:06 PM