New Zealand Alps
Nine strangers, teamed in groups of
three, are about to be whisked away to the frigid Southern Alps of New
Zealand for 72 hours
with no food, no shelter, and only one bottle of water. Danger awaits
them at every corner, but if they make it out on the other side, there
is $100,000 waiting for them.
44; Chicago; sales executive
32; Van Nuys, CA; waitress
35; Long Beach, CA; ex-MLB pitcher
30; Brick, NJ; corrections officer
30; Morristown, NJ; lawyer
48; Austin, TX; professional organizer
45; Poconos, PA; full-time mom
26; Durango, CO; firefighter
26; Sarasota, FL; dancer
There's only one rule... Be the first
team to find the briefcase of money... and you get to take it home. But
there is a catch. You have to FIND IT first. Aside from fresh clothes
and a bottle of water each, you have a GPS and a walkie-talkie. The GPS
will lead you to supply drops toward the money, and the radio will be
your lifeline for survival.
And the adventure for $100,000... STARTS
The first Supply Drop is located 3 miles
away above Slip Creek, designated by an orange windsock.
It's the first day, and Frank's already
stretching his hammies out. And his team is in third.
SUPPLY DROP 1
First to the orange windsock.. Green
Team. Each team has their choice of items in three identical cases.
Every supply is useful, but not every item is necessary for survival, so
choosing the right items to carry with you is crucial.
The Reds and Blues are right behind.
REDS: First aid kit, flares & flint,
hammock, 2 walking sticks, warm clothes & ponchos, fishing rod
... but Frank now has lost the radio. The
others quickly find it. "No more losing (BLEEP)!"
All the teams are now on their way to
Supply Drop 2, over the glacier 13 miles away on the banks of the
Matukituki River. Reds lead.
Alanna has a medical condition, Raynaud's,
which means that she doesn't get circulation to her hands and feet. The
question: do they call for a Relief Drop to help that out? They do...
Each team is equipped with the ability to
call for a Relief Drop, which will always contain water, limited food,
and supplies. You can call for it if you need it, but it comes with a
one-hour penalty. After the penalty, they speed-walk.
The Blues ultimately join the Greens in
camp and Relief. The Reds keep moving.... kicking and screaming, but
moving. They set up camp down the road, and it takes them a long time,
but they get fire.
Day 2 begins with the Blues taking off
without saying goodbye to the Greens. Over on the Reds, Jessica needs
some attention to her knee. Those problems cost them the lead.
Meanwhile, the Blues are going over the mountain in the lead. The Greens
are right behind.
Back with the Reds, and Jessica wants to
radio for a medic. She does so. Meanwhile the Greens are going onward
and upward. Alanna can't feel her hands and feet. She takes a moment...
but is she coming down with hypothermia? The Blues... are stopped by
Frank. Is he going to throw in a towel? Is Megan going to? Not until a
Relief Drop come.
Alanna gets under a tent and we notice
that her foot is bone white. She wants to continue, but is her body
able? Meanwhile, over on the Reds, the medic Mark wants to take a look
at Jessica's knee in the medical center. So Alterik & Jackie are
continuing the trek without her. The Blues are still waiting on their
relief and have fallen into last place. The Reds catch up to the Greens
to take the lead. Jackie proposes an alliance with the Greens to pool
resources. Mike ends up motivating Frank to continue on the race, but
what will Megan say? They head ... to the next Supply Drop.
Meanwhile, Alanna spots the windsock and
makes a break for it.
SUPPLY DROP 2
The Greens are first, followed by the
Reds. They get a raft. The Reds still don't know whether or not Jessica
is coming back. Meanwhile, all three teams set up for a tow, BUT...
Brandon radios in for the Reds with the answer to their questions...
"This helicopter... is here for you. Jessica suffered a fracture to her
knee as well as torn ligaments. She CANNOT continue." It's GAME OVER for
the Red Team.
The Greens lead on a 2.5 mile traverse
down the Matukituki River. The Blues pull to the side and set up camp to
rest up for the night. And Frank, who was all but ready to throw it in,
finally manned up.
DAY 3 starts with renewed energy and a
SUPPLY DROP 3
... The GREEN Team is first. The GPS will
no longer be of any use to you. The money is on an island in the lake.
Brandon radios in for the final Supply Drop... a JET SKI.
The Greens are on the island first,
followed by the Blues. But who's going to climb the mountain to the
cash? The clue Brandon said... "The money is on an island in the middle
of the lake."
On top of the island... is another lake.
In that lake... another island. And on that island... THE MONEY! THE
GREENS TAKE THE GREEN!
RADIO FOR BRANDON! WE'RE OUTTA HERE!
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