A SURVIVING EXPEDITION OF 10 DAYS WITH NO FOOD AND NO WATER
DISCOVERY CHANNEL TO PREMIEREMAROONED WITH ED STAFFORD
Action man Ed Stafford is back in the wild. In a brand new, epic series coming exclusively to
Discovery ChannelthisOctober, Guinness World Record-setting adventurer and survivalist Ed Stafford
is back in MAROONED – an all-new, ultimate test of human endurance.This time he visits Thailand,
Australia, Botswana, Venezuela and Romania, amongst others where he will live stranded, for 10
days with no food, no water and only his video equipment in hand.
The MAROONED adventure begins 13 October 2014, Monday to Friday at 8pm.
MAROONED WITH ED STAFFORD sees Ed go to extreme lengths to endure the most hostile of
environments, before pushing him a step further to see if he can flourish in these remote corners of
On the back of his incredible feat crossing the jungle featured in Discovery Channel series NAKED
AND MAROONED, and 60 days spent alone with just a camera on a desert island for NAKED
CASTAWAY– Ed returns in MAROONED, hungry to prove to himself that he is not only able to
survive, but in fact thrive in a host of the deadliest environments, once again with nothing except
Shot in the mysterious Gran Sabanamountains of Venezuela, the dangerous Okavango Delta in
Botswana, the harsh Carpathian Mountains in Romania, the unforgiving coast of Western Australia
and the humid jungles of Borneo in Brunei – each location presents a unique and deadly test which
could kill Ed within hours. Completely exposed, Ed pits himself against nature and the elements and
has 10 days to succeed against the odds – or succumb to everything Mother Nature has to throw at
HIGHLIGHTS FROM ED’S CHALLENGES
MAROONED kicks off in Borneo – the planet’s thirdlargest island and Asia’sbiggest island –
whereEd battles with what seems to be one of his toughest tests. Food is scarce and the jungle’s
humidity hampers his efforts to make fire. Without it, he has no choice but to eat the few shrimp
and crabs he catches raw. The climate also takes its toll on his body, and he develops a painful
tropical ulcer on his foot. But Ed will not be beaten, and he finally produces fire using a primitive
bow-drill. Beginning to master the environment, he resorts to an unusual method to catch fish and
leaves the Bornean jungle confident that if he had to, he could live there long term.
Over at the Golden Triangle, it is the tail end of the monsoon season and Ed is caught out, leaving
himself exposed and vulnerable. He relies on all of his survival skills and ingenuity to tap into the
resources the jungle has to offer, constructing an intricate camp and faces a narrow escape when
nearby trees take a battering in a freak hail storm. A varied and unusual diet helps him push past
the survival stage and to a point where he is thriving. With fire, a cleverly carved water bottle and a
stone axe, Ed is confident enough to leave his camp behind him and become truly nomadic.
On the unforgiving coast of Western Australia where temperatures soar to over 100 degrees
Fahrenheit, Ed struggles to survive in the blistering heat, using clay to protect himself from the sun
and fashioning an innovative water carrier to enable him to build camp close to the seashore and
the shellfish that are his primary food source. The harsh environment tears his feet to shreds and
lack of water causes him to hallucinate. Constantly alert to the threat of attack by massive saltwater
crocodiles, Ed tries to supplement his diet through fishing.
MAROONED on Botswana’s Okavango Delta, nothing stands between Ed and the African wildlife.
Ed establishes camp on a tiny patch of dry land, surrounded by waterways teeming with crocodiles.
Lions, leopards, elephants and hippos can be heard all the time so Ed’s number one priority is
building a fire for protection. His camp is invaded by baboons intent on driving him from their patch,
and he comes face-to-face with a hippo. An African storm blows in, heralding the start of the rainy
season. When hunting proves to be fruitless, he resorts to risky tactics and takes on an African
beehive in pursuit of honey.
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tosatisfying curiosity through more than 190 worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC,Animal
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and the Hub Network. Across the Nordic region, Discovery owns and operates SBS Discovery Media, a top-three
portfolio of television brands that feature leading nonfiction content, as well as locally produced entertainment
programs, sports and the best scripted series and movies from major studios. Discovery also is a leading provider
of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, and a
digital leader with a diversified online portfolio, including Discovery Digital Networks. In Asia-Pacific, eight Discovery
brands reach 612 million cumulative subscribers in 37 countries with programming customised in 15 languages and