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Ed Stafford: First Man Out

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Veteran reality TV adventurer Ed Stafford is back, this time testing the extreme limits of human endurance and determination and hoping he's the "first man out." The six-part series shows Ed risking life, limb and reputation as he challenges top survivalists in a race to get out of some of the most hostile environments on the planet. His competitors include EJ Snyder ("Dual Survival," "Naked and Afraid"), Matt Graham ("Dual Survival," "Bushcraft Build Off"), Cat Bigney ("The Great Human Race"), Ken Rhee ("Ultimate Hell Week"), John Hudson ("Dude You're Screwed") and ex-military expert Commando Sniper Aldo Kane. As they tackle the punishing distances, fearsome challenges and diverse environments, tracking technology allows survival expert Andrew Wood to provide viewers with analysis of the techniques and performances of the competitors.

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Ed faces former French Foreign Legion specialist, Xinlei Wu, in the Aksai Desert in China.
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Ed takes on Josh James, the "Kiwi bushman," in the Three Parallel Rivers plateau of Yunnan Province; Josh draws on his Maori heritage to make fire in the mountains; Ed is injured and falls in a waterfall and has to figure out how to survive wet.
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Ed challenges Matt "The Juggernaut" Wright in the Wanshan Archipelago off the coast of southern China; they race to secure islands that can provide materials to build rafts capable of a 25km sea crossing; Ed faces his fear when storms come in.
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Mongolia's Gobi desert is the setting for the ultimate survival race as Ed is paired against endurance athlete Matt Graham.
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Ed risks life and limb as he races through the harsh Thai jungles against ex-military survival legend E.J. Snyder.
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Ed Stafford challenges an ultra-fit ex-Marine and ropes expert Aldo Kane into a race across Borneo's crocodile-infested mangrove swamps.
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Ed Stafford races Royal Air Force survival instructor John Hudson across the top of the monster mountains of the Himalayas.
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Ed Stafford goes up against primitive skills expert Cat Bigney in a race across the stunning but deadly island paradise of Palau in the South Pacific.
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Ed is up against his old bushcraft teacher, Will Lord - world #1 of primitive survival - in Bashan, central China. This time both challengers are without a knife! Ed attempts to climb up a massive cliff in the rain.
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Ed Stafford finds himself marooned in a never-ending natural maze when he flies to Kazakhstan to take on ex-South Korean special forces soldier Khen Rhee.

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