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Head into the unknown with naturalist Steve Backshall as he journeys to the world’s last unexplored places and faces challenges around the globe, encountering extraordinary wildlife and meeting remarkable people along the way.

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Mexico - Maya Underworld

Return to Mexico, where Steve Backshall explores a honeycomb of subterranean Mexican caves that the ancient Maya believed were a portal to a terrifying underworld. In a dark and flooded cave, Steve finds incredible never-before-seen artifacts.

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Mexico - Maya Underworld
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Mexico - Maya Underworld
47m 44s
Return to Mexico, where Steve Backshall explores a honeycomb of subterranean Mexican caves that the ancient Maya believed
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Greenland - Ice Mountain
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Greenland - Ice Mountain
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Follow Steve Backshall as he tries to summit a remote and unclimbed mountain in Greenland’s Stauning Alps. After facing qu
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Suriname - Ghost River
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Suriname - Ghost River
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Join Steve Backshall in a region of Suriname that’s so remote, it could conceal undiscovered natural wonders. He and his t
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Oman - Desert Fortress
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Oman - Desert Fortress
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Visit the remote and impenetrable Dhofar Mountains in Oman, where Steve Backshall hopes to become the first to climb unexp
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Oman - Desert Canyon
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Oman - Desert Canyon
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Follow Steve Backshall to Oman, where he plans to drop nearly 1,300 feet into the deepest canyon in Southern Arabia. In th
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Greenland - Frozen Frontier
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Greenland - Frozen Frontier
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Accompany Steve Backshall to Greenland, where he aims to kayak across the world’s largest fjord during the Arctic’s most v
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Suriname – Lost World
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Suriname – Lost World
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Travel to the Guiana Shield with Steve Backshall, whose mission is to discover its abundance of wildlife and natural wonde
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Mexico – Flooded Caves
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Mexico – Flooded Caves
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Dive into a network of unexplored caves under the Yucatan Peninsula with Steve Backshall. After trekking through kilometer
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Bhutan – White Water
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Bhutan – White Water
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Join Steve Backshall in the foothills of the Himalaya, where he plans to kayak the last unrun river in Bhutan, which runs
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Expedition | Official Preview
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Expedition | Official Preview
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Q&A with Steve

"I’ve been keeping a little black book on exploration since the late 1990s, filled with contacts, leads, maps, scraps of paper with GPS coordinates, names of local hunters or village heads. Several of these expeditions have been plotted for over 20 years – it genuinely is my life’s work!"

Adventures to Come

Steve looking up at the light from a cave near Tulum, Mexico.
Steve looking up at the light from a cave near Tulum, Mexico. | Credit: James Brickell/True to Nature Ltd.
Steve and team wait at the entrance of a cave.
Steve and team wait at the entrance of a cave. | Credit: James Brickell/True to Nature Ltd.
Steve kayaking near an iceberg in Scoresbysund.
Steve kayaking near an iceberg in Scoresbysund. | Credit: Keith Partridge/True to Nature Ltd.
Libby Peter, Steve Backshall, Aldo Kane and Tamsin Gay.
The climbing team: Libby Peter, Steve Backshall, Aldo Kane and Tamsin Gay. | Credit: Keith Partridge/True to Nature Ltd.
Steve studying a Scolopendra.
Steve studying a Scolopendra. | Credit: Graham MacFarlane/True to Nature Ltd.
Aldo abseils down a rock face.
Aldo abseils down a rock face. | Credit: Parker Brown/True to Nature Ltd
Steve and Aldo standing on the back of a pickup truck.
Steve and Aldo standing on the back of a pickup truck. | Credit: James Bebbington/True to Nature Ltd.
Steve and Aldo standing on the back of a pickup truck.
Steve and Aldo standing on the back of a pickup truck. | Credit: Parker Brown/True to Nature Ltd.
Steve, Aldo and Jon sit around a campfire.
Steve, Aldo and Jon sit around a campfire. | Credit: Hazel Findlay/True to Nature Ltd.
The team uses long boats to journey up the Marang River into heart of the Gergaji Karst Mountains.
The team uses long boats to journey up the Marang River into heart of the Gergaji Karst Mountains. | Credit: Stuart Trowell/True to Nature Ltd.

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