Hard Core. People throw that phrase around all the time but it should be reserved only for Bear Grylls of Man vs. Wild. Have you seen this show? Basically, Bear guides you on a one hour episode of how to survive some extreme form of wilderness - and it's intense and he's crazy! Crazy smart. I watched two the other night and was completely and totally amazed at his skills and abilities - not to mention that I felt like a slovenly moron. He is so talented - he actually repaired a canoe by melting tree resin! Seriously!
He is like a super cool, attractive boy scout that also has a amazing accent. He was talking about glaciers in one episode and pronounced Gla-see-ersss. That's cool. At one point, he was down in an ice crevasse and could not see his way out - what? I am telling you, I was completely nervous. I was probably more nervous watching the show than he was actually trekking across the wilderness.
And what about the cameramen? They are cinematographers AND extreme wilderness men? Geez. Talk about hardcore. They have to parachute, dive, climb and spelunk right along with Bear.
Here is the Patagonia Adventure. Watch out - it's EXTREME: