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Re: Man Vs. Wild, Bear Grylls is a Phony

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Uploaded on Aug 11, 2007

(VER ESPAÑOL MÁS ABAJO)

The phony bear faked it in Kilauea Volcano also. He taped most of the show a few hundred feet from various highways. He didn't even hike the easy three miles from the landing site to the final destination. Most of the scenes in the show don't exist in the area he was supposed to be in: avocado trees, lava tube, tropical forest, fissures, and landing site are all in different parts of the island and separated by up to 50 miles. I have hiked this area hundreds of times. I can understand how people who have not been to the area may think it's legitimate, but I was surprised how easy it was to dupe the Discovery Channel. It would be suicidal to follow the foolish advice given by this show.

In this clip, the phony bear is supposed to be next to the ocean and is trying to cross these fissures to get there. But he is, in fact, at the SW Rift Zone at the 4000 foot summit of Kilauea. This is about 50 highway miles away from his very next scene next to the ocean and his final destination at the end of Highway 130. These fissures are unique to a small area on the summit and are a very popular tourist viewing area. They are only a few hundred feet long and easy to go around. Only the phony bear seems to have trouble crossing them. Throughout the episode, he makes up silly solutions to problems which don't exist. The fissures are located next to the parking area on the Crater Rim Drive shown on the clip.

Update: The original concept was that Bear Grylls would be dropped into remote areas and make his way to civilization with no help. The Discovery Channel removed this episode and several others from circulation after they were shown to be fake. Other early episodes were heavily edited to remove fake scenes, and new voice-overs were used to disclose that he received help from the crew including the building of shelters and the supplying of animals. Disclaimers on recent episodes disclose that scenes are staged. The disclaimers were added AFTER this video and other disclosures about the dishonesty of the series came out.

More evidence of fakery:
Additional photos from M vs W episode in Kilauea
http://volcanochaser.smugmug.com/




Thanks to my stunt double, Bryan Lowry, of http://lavapix.com/ for crossing the dangerous bridge.

"Traducción al castellano por Carmen Álvarez, España/Spanish translation by Carmen Alvarez, Spain"

Bear el farsante también nos engañó con el volcán Kilauea. El episodio se grabó a decenas de metros de varias carreteras. Ni siquiera hizo el fácil camino de unos 5 km desde el sitio donde lo soltaron hasta el destino final. La mayoría de los escenarios del episodio no existen en la zona donde se supone que estaba: los árboles del aguacate, el tubo de lava, la selva tropical, las fisuras y el lugar de donde lo soltaron están todos en diferentes partes de la isla separadas hasta unos 80 km. Yo he hecho excursiones en esta zona cientos de veces. Puedo comprender que gente que no haya estado en la zona pueda pensar que es legítimo, pero me sorprendió lo fácil que era engañar para Discovery Channel. Sería suicida seguir los consejos absurdos que se dan en la serie.

En este vídeo, se supone que el farsante Bear está cerca del mar e intenta cruzar estas fisuras para llegar allí. Pero en realidad, está en la zona SO de fallas, en la cumbre del Kilauea a unos 1200 metros de altitud. Esto está a unas 80 km por carretera de la siguiente escena, junto al mar, y su destino final donde se acaba la Carretera 130. Estas fisuras sólo existen en una pequeña zona en la cumbre y son muy populares entre los turistas. Sólo tienen unas decenas de metros de longitud y es fácil rodearlas. Sólo el farsante Bear parece tener problemas para cruzarlas. A lo largo del episodio, se inventa soluciones ingenuas para problemas que no existen. Las fisuras están cerca de una zona de aparcamiento en la carretera Crater Rim Drive que se muestra en el vídeo.

Actualización: la idea original era que Bear Grylls sería soltado en zonas remotas y debía abrirse camino hasta la civilización sin ninguna ayuda. Discovery Channel eliminó este episodio y otros cuantos de la circulación cuando se demostró su falsedad. Otros episodios anteriores se modificaron ampliamente para quitar las escenas falsas, y se añadió una nueva voz en off para revelar que fue asistido por el equipo de rodaje, incluida la construcción de refugios y la obtención de los animales. Los avisos legales en episodios recientes advierten de que hay escenas preparadas. Los avisos legales se añadieron DESPUÉS de publicarse este vídeo y otras revelaciones acerca de la falta de honestidad de la serie.

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