Making a Log Ladder | Running Wild With Bear Grylls

Making a Log Ladder | Running Wild With Bear Grylls

[music playing] So the terrain here
is definitely getting steeper and more committing. But you know, so
much of survival is about just trying
to be resourceful. I just wonder if maybe we
maybe use that old trunk. Use that, get that down, and
then we can down climb that. Let’s have a look at it, anyway. Yeah. [laughs] Is there some
way we can use our ax to make the ladder out of that? Yeah, brilliant idea. Brilliant. [laughs] BEAR GRYLLS: Totally. Maybe if we, like, cut
little steps into it– it doesn’t have to be
big, you know, just enough to use as hands and feet. Drag it, drop it down. Maybe tie this rope to the end
of it so it stays in place. Sure. We passed this old
log on the way down. Have you got that ax on you? Yeah. Let’s bring the ax up here. And of course, because the
air is so dry out here, nothing really rots. Rock hard, though, this wood. But whatever it was
used for one time, we’re going to use it
for our purpose, which is getting down this crack. So if you could give us the
ax, what we’re trying to do is trying to get– We can cut some
little steps into it, and drop it down this crack,
and use those, and down climb. [chopping] [music playing] Let’s get you doing
a bit of that. I’m going to get this rope
ready, and then we’re into it. DAVE BAUTISTA: Bear’s
plan is to somehow climb down this log
ladder that we’ve built from our two hands and an ax. [laughs] BEAR GRYLLS: OK. So that’s a bunch of steps cut. And now, what we’ve got
to do is position it. So if you take the heavy end– All right. I’ll this end.
You read? Heading that way? We’re going down to the right.
Yeah. DAVE BAUTISTA: Yep. Yeah. BEAR GRYLLS: Oh, my god. [laughs] Bautista,
you crack me up. Here we go, right? It’s literally like
he’s moving a matchstick. This is so heavy. Well, the great thing
about having Dave Bautista on this journey is
that when you’re moving heavy tree trunks
around, it suddenly all becomes a little bit easier. OK, watch your step down there. We’ll let gravity do the
work now, if you put it down. And then we’ll come up this end. DAVE BAUTISTA: I
feel OK climbing down this log right now. But as Mike Tyson
said, everybody always has a plan until they
get punched in the face. So I’ll see– [laughs] –how it starts looking when
we’re actually doing this. But as of right now,
I’m extremely confident. [laughs] So when I go down, am
I going down, like, keeping my weight on the rope? Or should I try
to balance myself? A bit of both. – A bit of both.
– A bit of both, yeah. As you get steeper,
it’s going to be more natural to use
your hands and stuff and your feet as well.
So– DAVE BAUTISTA: OK. OK. [suspenseful music] OK, tell me when
you’re at the top. Not yet. Almost. OK, I got my foot on it. OK, now try and use the
log because I’m going to– I’m struggling to hold
you on that one side. OK. [grunts] BEAR GRYLLS: Keep talking to me. Are you on there? I can’t see you now. Yeah, I’m on the log. And these notches are much
farther apart than I thought. [laughs] OK, I’m down. I made it. OK, good job. OK, I’m going to follow
you down this line. That were a pretty
good one there. DAVE BAUTISTA: Yeah. [laughs] Yeah, look at that. DAVE BAUTISTA: [laughs] Good job. Well done. When I got a little high,
it was a little scary. And there was a
couple times where I just wanted to wrap
myself around the log and hopefully slide down.

100 thoughts on “Making a Log Ladder | Running Wild With Bear Grylls

  1. Couldn't you just slide down? It would be easier and more fun.

  2. Let's use this perfectly straight, not specifically cut for this skit log that is conveniently in a spot where there aren't any trees at all for miles…

  3. C'mon NG!
    That's a telephone pole and talk about out of place! (plus you can see a fresh cut with a chainsaw)
    FFS Fake, fake, fake & stupid!

  4. It's so unfortunate he loves to destroy nature environment. He has no right to do on his own way on public park. Wish him dead..

  5. The log is old but it has been recently cut with a chainsaw; you can see this by the difference in color between the top of the log and the rest of it. Why is the log there? You find no logic if you think about it. In the end the log had almost no use. All the effort spent in creating the "ladder" was pointless.

    There would be no problem if this was just a fictional show with no application in real life. But it pretends to be a "survival" show, offering techniques which could be applied in real life. And in this case it is not OK.

  6. National Geographic must have reached into the bottom of the barrel to find this to post. Has to be the lamest setup ever come up with.ย Any more like this and I will unsubscribe!

  7. The point of this video is to inspire resourcefulness. Bear makes a great point with how to turn this into a ladder. Tired of off point comments.

  8. 3:06 "I'm struggling to hold you on that one." As he motions to the group of men out of sight to continue lowering the rope. I wouldn't say it's a fake show but it's definitely over exaggerated. You don't need a ladder if you're repelling but hey they have to make it more interesting somehow.

  9. Bear Grylls: Conserving energy is cruicial in any survival situation.

    Also Bear Grylls: Lets hack and carry around this heavy utility pole for absolutely no reason.

  10. while i like the person as i see him ,,,,, NEVER do most of the things he shows in a situation , dont run , dont jump from crazy spots , dont do what makes you sweat ,dont eat rotted meat , dont run dont run dont run ,,,, good for entertainment but dont see it as any more than that .

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  12. Lmao do you see the terrain where did they find this perfect cut tree trunk come on hella fake but I guess the premise is right but good luck finding that wood

  13. Australians call this Camping .. (just joking) BTW National Geographic I think you might owe Australia a small favour for your great online success because ( Australiaโ€™s CSIRO in 1926 intended Wi-Fi) so Iโ€™m asking if thereโ€™s someway of letting your viewers know that thereโ€™s a lot of miscommunication out there about the fires down here like they have not actually affected the majority of the country but Americans have still been cancelling their trips in droves which is compounding our problems even further. Most of the iconic destinations are thousands of miles from where the fires were. Oz is a huge country and Itโ€™s like people cancelling trips to New York if there are fires in California. The kind wishโ€™s & support from our international friends has been amazing but we need to get the message out there. So Iโ€™m hopping someone at NG sees this and handball it to someone who can help. Cheers Johno North Queensland.

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