There are still parts of our planet yet to be discovered. Explorer and naturalist Steve Backshall pursues incredible journeys and world firsts — unclimbed peaks, unexplored cave systems and uncharted landscapes — setting foot where no human has been before. “Expedition with Steve Backshall” comes to Arizona PBS Wednesdays at 9 p.m. starting Jan. 15.
In this global series, adventurer and naturalist Steve Backshall ventures into undiscovered territory, endures extreme physical challenges, encounters extraordinary wildlife and teams up with remarkable people along the way. From free-diving in underground river systems and descending deep into the caves of the Maya underworld, to kayaking Himalayan whitewater and scaling unclimbed Arctic peaks, these expeditions push Backshall and his expert crew to the limit.
Jan. 15: “Oman – Desert Canyon”
Venture into a Arabian desert canyon that no human has ever explored. Watch online.
Jan. 22: “Greenland – Frozen Frontier”
Join Steve Backshall on his mission to explore the Arctic during its most volatile time of year.
Jan. 29: “Suriname – Lost World”
Travel to the Guiana Shield to find new wildlife and natural wonders.
Feb. 5: “Mexico – Flooded Caves”
Dive into a network of unexplored underwater caves in Mexico.
Feb. 12: “Borneo – Dark Shadow”
Follow Steve Backshall into a Bornean cave system that’s accessed by dropping down a sinkhole.
Feb. 19: “Bhutan – White Water”
Join our host on his quest to kayak the last unrun river in Bhutan.
May 8: “Greenland – Ice Mountain”
Steve Backshall attempts to summit an unclimbed mountain in Greenland.
May 15: “Mexico – Maya Underworld”
Return to Mexico and discover Mayan secrets within subterranean caves.
May 22: “Suriname – Ghost River”
Ride along as Steve Backshall kayaks a Surinamese river that’s so remote, it doesn’t have a name.
May 29: “Oman – Desert Fortress”
Visit Oman’s Dhofar Mountains and discover one of Earth’s rarest animals.