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Steve Backshall caving & diving
« on: April 21, 2019, 08:25:18 pm »
His latest series starts with 2 episodes sea kayaking in Greenland & looks like following 2 are underground, but no dates yet for when those will be shown...

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Re: Steve Backshall caving & diving
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2019, 09:58:00 am »
Was on Sunday:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m00052dh/undiscovered-worlds-with-steve-backshall-series-1-3-mexico-part-1

Dire - I'm sure George Irvine III would have few wrods about Steve Backshall's cave diving prowess.  The German guy with him (although a perfectly nice chap, is hardly the "World's Top Cave diver").  The fact that there was already a guide line leading into the "unexplored" cenote that they were the "first" to enter shows that they were a bit fast and loose with the truth.  I just had to keep watching it as it was a bit like witnessing a car crash.

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Re: Steve Backshall caving & diving
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2019, 10:29:01 am »
Same happened on the kayaking episode. No. 2 - mountaineering, wasn't quite so bad.

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Re: Steve Backshall caving & diving
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Re: Steve Backshall caving & diving
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2019, 08:33:32 pm »
The fact that there was already a guide line leading into the "unexplored" cenote that they were the "first" to enter shows that they were a bit fast and loose with the truth.
That's a shame. Steve Backshall is usually very good about being open about what is new and what isn't. He often brings his safety guys and camera crew into shot to talk to them. And I've seen ones where he is honest about being dragged up or through things because it got too hard for him, but only after seeing him giving it a go himself first.
Perhaps they had laid the line that morning or the day before? Or there were several takes to get different angles etc. and footage from later takes had the guide line in?

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Re: Steve Backshall caving & diving
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2019, 07:42:57 pm »
Not sure about the details but it seems there's been a kayaking incident.
I think Steve Backshall is ok, but maybe its time for more science less adventure

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Re: Steve Backshall caving & diving
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2019, 08:26:25 am »
He had one on the Bhutan trip, which is being shown this Sunday, but had a very competent back up team.

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Re: Steve Backshall caving & diving
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Re: Steve Backshall caving & diving
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2019, 03:02:02 pm »
Latest Oman climbing episode starts with a sinkhole, although they don't actually get underground:
https://uktvplay.uktv.co.uk/shows/expedition-with-steve-backshall/watch-online/6067583255001

Second pitch is more of a caver's route than climber's though (fossil cave at top)...
« Last Edit: August 19, 2019, 03:17:55 pm by mikem »