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Alone Season 3 Info!

New York, NY – April 20, 2016 – HISTORY’s bold survival series “Alone” has been renewed for a third season, the network announced today. Additionally, the series will move from Vancouver Island to South America. The series places ten hardcore survivalists alone in the wilderness and the contestants have one mission: to stay alive. There are no camera crews, no teams, and no gimmicks. At stake is a $500,000 cash prize awarded to the person who can last the longest. Filming begins in Patagonia, South America next month. The second season of “Alone” premieres tomorrow April 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

2.4 million total viewers watched the season one finale of “Alone” on HISTORY, growing 50% from its series premiere and becoming History’s #1 new non-fiction series of 2015 among all key demos.

“The success of ‘Alone’ truly speaks to the fact that there is simply nothing else like it on television.” said Paul Cabana, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming of HISTORY. “Season two truly takes the series to the next level and gives us the confidence to trigger season three immediately.”

Equipped only with limited gear, their wilderness experience, and cameras to self-document their journeys, these brave men and women are completely separated from one another in harsh, unforgiving terrain. To survive, they must find food and water, build shelters and fend off predators. They will face extreme isolation, psychological distress, and treacherous environmental conditions as they descend into the unknown.

ALONE is produced for HISTORY by Leftfield Pictures. David George, Brent Montgomery, Shawn Witt, Zachary Green and Gretchen Palek serve as executive producers for Leftfield Pictures. Russ McCarroll and Zachary Behr serve as executive producers for HISTORY.”



Season 3 (12)

8 Seasons | 96 Episodes

Episode 11 Season 3 Reunion Special
S 3E 11

Season 3 Reunion Special

Aired on Feb 09, 2017

After the longest test of endurance in series history, the participants of Alone’s third season reunite to discuss their experiences, genius creations, and reveal never before seen footage.

Episode 10 Day 87
S 3E 10

Day 87

Aired on Feb 09, 2017

The remaining participants, short on food, risk death in their attempt to triumph. Only one survivalist will be able to endure the wilds of Patagonia and take home the $500,000 prize.

Episode 9 The Point of No Return
S 3E 9

The Point of No Return

Aired on Feb 02, 2017

The remaining survivalists push themselves to their physical limits as fish becomes scarce. But one participant takes it too far, reaching the breaking point and risking organ failure.

Episode 8 Of Feast & Famine
S 3E 8

Of Feast & Famine

Aired on Jan 26, 2017

Winter arrives in full force, and the remaining survivors must deal with rapidly deteriorating conditions. The lack of protein pushes some to new levels of depletion, and the pull to see family is more than some can bear.

Episode 7 Hungry Beasts
S 3E 7

Hungry Beasts

Aired on Jan 19, 2017

As winter draws nearer, and fish stop biting, the participants turn to land game to survive the season. But their intended prey turns out to be more clever–and more deadly–than they could imagine.

Episode 6 Along Came a Spider
S 3E 6

Along Came a Spider

Aired on Jan 12, 2017

Dangerous challenges wreak havoc on the participants and force most to consider going home. While one is plagued by a potentially life-threatening infection, another battles against serious hypothermia.

Episode 5 The Lone Wolf
S 3E 5

The Lone Wolf

Aired on Jan 05, 2017

The remaining participants struggle to adapt to life in Patagonia. One survivor comes face to face with a stealth cat, and another takes on a major build project. As the days go by, one participant tries a novel strategy to outlast everyone else.

Episode 4 Outfoxed
S 3E 4


Aired on Dec 29, 2016

A lack of food forces the remaining participants to get creative. One survivalist devises an ingenious method for getting protein while another battles Patagonia’s wiliest predator.

Episode 3 Eternal Darkness
S 3E 3

Eternal Darkness

Aired on Dec 22, 2016

The remaining participants dig in for the long haul as they begin building their shelters. While some flourish, others fail and one is threatened by an unwanted visitor in the night.

Episode 2 First Blood
S 3E 2

First Blood

Aired on Dec 15, 2016

As they venture deeper into their surroundings, the nine remaining survivalists realize that this terrain is unlike anything they’ve ever experienced. One participant suffers a serious injury.

Episode 1 A New Land
S 3E 1

A New Land

Aired on Dec 08, 2016

The adventure begins as ten new participants are abandoned in the remote wilderness of Patagonia to live as long as they possibly can. Faced with the unforgiving terrain of a foreign land and the onset of winter, each must act quickly to adapt to their new environment in order to survive.

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At the end of Alone‘s third season, three people remained: Zachary Fowler, Carleigh Fairchild, and Megan Hanacek.

Zachary ended up winning the $500,000 prize for outlasting the others in Patagonia, Argentina, but only because the production’s medical team forced Carleigh to leave the competition on day 86.

First, Megan quit after 78 days, thanks to pain from a cracked tooth and a desire to see her family again.

Toward the end of the episode, the editing tried to make it seem like both finalists—Zach and Carleigh—were at risk of being pulled from the game. As they were checked by medical teams at their respective camps, on-screen text gave ominous warnings:

“Participants are automatically pulled at a BMI (body mass index) of 17 or less.”

“BMI is a measurement that determines how overweight or underweight a perosn is in relation to his or her height.”

“At a BMI of 17 and under, humans are at risk of comprehensive organ failure, resulting in death.”

After a commercial, of course, we heard a producer say, “The doctor has found that you’re in a critical zone. We’re going to have to extract you for medical reasons”—but it wasn’t clear who he was talking to, until the footage cut to Carleigh.

She immediately started crying. On-screen text said:

“Carleigh’s BMI measured 16.8.”

“At a BMI of 16, Carleigh risks permanent damage to her digestive and nervous systems and her eyesight.”

“I felt myself getting thinner. … I feel really good most of the time mentally, emotionally, spiritually. It’s really disappointing,” Carleigh told the medical team. Overcome with emotion, she said, “I guess this is what’s meant to be. I truly am thankful. And I have learned a lot while I’ve been here.”

As a result of her removal, Zach won automatically, because he was the only person left.

Carleigh was interviewed by Monsters and Critics, but for some reason there’s no mention at all of why she exited the game or what she thought about it. Why would someone not ask her about that?

Three of the 10 cast members this season were medically evacuated.

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    Dec 8, 2016

  • Executive producers:

    Russ McCarroll, Zachary Behr, Brent Montgomery, David George, Shawn Witt, Ryan Pender, Gretchen Palek, Zachary Green


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How I Survived Alone, and Won $500K Using a Handcrafted Miniature Boat to Catch Trout – Part 1

By Zachary Fowler

My name is Zachary Fowler, and until last year I lived with my wife and two daughters in an off-the-grid yurt in Appleton, Maine.

On August 16, 2016 I was in the wilds of Patagonia, 87 days into my experience for Season 3 of HISTORY’s reality survival series, Alone. And that was the morning that I heard the boat coming to perform the medical check required for all ten original contestants.

The only protein I’d eaten for nearly three months had been 63 fish and two birds. I was afraid I was going to fail the medical check that morning – as it turned out, I had lost 72 pounds – and that I’d be going home defeated.

At stake was a $500,000 prize for the last man or woman standing, and I intended to survive no matter how long, and win that for my family so we could build a new home.

Out-stubborned Them All

The medical team arrived with sad faces and checked me physically. Then started asking me about my mental state and how much I missed my wife and two girls who were waiting for me at home. In part because I’d eaten little more than three fish and some dandelion roots those last two weeks, it didn’t take much to break down my walls. Through tearful eyes I replied, “As long as I have strength in me, I will never give up.”

And that was the moment my wife Jami came up behind me, hugged me and said “It’s over, you did it. You out-stubborned them all; you won!”

I won so much more than half-million dollars that day. It’s been a year now, and six months since the rest of the world saw that moment on TV.

Ten Tools

We were each allowed to bring ten items of gear for our survival. I knew that fishing and hunting were going to be critical, so among my selections were a small package of fishhooks, some fishing line, and a slingshot with two sets of elastic bands.

However, my dreams of feasting on rabbit or other small animals were quickly dashed, when I learned through observation that there was no game to be had during the winter up high in the Andes Mountains.

Therefore, a nearby lake and the gorgeous trout were to be my sustenance for the duration of my stay. The hooks and line were critical components – now all I needed were fishing poles.

Fortunately, an amazing species of bamboo grew all over the area that was assigned to me, and it made a great fishing pole.

I started out by simply rigging a few 16-foot bamboo poles with short lines and baiting them with worms and grubs I dug from the rich Patagonian soil.

Good Fishing, but Improvements Required

I caught about a fish a day the first month I was there.

I smoked every fish for three to six hours before I finished it on some hot coals. After the flesh was consumed, the head and all the bones went into my pot for soup.

I drank nothing but that fish-head soup three times a day for the entirety of my stay, and it gave me the needed strength to make it through the days I did not have a fresh fish.

It turned out the static poles were not the best option. More often than not, I found my hooks bare, stripped of bait.

Sitting and waiting for a fish to bite so I could set the hook manually was not the best use of my time. I had a lot to do to prepare for winter, and the nights were already below freezing. I needed to come up with a way to set the hook in the fish’s mouth while I was not tending the rig.

Book Learning

Most of my survival skills came from old books I found at garage sales. I had a head full of knowledge, and now was the time to put it into action.

I started out by constructing a few devices that would normally be used as rabbit snares. I had drawn out in my sketch book before leaving for Patagonia. Perhaps they would make good fishing snares?

I set up several of these set-ups along the shoreline, making each one a bit different. All were fabricated from flexible bamboo.

My goal was to set as many as I could. It took about three weeks, but that the end of that time all 24 of the fishing hooks I had with me were in action constantly.

Five of my hooks were set on spring-loaded traps that would go off when a fish bit, and they set the hook more consistently than the static lines.

Then, I had three trout lines, consisting of an 18-foot bamboo pole strung with 50-lb fishing line, each with three to five short lines at the end with hooks on them.

The rest were all static lines on 12 to 18 foot poles that I stuck in the rocks at the bank. They were set to hold baited hooks about six inches under the water’s surface.

Getting Out Into Deeper Water

My challenge now was to get my bait out into deeper water. I tried casting by hand, but the line kept getting tangled. If I could only find a way to get my line out past that 18-foot distance, and then get the hook safely back, since the lake’s bottom was covered with sunken wood and weeds.

I had to get my bait out to that “sweet spot” beyond easy reach. If I could do that, I thought each night before I went to sleep, I could catch more fish, eat more, and survive longer.

Maybe I needed to forget about the fish, and try to catch a duck – or, more accurately, a cormorant.

Goal: Roast Sea Bird

On one of those pre-sleep strategy sessions, the idea of a project I dubbed “Duck Hunter 3000” came to me (every project has to have a fancy name!). I came to refer to this craft as my “overly-elaborate primitive trap.”

Every morning, I saw a cormorant. The bird would swim by about 50 to 60 feet out from the shore every morning. At that distance, it was out of range of my slingshot, and too far out for me to try and swim out and come up from underneath and grab him. A trap was needed to do what I could not.

When I was a child, my father made me a rubber-band powered paddle boat for the bathtub. I then remembered when I was fishing in Maine on the Rockland breakwater using cut bait for stripers, I managed to accidentally catch more seagulls and cormorants than stripers.

So I combined those two ideas, and the Duck Hunter 3000 was born.

I made a three-foot long, self-propelled paddle boat with two hooks with fish heads on them on them attached to a rock, which was then attached to the deck. The plan was that the paddle boat would motor its way out into the lake and sit there, offering up a free meal for any bird that happened by.

Once the bird ate the bait and was hooked (according to my theory), it would struggle and pull the rock off the deck. That would be enough to pull the duck’s head under water, dispatching him.

It all worked perfectly, except for the fact that the birds were rare and the only one that ever came by was so leery of my contraption that it never had the chance to be tested.

A Better Idea

After a few days of abject failure, I quickly saw a better application for my new device. That sweet spot I wanted to fish? Well, now I could reach it, with the help of Duck Hunter 3000.

So I brought her in for a refit.

She was re-launched, her deck now equipped with one of my spring-loaded fishing snares.

On the television show, viewers saw me finding it upside down after her first kill. The leverage of the fishing pole on the deck of the little boat allowed the fish to flip it over.

But upside down or not, she brought home her first kill – a beautiful rainbow trout.

Next month: Fowler’s adventure concludes. High winds bring disaster to the tiny vessel, forcing him to redesign Duck Hunter. Also, an update on his latest project – reenacting his Alone odyssey, but in the Maine wilderness, for his new YouTube series, “Fowler’s Makery and Mischief.”




Alone season 8

Alone (TV series)

American survival reality television series

Alone is an American reality television series on History. It follows the self-documented daily struggles of 10 individuals (seven paired teams in season 4) as they survive alone in the wilderness for as long as possible using a limited amount of survival equipment. With the exception of medical check-ins, the participants are isolated from each other and all other humans. They may "tap out" at any time, or be removed due to failing a medical check-in. The contestant who remains the longest wins a grand prize of $500,000. The seasons have been filmed across a range of remote locations, usually on Indigenous-controlled lands, including northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Nahuel Huapi National Park in Argentinian Patagonia, northern Mongolia, Great Slave Lake in the Northwest Territories, and Chilko Lake in interior British Columbia.

The series premiered on June 18, 2015. On August 19, before the finale of season 1, it was announced that the series had been renewed for a second season, which would begin production in the fall of 2015 on Vancouver Island, Canada.[1] Season 2 premiered on April 21, 2016. Season 3 was filmed in the second quarter of 2016 in Patagonia, Argentina and premiered on December 8.[2] One day before the season 3 premiere, History announced that casting had begun for season 4. Season 4 was set in Northern Vancouver Island with a team dynamic and premiered on June 8, 2017. Season 5 was set in Northern Mongolia and allowed losers from previous seasons to return and compete. It premiered on June 14, 2018. Season 6 began in June 2019 and featured ten all-new contestants between the ages of 31 and 55. It was set just south of the Arctic Circle on a lake in the Northwest Territories of Canada.

The sixth season premiered on June 6, 2019.[3]

The seventh season premiered on June 11, 2020. Participants attempted to survive for 100 days in the Arctic in order to win a $1 million prize.

A spin-off series, Alone: The Beast, premiered on January 30, 2020. In this series, three people attempt to survive in the wild for 30 days, with no tools or supplies except for their own clothing and a freshly killed animal. One group, in the Arctic, was provided with a 1,000-pound bull moose; two other groups were sent separately to the swamps of Louisiana and given an alligator and wild boar, respectively.

In January 2017, a Danish version of the series premiered with the title Alone in the Wilderness (Danish: Alene i vildmarken) on DR3. It featured ten contestants and was filmed in northern Norway in the fall of 2016. Participants chose 12 items from a list of 18.[4] The winner of the Danish version gets nothing but the honor. Since 2017, four more seasons with Alone in the Wilderness have been produced.

In the fall of 2017, a Norwegian version aired with 10 contestants spread around a lake with fish. It was near the tree line, so the few, small, mostly birch trees left few land resources.

Format and rules[edit]

General rules - all seasons[edit]

Contestants are dropped off in remote areas of Northern Vancouver Island (seasons 1-2, 4), Patagonia (season 3), Northern Mongolia (season 5) and the shores of the Great Slave Lake (seasons 6 and 7), far enough apart to ensure that they will not come in contact with one another.[5] The process begins in mid to late autumn; this adds time pressure to the survival experience as the approaching winter causes temperatures to drop and food to become scarce. Although terrains may differ in each contestant's location, the drop-off zones are assessed in advance to ensure a similar distribution of local resources is available to each contestant.

Contestants each select 10 items of survival gear from a pre-approved list of 40, and are issued a kit of standard equipment, clothing and first aid/emergency supplies.[6] They are also given a set of cameras to document their daily experiences and emotions. Attempting to live in the wild for as long as possible, the contestants must find food, build shelters, and endure deep isolation, physical deprivation and psychological stress.

Contestants who wish to withdraw from the competition for any reason (referred to as "tapping out") may signal a rescue crew using a provided satellite telephone. In addition, medical professionals conduct periodic health checks on the contestants and may, at their discretion, disqualify and evacuate anyone they feel is unable to continue participating safely. The last remaining contestant wins a $500,000 cash prize.[5] Contestants are warned that the show might last for up to a year.[7]

Pairs format (Season 4)[edit]

Season 4 was also filmed in Northern Vancouver Island but included a team dynamic. Fourteen contestants, consisting of seven family-member pairs, were individually dropped off in remote areas of Northern Vancouver Island. The two members of each team chose 10 items of survival gear to be equally divided between them. The team chose one member to be taken to a campsite; the other began approximately 10 mi (16.09 km) away and was required to hike to the site, using only a compass and bearing to find the way. If either member tapped out or was medically evacuated, his/her partner was disqualified as well. The last remaining team won the $500,000 prize.

Season 5[edit]

Season 5 contestants were selected from non-winning contestants from Seasons 1 through 4. The rules were otherwise similar to Seasons 1 through 3.

Season 7[edit]

For Season 7, the contestants attempted to survive for 100 days in order to win a grand prize of $1 million. In an "Alone: Tales from the Arctic" segment at the end of each episode, host Colby Donaldson spoke post-season to the contestants featured in that episode about what occurred, accompanied by "never before seen footage."

Season 8[edit]

Season 8 was filmed in the fall of 2020 on the shores of Chilko Lake, British Columbia, a high-altitude glacial-fed lake on the dry eastern side of the Coast Mountains. The season reverts to the original format of the show, with the last person standing (regardless of time frame) declared the winner and awarded $500,000. [8]


The series received positive reviews in its first season and outstanding reviews for its third season, and earned a respectable 2.5 million total viewers, placing it in the top three new nonfictional cable series of 2015.[9][irrelevant citation]


See also: List of Alone episodes

Series overview[edit]

Season 1 (2015)[edit]

The first season premiered on June 18, 2015. It was won by Alan Kay, who lost over 60 pounds during the course of the season. His staple foods were limpets and seaweed. He also consumed mussels, crab, fish and slugs.[10] Lucas Miller enjoyed his time on the show and was selected based on his work as a wilderness therapist. His most difficult experience with the show was making honest confessions to the camera.[11] Sam Larson described his time on the show as "playing in the woods". He set a goal for himself to last 50 days. After he reached his goal, a large storm hit the island, which Larson described as being larger than any he had seen and prompting his decision to leave the island. Larson said that the loneliness and solitude took the most time to adjust to, and that his preparation for the show mostly consisted of mental preparation.[12]


The season was shot in Quatsino Territory, located near Port Hardy, British Columbia.

Quatsino is a small hamlet of 91 people located on Quatsino Sound in Northern Vancouver Island, Canada, only accessible by boat or float plane. Its nearest neighbour is Coal Harbour, to the east, about 20 minutes away by boat, and Port Alice, to the south, about 40 minutes away by boat. The largest town in the region, Port Hardy, is located about an hour northeast by boat and vehicle.


NameAgeGenderHometownCountryStatusReason they tapped outRef.
Alan Kay40MaleBlairsville, GeorgiaUnited StatesWinner - 56 daysVictor[13]
Sam Larson22MaleLincoln, Nebraska55 daysLost the mind game[14]
Mitch Mitchell34MaleBellingham, Massachusetts43 daysRealized he should actually be around for his mother's cancer[15]
Lucas Miller32MaleQuasqueton, Iowa39 daysFelt content with what he had done[16]
Dustin Feher37MalePittsburgh, Pennsylvania8 daysFear of storm
Brant McGee44MaleAlbemarle, North Carolina6 daysConsuming salt water[17]
Wayne Russell46MaleSaint John, New BrunswickCanada4 daysFear of bears[18]
Joe Robinet24MaleWindsor, OntarioLoss of ferro rod[18]
Chris Weatherman41MaleUmatilla, FloridaUnited States36 HoursFear of wolves[19]
Josh Chavez31MaleJackson, Ohio12 hoursFear of bears[20]

Season 2 (2016)[edit]

Season 2 began on April 21, 2016.[5] The season had 13 one-hour episodes, including the reunion episode and the first "Episode 0", which shows how the 10 contestants (pared down from 20) are chosen based on survival skills (i.e. ability to make a fire without a starter, basic animal prep, shelter), on-camera personality, and how readily they learn the camera equipment.[21] This was the first season to include women as well as men. The winner, David McIntyre, lost around 20 pounds in the first weeks alone. Mike Lowe made his time on Alone innovative and made a sink, boat, football game, and many more objects.


The second season was also set on Vancouver Island, in Quatsino Territory, located near Port Hardy, British Columbia.


NameAgeGenderHometownCountryStatus Reason they tapped outRef.
David McIntyre50MaleKentwood, MichiganUnited StatesWinner - 66 days Victor[22]
Larry Roberts44MaleRush City, Minnesota64 days Hunger and mental breakdown [22]
Jose Martinez Amoedo45MaleSanta Pola, ValenciaSpain/Canada59 days Fell off kayak into river [22]
Nicole Apelian45FemalePortland, OregonUnited States57 days Missed her kids [22]
Justin Vititoe35MaleAugusta, Georgia35 days Had nothing left to accomplish [22]
Randy Champagne28MaleBoulder, Utah21 days Didn't like being alone [22]
Mike Lowe55MaleLewis, ColoradoMissed his wife [22]
Tracy Wilson44FemaleAiken, South Carolina8 days Fear of bears [22]
Mary Kate Green36FemaleHomer, Alaska7 days (medically evacuated) Split tendon with axe [22]
Desmond White37MaleCoolidge, Arizona6 hours Bear scare[22]

Season 3 (2016–17)[edit]

The third season premiered on December 8, 2016.[23] The winner, Zachary Fowler, had lost 70 lbs (a third of his starting body weight) before the end of his stay. Season 3 marked the first time a contestant was pulled for medical reasons; the first was fourth place, Dave Nessia, who was pulled out when, due to inadequate caloric intake, his systolic pressure barely exceeded his diastolic pressure (80/60 mmHg), putting him in danger of death due to inadequate perfusion of the internal organs. He had been in starvation mode for so long, even though he left with 33 halves of dried fish still ready to eat, he was surviving with the thought of only eating half a fish every other day. The second, and the person who stayed the second-longest, Carleigh Fairchild, was pulled out because, at 101 lbs/45.8 kg, she had lost nearly 30% of her starting body weight and had a BMI of 16.8. Participants are automatically "pulled" at a BMI of 17 or less.


The third season was set in Patagonia, Argentina, in South America. The contestants were spread across multiple lakes in the foothills of the Andes mountain range. Unlike in seasons 1 and 2, which were located on the Pacific Ocean, season 3's food resources were mostly limited to brook and rainbow trout, forage, small birds, and the possibility of wild boar. Contestants also were at a disadvantage because they had no access to the flotsam and jetsam that washes up on the Pacific Coast. They also had no salt source.

The weather in Patagonia is comparable to that of Vancouver Island, with rainfall averaging 78 inches a year. However, unlike Vancouver Island, snowfall is extremely common in the winter.

Predators in Patagonia include wild boar and puma.


NameAgeGenderHometownCountryStatus Reason they tapped outRef.
Zachary Fowler 36 Male Appleton, MaineUnited States Winner - 87 days Victor [25]
Carleigh Fairchild28FemaleEdna Bay, Alaska86 days (medically evacuated) BMI too low[25]
Megan Hanacek41FemalePort McNeill, British ColumbiaCanada78 days 2 broken teeth(molars), jaw pain[25]
Dave Nessia49MaleSalt Lake City, UtahUnited States73 days (medically evacuated) Systolic pressure too low [25]
Callie North27FemaleLopez Island, Washington72 days Felt like journey was complete[25]
Greg Ovens53MaleCanal Flats, British ColumbiaCanada51 days Hypothermia[25]
Dan Wowak34MaleMahanoy City, PennsylvaniaUnited States Missed family[25]
Britt Ahart40MaleMantua, Ohio35 days Missed family[25]
Zachary Gault22MaleCaledon, OntarioCanada8 days (medically evacuated) Cut arm with ax[25]
Jim Shields37MaleLanghorne, PennsylvaniaUnited States3 days Regretted leaving family[25]

Season 4 (2017)[edit]

Officially titled "Alone: Lost & Found", the fourth season premiered on June 8, 2017.[26] For this season, for the first time participants were in pairs (2) of family members (brother/brother, husband/wife, father/son), with seven teams scattered throughout the island. The prize was still $500,000, which would be split between the two. One member was dropped in the traditional manner, along a beach head with the idea that they'd stay in the relative area for their duration, while the second member was dropped about 10 miles out with only a compass and bearing and needed to hike their way to base camp. Supply items were still limited to 10 chosen survival tools total, that were split between team members until reconnecting. If one member decided to tap out an any time, the partner was also eliminated. Three teams never met up before tapping out, and it took eight days for the first team to come together. Pete Brockdorff experienced a medical emergency during his and his son's standard tap-out. It was severe chest pains brought on by the acid reflux he developed as a result of the lack of food. Jim and Ted Baird won the season after lasting 75 days.


The fourth season was again set on Vancouver Island, in Quatsino Territory, located near Port Hardy, British Columbia. Teams were set further apart than normal this season, due to the 10 mile radius hike required to meet up at their rendezvous point.


TeamNameAgeGenderHometownCountryStatus Reason they tapped outRef.
Baird (brothers) Jim Baird*35MaleToronto, OntarioCanadaLinked up - day 10
Winners - 75 days
Ted Baird32Male
Brockdorff (father/son) Pete Brockdorff†ẞ61MalePoolesville, MarylandUnited StatesLinked up - day 9
Tap out - 74 days
Jointly decided the cost of the game wasn't worth it[27]
Sam Brockdorff*†26Male
Whipple (husband/wife) Brooke Whipple†45FemaleFox, AlaskaLinked up - day 9
Tap out - 49 days
Felt too exhausted and drained to go on[27]
Dave Whipple*40Male
Wilkes (brothers) Chris Wilkes†44MaleHattiesburg, MississippiLinked up - day 8
Tap out - 14 days
Missed family and felt guilty for having left them behind[27]
Brody Wilkes*33MaleKentwood, Louisiana
Bosdell (brothers) Shannon Bosdell†44MaleWrangell, Alaska5 days (medically evacuated) Lower back injury[27]
Jesse Bosdell*31MaleSkowhegan, Maine
Ribar (father/son) Alex Ribar*48MaleMontville, Maine2 days Were not mentally prepared[27]
Logan Ribar†19MaleLiberty, Maine
Richardson (brothers) Brad Richardson*23MaleFox Lake, Illinois1 day (medically evacuated) Injured ankle[27]
Josh Richardson†19Male

* Hiking team member (other team member sets up camp)

† Team member(s) who tapped out

ẞ During evacuation Pete experienced a medical emergency, and the standard extraction turned into a medical emergency.

Season 5 (2018)[edit]

Officially titled "Alone: Redemption", Season 5 premiered on June 14, 2018. The 10 contestants are non-winners selected from the previous 4 seasons of Alone.


The fifth season was set in Northern Mongolia in Asia. The series was filmed in Khonin Nuga near the city of Züünkharaa, Selenge aimag.[28] "Khonin Nuga" is a valley located close to the Khentii Mountains of Northern Mongolia, one of the country's unique and still largely untouched places.[29]


NameAgeGenderHometownCountryOriginal seasonStatus Reason they tapped outRef.
Sam Larson24MaleLincoln, NebraskaUnited States1Winner - 60 days Victor[30]
Britt Ahart41MaleMantua, Ohio356 days Missed his family[30]
Larry Roberts46MaleRush City, Minnesota241 days Missed his family[30]
Dave Nessia50MaleSalt Lake City, Utah336 days Just felt "right"[30]
Randy Champagne31MaleBoulder, Utah235 days Lonely[30]
Brooke Whipple45FemaleFox, Alaska428 days Lonely[30]
Jesse Bosdell32MaleSkowhegan, Maine24 days (medically evacuated) Constipation, possible fecal impaction[30]
Nicole Apelian47FemaleRaymond, Washington29 days (medically evacuated) MS attack[30]
Brad Richardson24MaleFox Lake, Illinois47 days Had no food the whole time[30]
Carleigh Fairchild30FemaleAnchorage, Alaska35 days (medically evacuated) Fish hook in hand[30]

Season 6 (2019)[edit]

Officially titled "Alone: The Arctic", Season 6 premiered on June 6, 2019.


Although subtitled "The Arctic", the sixth season is actually set along the shore of the east arm of Great Slave Lake in the Northwest Territories of Canada, about 400 km (250 mi) south of the Arctic Circle and about 120 km (75 mi) south of the arctic tree line.


NameAgeGenderHometownCountryStatus Reason they tapped outRef.
Jordan Jonas35MaleLynchburg, VirginiaUnited StatesWinner - 77 days Victor[31]
Woniya Thibeault42FemaleGrass Valley, California73 days Starvation[31]
Nathan Donnelly39MaleLopez Island, Washington72 days Shelter fire[31]
Barry Karcher39MaleFort Collins, Colorado69 days (medically evacuated) Lost too much weight [31]
Nikki van Schyndel44FemaleEcho Bay, British ColumbiaCanada52 days (medically evacuated) Low BMI, lost too much weight[31]
Michelle Wohlberg31FemaleMullingar, Saskatchewan48 days (medically evacuated) Constipation, possible impacted bowel[31]
Brady Nicholls36MaleSan Antonio, TexasUnited States32 days Missed his family[31]
Ray Livingston43MaleVancouver, Washington19 days Nothing left to give[31]
Donny Dust38MaleMonument, Colorado8 days (medically evacuated) Food poisoning [31]
Tim Backus55MaleLubbock, Texas4 days (medically evacuated) Broken ankle [31]

Season 7 (2020)[edit]

Officially titled "Alone: Million Dollar Challenge", Season 7 premiered on June 11, 2020. Unlike the previous seasons, instead of trying to outlast all of their competitors, the ultimate goal for the participants was to survive for 100 days on their own, which meant that there was a possibility of multiple winners -- or conversely, no winners at all. At the end of each episode host Colby Donaldson lets the contestants comment on the episode which is accompanied by "never before seen footage."


The seventh season is again set along the shore of the east arm of Great Slave Lake in the Northwest Territories of Canada. Drop off (Day 1) was on September 18, 2019.[32]


NameAgeGenderHometownCountryStatus Reason they tapped outRef.
Roland Welker47MaleRed Devil, AlaskaUnited StatesWinner - 100 days Victor [33]
Callie Russell31FemaleFlathead Valley, Montana89 days (medically evacuated) Frostbite of the toes[33]
Kielyn Marrone33FemaleEspanola, OntarioCanada80 days Starvation[33]
Amós Rodriguez40MaleIndianapolis, IndianaUnited States58 days Starvation[33]
Mark D'Ambrosio33MaleVancouver, Washington44 days effects of trichinosis infection [33]
Joe Nicholas31MaleRedding, CaliforniaStarvation[33]
Joel Van Der Loon34MaleSisters, Oregon40 days Starvation[33]
Keith Syers45MaleSturgis, Kentucky22 days (medically evacuated) Food poisoning, infection[33]
Correy Hawk30MalePlattsmouth, Nebraska12 days (medically evacuated) Torn Meniscus, partially torn MCL[33]
Shawn Helton43MaleHenry, Tennessee10 days Lost fire starter[33]

Season 8 (2021)[edit]

Officially titled "Alone: Grizzly Mountain", Season 8 premiered on June 3, 2021. The season reverts to the original format of the show, with the last person standing declared the winner and awarded a half mil ($500,000). At the end of most episodes in which a contestant taps out, Season 6 contestant and fifth-place finisher Nikki van Schyndel (a survival expert and first responder) conducts a short exit interview at base camp a few days after the tap out.


The eighth season is set along the shores of high-elevation Chilko Lake (Tŝilhqox Biny), British Columbia, a 40-mile long remote glacial lake on the dry eastern side of the Coast Mountains. The lake's surface is at over 3800 ft above sea level, making Season 8 the first Alpine season of Alone, being over 1000 ft higher in elevation than the next-highest season, Season 3, in Patagonia. Drop off (Day 1) was on September 18, 2020.


NameAgeGenderHometownCountryStatus Reason they tapped outRef.
Clay Hayes40MaleKendrick, IdahoUnited States74 days Victor[34]
Biko Wright29MaleOtis, Oregon73 days Starvation, heart palpitations [34]
Theresa Emmerich Kamper40FemaleExeter, EnglandUnited Kingdom69 days (medically evacuated) Low BMI, lost too much weight[34]
Colter Barnes36MaleInian Islands, AlaskaUnited States67 days (medically evacuated) Low BMI, lost too much weight[34]
Rose Anna Moore43FemaleWellsboro, Pennsylvania37 days (medically evacuated) Frostbite, malnutrition[34]
Nate Weber47MaleEast Jordan, Michigan24 days Food poisoning[34]
Matt Corradino42MaleSt. CroixU.S. Virgin Islands22 days Missed his family, starvation[34]
Michelle Finn46FemaleCherryfield, MaineUnited States21 days Starvation[34]
Jordon Bell43MaleOak Ridge, Tennessee19 days Missed his family[34]
Tim Madsen48MaleLaramie, Wyoming6 days (medically evacuated) Anxiety attack, chest pains[34]

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'Alone' Filming Has Taken Contestants to Some Seriously Wild and Rough Places

Through the eight seasonsthat Alone has been captivating viewers on the History Channel, the show has taken contestants to locations off the grid and tested the limits of their mental and physical fortitude. Whether it's in the farthest reaches of Northern Canada or the southernmost point of South America, the brave souls who have undertaken the Alone challenge have faced some of the harshest, most unforgiving terrains known to man.

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Only a select few contestants have emerged victorious from the cruel, yet beautiful landscapes that they've had to call home, and plenty have had to be evacuated because they simply couldn't handle it (or worse, were injured while attempting to survive).

Nonetheless, here is a complete list of all of the locations that Alone has called home in its eight seasons on the air. Keep scrolling to check them all out.


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Season 1: Quatsino, British Columbia, Canada

The first season of Alone saw competitors dropped in the Canadian hamlet of Quatsino. A part of northern Vancouver Island, Quatsino is home to just 91 people and is located on the Quatsino Sound. The location is only accessible via boat or floatplane. Beyond that, its closest neighboring settlement is Coal Harbour, directly to its east and roughly a 20-minute boat ride away. The town of Port Alice is also directly to the south of Quatsino, roughly a 40-minute boat ride away.

Season 2: Quatsino, British Columbia, Canada

For Season 2 of Alone, the show returned to Quatsino. The only difference between Seasons 1 and 2 is that in Season 2, contestants were dropped off closer to the region's largest town, Port Hardy, which is located roughly an hour northeast of the hamlet, and is accessible by both boat and vehicle.

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Season 3: Patagonia, Argentina

The third season of Alone marked the show's departure from the area surrounding Vancouver Island. Season 3 contestants were dropped at various locations spanning multiple lakes in the Andes mountain range foothills, some of the most unforgiving terrain on Earth.

Unlike the previous two seasons where the landmass was surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, Season 3 saw contestants work with Atlantic-based food sources such as rainbow trout, small birds, and even wild boar.


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Season 4: Quatsino, British Columbia, Canada

Season 4 had contestants return to the show's roots in Quatsino yet again, but changed the rules up slightly. This time around, the courageous teams were set further apart than normal due to the 10-mile radius hike that showrunners required them to complete before they could eventually meet up at the designated rendezvous location.

Season 5: Northern Mongolia, Asia

The farthest relocation from Canada yet came to Alone for Season 5, when contestants were dropped off in Northern Mongolia. The episodes took place near Khonin Nuga, which is close to the city of Züünkharaa, Selenge.

Khonin Nuga is the name of a largely pristine valley near to the Khentii mountain range, where contestants had to prove they could survive.

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Season 6: Great Slave Lake, Northwest Territory, Canada

Season 6 marked the first time the show was renamed to align with its location, But Alone: The Arctic is a bit of a misnomer due to the fact that Season 6's Great Slave Lake area isn't exactly in the Arctic, but 250 miles south of it.

Nonetheless, the terrain of the area very much mimics Arctic conditions year-round.


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Season 7: Great Slave Lake, Northwest Territory, Canada

Season 7 of Alone once again dropped contestants in the sub-Arctic area that is the Great Slave Lake region, but this time, the stakes became higher than they ever had been before. For Season 7, contestants simply had to survive 100 days straight in the wild, meaning that there could be multiple winners (or none). The contestant(s) to make it out the other side alive were awarded the show's biggest prize yet: $1,000,000.

Season 8: Chilko Lake, British Columbia, Canada

The most recent season of Alone also saw the show's title changed to correspond with its location. Alone: Grizzly Mountain showcased contestants dropped off at the first Alpine location the series has ever been to, over 3800 feet above sea level.

The lake that the location was based around is Chilko Lake in British Columbia. At 40 miles long, the glacial lake sits on the more dry eastern side of the Coast Mountains.

Catch new episodes of Alone on Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. EST on the History Channel. Previous seasons of the show are available to stream on Netflix.


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