Friday, November 04, 2011

Charley Boorman biking across Canada coming to Channel 5 soon

You can go where Charley goes with the help of Frontier Canada 

Coming soon to Channel 5, Charley Boorman's Extreme Frontiers. He's ridden through Africa in the award winning series 'Long Way Down', braved the wilds of the North on his 20,000 mile 'Long Way Round' adventure and now Charley Boorman, accompanied by producer/director Russ Malkin, is about to launch his latest adventure - a new and exciting adventure expedition that really gets under the skin of an entire country.

Charley Boorman's Extreme Frontiers follows Charley's epic 10,300 mile journey across Canada, the world's second largest country. Travelling principally on motorbikes, the series sees Charley and Russ traversing each of the 10 Canadian Provinces, 2 Frontiers, 3 Oceans and 4 Extreme Frontiers from East to West revealing a unique insight into this beautiful country. 

Never before has Charley had the opportunity to deeply explore one country. Each episode sees them embark on a series of dangerous, frightening, inspiring and hilarious tasks from canoeing to rodeo, heli-mountain biking to ice hockey.  Charley Boorman's Extreme Frontiers also sees Charley braving the impressive 8,000m peak Mount Fable in Alberta and overcoming his claustrophobia whilst wreck diving in Lake Huron. Every challenge reveals the breathtaking wilderness of Canada, its people and its diverse culture. It sees the team delve into its rich history whilst being pushed to the limit in a series of often tough challenges.

Charley Boorman commented: "I absolutely loved filming this series, but I have to say it was one of the toughest trips I have ever been on due to the intensity, the tough challenges we embarked on and the sheer distance we travelled. During the 6 week expedition I experienced some of the scariest and uplifting moments of my life but as always it was the amazing characters I met along the way that stick with me. Canada is an awesome country and Extreme Frontiers Canada is a great way for people at home to learn more about this amazing place whilst having a good laugh at me at the same time trying to do things like climb Mount Fable when my legs have turned to jelly!"

Charley once again delivers an outstanding performance with his boyish charm and great sense of humour. The series was filmed across six weeks through June and July 2011 during the months of the midnight sun. Travelling throughout these two months provided exceptional cinematography footage and additional time for filming. You will see the team adventure across infinite landscapes in enduring summer light offering a totally unique, in-depth and beautiful picture of the country like no other before it. 

The series is due to start on the 28th November. 

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