4:39 pm - 02/01/2018

"Law of the Jungle" to explore glaciers & alpine regions of Patagonia

After exploring different parts of the globe from jungles to scorching deserts, the adventurers of the SBS reality show “Law of the Jungle” returned from Patagonia and heralded their most exciting and beautiful survival project ever.

“It has been the longest ‘Law of the Jungle’ shooting, as we spent 21 days in the faraway land of Chile. The new edition set in Patagonia aims to present the beauty of Patagonia, while focusing on the cast’s arduous journey and survival,” said production director Paek Su-jin during a media event for the program in Seoul on Thursday.

The director also explained that she chose the region because the climate in Patagonia is unpredictable. Adapting to the extreme weather variations was tough for both the celebrities and the staff, with some of them suffering from altitude sickness and hypothermia, she said.

“It was the hardest shooting among the series I’ve been in charge of. But the beautiful landscapes were amazing as well,” she added.

The newest season of “Law of the Jungle” -- a variety show that features celebrities traveling to sparsely populated and natural places on earth to learn how to survive on their own and experience local life under clan leader Kim Byung-man -- will explore the wildest regions of Patagonia, such as its glaciers and alpine areas.

The star-studded list of explorers include Jo Jae-yoon, Nu’est’s JR, Hong Jin-young, Kim Seung-soo, Kim Jing-kyung, Kim Sung-ryung, DIA’s Jung Chae-yeon and Jo Yoon-woo.

Having returned from the journey, the stars said they had confronted minus 20 degree Celsius cold and experienced difficulty in breathing at high altitudes. They also made unforgettable memories.

“Pulling all-nighters to shoot dramas hasn’t been that hard for me. But it was physically challenging to sleep on the bare ground while fully dressed. My back started to ache, so leader Kim Byung-man made me the ground flat with stones,” said 30-year veteran actress Kim Sung-ryung. “But being able to sleep without complicated thoughts each night, it was really comforting.”

Singer Hong Jin-young said that she experienced a total breakdown for the first time in her life while staying in the wild. “I’m preparing for a comeback. I hadn’t planned on losing weight, but In Patagonia, I lost weight naturally,” she said.

The first episode of “Law of the Jungle” set in Patagonia will air Friday at 10 p.m.

source: KPopHerald
sodapab 2nd-Feb-2018 04:46 am (UTC)
I kinda want to check this out because of Hong Jin Young but
jeez this show sounds rough :/
dorawa 2nd-Feb-2018 07:27 am (UTC)
It's actually rly cool? Idk it's like scripted living off the land.
soyunatetera 2nd-Feb-2018 05:08 am (UTC)

Just in time after the parks in Patagonia were created 😊 I'm watching this.

gathyou 2nd-Feb-2018 07:06 am (UTC)
Just dropping in to say that Patagonia is one of the most beautiful region I've seen, I might check this season! Though I went in summer and we never had negative degrees. I wonder where exactly they went?
dorawa 2nd-Feb-2018 07:28 am (UTC)
I'm guessing the mountains somewhere hiking? That's their usual M.O
gathyou 2nd-Feb-2018 02:11 pm (UTC)
We'll know which hiking trail they picked soon, from the info in this article I just know it's not the one I've done lol (mine was considered easy for beginners and isn't in altitude + reaaally known and popular so always a lot of people on it)
shuumi_miss 2nd-Feb-2018 03:04 pm (UTC)
If they had problems breathing and with those temperatures, I'm assuming they went to the glaciers that are above 3000 masl. Which is crazy considering no one of them is accustomed to those altitudes, and that's is dangerous, the "apunamiento" is not a joke.

I remember my sister went to a field trip to Catamarca (I think?) with the staff and students of a subjet of her career, and an exchange student from germany got sick really quick even before they reached the 3000 masl mark. They had to take her back to a lower altitude asap because not even the oxygen was helping her.

I live in the north of my country, so we are used to those altitudes, but if you live near the coast or somewhere with a similar low altitude, you need to train yourself before going so high up the mountains.

On a side note, I agree with you, Patagonia is such a beautiful place. I don't know the Chilean part, but I've traveled through the Argentinean part and it's one of my favorite trips I've ever done.
gathyou 2nd-Feb-2018 03:40 pm (UTC)
Yeah it's super crazy that they went so high. I also visited San Pedro de Atacama (instead of doing things simple we went to the North and then as South as we could lmao) and even going there by bus from Santiago which at least is "smoother" than just landing by plane in a higher altitude, I had severe headaches the first day. Anytime we walked for a while (or did bike because my brother is hardcore and I guess I just follow him? lol) I was SO TIRED. It was just 2 500 (I went up to 4 200 with El Tatio Geysers though) so I can imagine a little how fucking exhausted I would be hiking at around 3 000 (and with very cold temperatures apparently) like they did.

I haven't done the Argentinean part so I can't compare, but the areas around Puerto Natales were so beautiful (we also did the Torres del Paine W trail which is totally attainable for beginners like me even though it was still hard lol), I recommand it to you!!! Puntas Arena was nothing special lol except that it has the airport. I definitively plan to go back one day :) I didn't have time to go see the glaciers from closer (even though there's a beautiful view on one of them while doing the W trail)

Edited at 2018-02-02 03:41 pm (UTC)
corsolla 2nd-Feb-2018 03:40 pm (UTC)
corsolla 2nd-Feb-2018 03:40 pm (UTC)
Can't wait!
welljustguess 3rd-Feb-2018 04:35 am (UTC)
Ok sounds interesting (to watch, not to experience)
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