A couple more videos from Ed Wardle, who is attempting a three-month solo stay in the Yukon wilderness in Canada. It’s not going well for him right now, as his body, starved of nutrients, is beginning to slow to the point of shutting down. Here’s the first video:
Not a good sign. You catch that about his heart rate slowing to the upper 20s? Here’s the second video:
You can tell by watching that the emotional toll of being alone on meager rations has been high. It looks like he’s about done. Ed and everyone involved in the project decided to cut the experiment short from the planned three-month stay. A promo on the Web site looks like it will be cut to about 50 days or so.
Fascinating look at what happens to people in a harsh wilderness setting when all they have to live off is what they can carry, catch and gather. Ed said he feels like he failed, but I disagree. The show will begin airing next month.