The show “Hard To Kill” starring Ranger, sniper, Special Forces Operator, and recently retired UFC Fighter Tim Kennedy is set to premiere on Discovery Channel in July. The premise of the show is to spotlight some of the world’s most dangerous jobs by recreating real life worst case scenarios and seeing what it takes to survive them, including getting buried in an avalanche.
In a recent episode of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast Tim describes throwing explosives out of a helicopter to trigger avalanches that he intentionally put himself in the path of. Absolute madness:
Here’s how Discovery Channel describes the new show on their website:
“The new series, HARD TO KILL (w/t) takes Tim around the United States, putting his own life and limbs on the line to highlight the unsung heroes of the American workforce.
From scaling 1500 feet to the top of a TV Mast Tower to traveling to the Mojave Desert to push the boundaries of flight, Tim works with experts in each field to learn some of today’s most dangerous jobs, where one mistake can be deadly. At the end of each training, Tim will put the skills he learned to the test to see if he truly has what it takes to accomplish the jobs of everyday heroes. Regardless of the outcome, Tim will walk away with a greater respect for those that push the limits and put their lives on the line.”
For those of us who have a deep respect for the lethalness of avalanches, Tim’s actions seem beyond reckless but that is obviously the point of the show. Even if you disagree with his tactics, it will be hard not to watch when this episode airs.
Packing list for this back country trek: -BCA avalanche airbag backpack -Gerber Center Drive multi tool -511 headlamp and flashlight -BCA beacon -Sheepdog fire piston -Gerber propel auto knife -IFAK -Avalanche Rescue Shovel -Avalanche probe -Jerky -Water purifier -Team Wendy rescue helmet #hardtokill