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The History Channel’s survival competition Alone season four concludes tonight, and will award $500,000 to its winners—and that’s plural, because the show changed its format this season so that pairs of survivalists are now competing to outlast each other on Vancouver Island.

Why was there a change this season? Will it continue? Why does it seem like the remaining survivalists won’t be setting any records this season?

To learn the answers to those questions and others, I talked to Shawn Witt, who is the co-president of Leftfield Pictures, which produces the show. He’s previously produced shows from National Geographic Channel’s Brain Surgery Live to FYI’s Tiny House Nation.

He was candid and open about all of the things we covered, from the origin of this season’s twist to medical checks, the show’s fairness to the location for season five.

Why Alone added pairs for season 4

The big change for season four was casting people in pairs—pairs that were initially separated and actually alone, though one person was tasked with finding the other. So why the change?

“Every season the network is looking for the creative to evolve and they encouraged us to come up with some different concepts that did not stray too far from the spirit of the show,” he said. “Obviously, the headline of your article was funny—If it’s called Alone, why are there two people? And I get that.”

“That was one of many ideas we came up with, and that [title] part aside, it was the one idea that allowed us to stay as organic as possible with all the other things that are so great about the series,” he said. “I think with any series, not just Alone, networks are always looking for something to mix it up and something to get conversations happening. For that reason alone, it was at least a good way to trigger more conversation around the series.”

So will there be pairs in future seasons?

“I think they full well knew that choosing that idea, it wasn’t committing to a series change, it was just for this season,” he said, adding that they are currently “talking about future seasons,” so nothing has been locked in place yet.

Partner conflict versus solitary whining

Having pairs means a greater likelihood of conflict, which History alluded to in its press release, saying “they’ll have to communicate, compromise and work together with their teammate if they want to endure the longest.”

Witt was honest about the potential for drama: “Sure, I think the network may have wanted—and we couldn’t disagree—that having two people out there would provide a more interesting dynamic than just one person alone,” he said.

He pointed out that contestants in previous seasons could be just as annoying, or at least had gotten familiar. “We also read some stuff on message boards where would people would say things like, We’ve seen enough of self-loathing and whining of one person,” he said.

The result, though, “has not been a ton of conflict,” he said. “I think you’ve seen it with the people who’ve lasted a longer time, but I think that would have happened regardless just based on the physical and emotional strains that all of them are under.”

Witt added, “I personally was happy with how this season has played out because it wasn’t emotionaly gross—people weren’t throwing chairs at each other, or the woods version of chairs.”

Why season 4’s cast hasn’t lasted as long

Season one’s winner lasted 56 days; season two’s winner 66 days; and season 3’s winner lasted 87 days.

That record-setting trajectory seems unlikely to happen this season, as the most recent pair to tap out, Brooke and Dave, lasted only 49 days. (Of course, that’s no small feat, and still 10 days longer than Survivor—and they have no rewards, no game to play, nothing.)

Has this season been harder for the contestants? And why?

Witt said “it was seasonal. The weather where they were in Vancouver was pretty rough this go around. The availability of resources was not as great as it has been in the past—not because of where we put them, just based on when” the show filmed.

“Sustenance was more of a challenge this go around,” he said. He pointed out the salmon run in season two that Nicole benefitted as one example of something not available to the season four cast.

Is it easier to tap out with a partner?

This season, if one of the two people in a pair is medically evacuated or chooses to leave, that means their partner is automatically out, too.

I asked Witt if he thought having pairs has affected how long this cast has lasted, and he said yes—essentially because people support their partner’s decision to leave.

“When there’s two people it’s a lot easier for someone to feel okay about letting the other person tap out. Or, as an individual, asking the other person, Are you cool with me tapping out?” he said. Just the fact that one’s partner has raised that idea “makes leaving or tapping out a more palatable or immediate thing.”

“When you’re there by yourself, you fight yourself more,” he added. “It’s less of a support system when you hit those lows.”

How medical checks and evacuations work

Last season on Alone, three people were medically evacuated—including the runner-up, Carleigh Fairchild, meaning the winner won by default.

So how does the production team decide when it’s time to remove someone?

“Those are really tough decisions to make, and honestly they’re not made without the consultations of doctors and attorneys, because we don’t want want to be in a position of making a bad decision,” executive producer Shawn Witt told me.

“When we set out to make this show, it was always about everyone’s safety first and the show second,” he said. “We don’t ever want to be in a situation where there’s a headline that says somebody died or almost died on our show. It doesn’t make sense for us; it doesn’t make sense for the network.”

The contestants are checked regularly: “It’s weekly,” Witt said, “until we get way, way, way down, and once we get into the day 45, day 50, day 60, and in some past seasons, way beyond that, simply because there’s no medical precedent for that sort of survival sitation with the lack of food, we cut it down to three or four days.”

However, a contestant’s health might change that frequency during the competition.

“If we hear from a participant, or feel in talking to them, that they don’t feel that they’re doing well. We can check in with them more often,” Witt said.

But the medical checks don’t just increase for one contestant. They change for everyone.

“When we do that, we have to check in with everybody more often to keep it a fair and level playing field,” Witt said.

Also to keep things fair in a competition that’s about isolation, Witt said “we don’t allow the participants to communicate with the medical teams in a way that has anything to do with non-medical things.”

They discuss symptoms and injuries, but “nothing about, Hey, who won the Super Bowl yesterday or Happy Thanksgiving. We try to keep the unnecessary pleasantries away simply to maintain that authentic, alone experience,” he said.

Would Alone ever add camera crews?

Participants on Alone film themselves, leading to a lot of shaky and imperfect footage, and I asked Witt if there was ever a consideration of adding camera crews—especially for this season, since the contestants were not by themselves. (MTV’s Stranded with a Million Dollars, for example, filmed its contestants from a distance so the contestants didn’t interact with camera crews.)

That wasn’t considered for History’s Alone. “I feel like it’s integral, and we’ve never really wanted to do that,” Witt said simply.

The production does, of course, film things other than the contestants, such as the aerial shots of the landscape.

“We have a separate crew that is living in the area where the medical team is, and they’re out shooting flora and fauna in the woods just to add those natural elements in the transitions,” he said.

How much footage Alone’s contestants create

Witt told me that Leftfield’s process for post-production has “evolved over time.”

In the first season, he said, “we were able to get through the footage fairly quickly so we could assess what we had.”

But that changed. “I don’t know if it’s because the future participants had already seen the show or learned what to do and what not to do, we ended up with an insane amount of footage, and it incrementally went up every season—to the point where it was almost unmanageable.”

He said that specifically, “Patagonia was insane in terms of the amount of footage we had. Unreal.”

That meant their procedure had change. “The only way we could keep from bleeding the budget dry was to sit on the majority of the footage and not even start editing it until everything was in house,” he said.

“In season one, we had screeners and loggers and editors all going at once, assembling everything, kind of in real time. But now, our process is to screen and log and get through every ounce of footage,” and then start assembling episodes and editing them.

Listening to fans and welcoming criticism

“I, and everyone who works on it, are just grateful for the fan base, and also the participants who trust us and trust the network to tell their stories as we do,” Witt told me.

He added that not only do producers appreciate feedback, but feedback from fans can affect the show.

“Honestly, it’s very helpful for us to read feedback from people like you and fans who are watching because those things—whether people realize it or not—do find their way into how we produce and edit every season. It’s appreciated,” he said. “Any sort of criticism that’s constructive, keep it coming, because it helps us make a better, more authentic show.

Season 5 and its location

While there isn’t yet a confirmed renewal, the production is currently looking for locations, and assuming it returns, the new set of contestants will definitely not be on Vancouver Island or season three’s location of Patagonia, Argentina.

“The series is dong well enough that we currently have boots on the ground scouting new locations that we’ve never been to before and significantly farther away than anywhere we’ve been before—some pretty dramatic foreign landscapes,” Witt said.

And just to confirm: “It will 100 percent be somewhere new,” he said.



First few episodes are really slow and excruciating to watch. Without being a spoiler (since you will find this out from the trailer) 7 teams of two (not really "Alone" are they?) are dropped approximately 10 miles apart from each other and have to find each other. Well... not really. One sets up camp while the other does the work of trying to find their partner. I have hiked hundreds of miles (many hundreds of miles) in the PNW. Vancouver Island is wet. And while it gets over a hundred inches a year, the Cascades where I did my hiking, get 80+. The underbrush, beaver ponds, deadfall and more make running into a bear a welcome event. Going a hundred yards in this kind of terrain when you DON'T have a trail is like walking a mile. Why the producers chose this distance to be 10 miles is beyond me. Yes, it is SUPPOSED to be difficult, but it just makes the show difficult to watch because all I could do was shake my head and think, the team that has the least amount of salal, vine maple, devils club and sometimes bottomless ankle breaking deadfall to fight through will at least have a fighting chance of winning... and watching these people fight this dense underbrush just isn't fun. Sure, listening to Larry in Season 2 rant on with multiple expletives bleeped out was a bit humorous (I thought so anyway) but episode after episode of this? Yikes. Yes, there are moments of drama but they are few. It took me back to times either hiking or hunting of fighting through that crap and it got old. And then, it revs up and gets going like the Alone we all know and love. So... be patient and wade through the first few episodes like a whining hiker from the Appalachians or Ozarks whose never seen underbrush like this in his or her life.

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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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Season 4 (12)

8 Seasons | 96 Episodes

Episode 11 Tales from the Island
S 4E 11

Tales from the Island

Aired on Aug 17, 2017

After a grueling finish, the top three teams of Alone’s fourth season reunite to discuss their unique adventures and reveal never before seen moments.

Episode 10 Flesh and Blood
S 4E 10

Flesh and Blood

Aired on Aug 17, 2017

As time presses on and temperatures drop, the final teams grapple with an unbearable desire to tap out. But the $500,000 prize is hard to give up, and the participants push themselves until one reaches the breaking point.

Episode 9 My Brother's Keeper
S 4E 9

My Brother's Keeper

Aired on Aug 10, 2017

As freezing temperatures punish Vancouver Island, the remaining pairs all face game-changing scenarios. One participant is hit with a crippling illness, while another’s temper drives a wedge between him and his teammate.

Episode 8 Flare-Up
S 4E 8


Aired on Aug 03, 2017

After nearly a month on Vancouver Island, the three remaining teams face existential threats at every turn. One participant is forced to fight a raging fire, while rising tensions threaten to end another partnership.

Episode 7 Hooked
S 4E 7


Aired on Jul 27, 2017

The three remaining teams scramble for a long term advantage. One pair runs themselves ragged with an elaborate shelter build, while another hazards the freezing Pacific waters on their own small craft.

Episode 6 Thicker Than Water
S 4E 6

Thicker Than Water

Aired on Jul 20, 2017

As Vancouver Island is pummeled by torrential rains, the remaining teams scramble to avoid freezing flood waters. One team attempts a massive construction project that could be their key to survival, while another must choose between betraying family and tapping out.

Episode 5 Double or Nothing
S 4E 5

Double or Nothing

Aired on Jul 13, 2017

Now that most teams are reunited, they dive into the difficult task of surviving together and feeding two people. Meanwhile, the final hiker faces a brutal mountain climb that could dash his hopes of ever making it to camp.

Episode 4 The Last Mile
S 4E 4

The Last Mile

Aired on Jul 06, 2017

Desperation sinks in as the hikers struggle to make the final push to their teammates. Exhaustion leads one participant straight into the path of a predator, and into a dangerous confrontation.

Episode 3 Margin of Error
S 4E 3

Margin of Error

Aired on Jun 29, 2017

On Vancouver Island, a seriously injured participant weighs the risks of seeking medical help and sacrificing his shot at $500,000. Danger awaits all participants as predators continue to stalk the island’s newest inhabitants.

Episode 2 Hell on Earth
S 4E 2

Hell on Earth

Aired on Jun 22, 2017

As their teammates attempt to set up camp, the hikers find that Vancouver Island’s terrain is even more punishing when on the move. The island beats one pair into submission, while another grapples with a devastating accident.

Episode 1 Divide and Conquer
S 4E 1

Divide and Conquer

Aired on Jun 15, 2017

In a new twist, seven family member pairs are dropped miles apart on Northern Vancouver Island and must find each other. To win the $500,000 prize, they must survive the island’s unforgiving terrain and deadly predators together.

Episode 0 Making the Cut: Season 4
S 4E 0

Making the Cut: Season 4

Aired on Jun 08, 2017

This season of Alone features a brand new challenge as seven pairs of family members are dropped miles apart on Northern Vancouver Island, where they must find each other and survive together. Meet the teams, go behind the scenes, and see what it takes to make the cut.

How can we improve this experience?


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