Ed Wardle

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Ed Wardle is a Scottish television producer, director, camera operator, and adventurer.[1]

Wardle reached the summit of Mount Everest in 2007 while filming Everest: Beyond the Limit for the Discovery Channel. He summitted the mountain again in 2009.[2] In 2008, he took part in a guided 'last degree' expedition to the North Pole.[citation needed]

Alone in the Wild[edit]

In 2009, Wardle filmed a documentary, Alone in the Wild, for Channel 4 and the National Geographic Channel.[3] Wardle was dropped off in the Yukon Territory of Northern Canada in order to make a documentary discovering what it was like to live completely alone in the wild, living off the land and the wildlife he could legally catch. His only means of communication with the outside world was via Twitter postings each day.[4] His video diaries had detailed his problems finding food and his inability to cope with the solitude. He had intended to stay for three months, but after seven weeks he decided that he needed to get out. His body weight fell by 28 pounds and heart rate fell below 30 beats per minute by the end of his adventure.[5]

He was interviewed on ITV's This Morning after his adventure.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Official website
  2. ^ Everest: Beyond the Limit, Discovery Channel
  3. ^ "Alone in the Wild". Channel 4. 
  4. ^ Wardle, Ed (2009). "AloneInTheWild". Twitter. 
  5. ^ "Filmmaker rescued from Yukon wilderness". CBS News. August 28, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Ed Wardle:Alone in the Wild". This Morning at ITV.com.