Trips Money Can't Buy, Tues., Jan. 10 at 8 p.m., Outdoor Life Network: Hot off the road from his Long Way Round series, actor Ewan McGregor partners up with the above-mentioned Ray Mears to bushwhack their way through Honduran jungles seeking a lost civilization called Prehistoric People of the Mosquito Coast.
The 10-day trek is assisted by an archeologist and is fraught with dangers: vipers, adders, bullet ants and mosquitoes carrying parasitic diseases like leishmaniasis — which left untreated is fatal. McGregor is pumped full of enthusiasm at the beginning, but as the hour special wears on, along with the constant pounding rain, you can tell he's had enough.
He does, however, remain extremely good-looking even as he battles hypothermia.
But of course, what else would he be?