The premise of each episode of Extreme Expedition consists of sending Francis Bouillon and a celebrity guest on a perilous 48-hour expedition based on real-life survival situations, which are recounted by one or more survivors.
Situations for instance can involve a floatplane crashing, a person going missing during a hunting trip, someone falling while rock climbing or the capsizing of a sea kayak.In each episode, the host and guest are accompanied in the field by specialists, who try to help them make the right choices for the places and environments they encounter. As they attempt to survive with minimal equipment, their strengths are repeatedly put to the test and their weaknesses exposed. Only nature controls the plot twists. And when it comes to survival, nature has no mercy: it’s sink or swim.