Five ex-Special Forces soldiers recreate the SAS’s secret selection process and put 30 men through it – in the ultimate test of their physical and psychological resilience.
The recruits are deep in the Amazon in Ecuador and begin with a terrifying bridge leap. The harsh jungle environment takes its toll, and the DS monitors two volatile individuals.
After a gruelling first stage, eight recruits have dropped out. Now, Chief Instructor Ant and the elite team test the recruits' ability to control their aggression.
12 recruits remain in the third stage. Directing staff focus on recruits they think are mentally weak, sowing distrust in the group - before an abseil trust exercise.
The remaining recruits are tested on what they've learned. The recruits' hidden personality traits are exposed before going on a brutal 12-hour jungle mission in the Andes.
The last recruits face the most psychologically demanding 24 hours of the course - Resistance to Interrogation - as they are abducted and intensively interrogated.