Show of hands: Who wants to watch Jake Gyllenhaal risk falling to his death while sliding across a thin rope that’s suspended exceedingly high in the air over a canyon?
Fan-tastic. Because here’s a clip of that very thing, courtesy of the upcoming episode of “Man vs. Wild” that airs Sunday night on the Discovery Channel. In it, Gyllenhaal teams up with danger-seeking outdoorsman/host Bear Grylls to trek across Iceland and voluntarily put themselves in frightening and unpleasant situations.
First up: that rope slide, during which Grylls shouts out incredibly helpful pointers to Gyllenhaal such as “Pace yourself!” and “Shake the blood back into your arms whenever you need to!”
After the jump, watch Grylls send Gyllenhaal head down a hole to pick up the carcass of a dead sheep so they can gut it, eat it and use the fleece as a blanket. Which, for the record, neither Jack nor Ennis ever had to do during their camping trips in “Brokeback Mountain.”
Watch: Jake Gyllenhaal heads down a hole: