I Shouldn't Be Alive

The WORST episodes of I Shouldn't Be Alive

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

I Shouldn’t Be Alive is a series that documents incredible stories of human survival through accurate re-enactments of the scenarios that took place. Each episode takes the viewers into another nightmarish scenario with the commentary of individuals who have survived through the ordeal.

Last Updated: 6/8/2022Network: Animal Planet
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Blizzard of Death
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5.56
9 votes

#1 - Blizzard of Death

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/23/2010

A father and son on a hunting expedition in Kyrgyzstan are caught in a blizzard, and the rescue helicopter sent to retrieve them crashes.

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Avalanche of Terror
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6.75
4 votes

#2 - Avalanche of Terror

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 4/30/2010

A solo hiker in the Carpathian Mountains breaks his hip and femur when he is crushed by multiple avalanches.

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Into the Heart of Darkness
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6.80
10 votes

#3 - Into the Heart of Darkness

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/1/2006

Two close friends head for the Amazon rain forest and get lost in the jungle. They have to survive the dangers of the jungle and hold on to sanity as they find their way home.

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Volcano Vacation Hell
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6.92
25 votes

#4 - Volcano Vacation Hell

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/7/2011

Businessman and entrepreneur Dewey Gaedcke decides to check out the spectacular Kilauea Volcano, driving down a secluded local road, before hiking through the dark to a viewing spot. But in the dead of night, becomes disorientated - in the heart of a 330,000-acre national park, covered with deep craters, steaming volcanic vents and crusty lava fields. Dewey is faced with a five day battle to live in this arid, lunar landscape.

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Blood in the Water
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6.95
41 votes

#5 - Blood in the Water

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/8/2006

Five boat safari goers find themselves stranded in the hippo and crocodile-infested Zambezi River when their watercraft sinks due to a mad hippo. Three get stranded on a submerged sand flat in the middle of the river and the other barely makes it to the shore. None of them are protected from Africa's deadly wildlife.

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Trapped Under the Ice
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7.00
14 votes

#6 - Trapped Under the Ice

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/24/2006

A man and his aged dad go kayaking in the Alaskan wilderness. Everything goes fine until they run into some ice on the river, and soon find themselves swept underneath.

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Death Climb
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7.00
1 votes

#7 - Death Climb

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/26/2011

In January 1999, Jamie Andrew and his friend Jamie Fisher are trapped on a ledge in the French Alps when a surprise snowstorm blows in.

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Lost in the African Bush
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7.00
13 votes

#8 - Lost in the African Bush

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 6/23/2006

Five survivors of a private plane crash must survive the dangers of the desolate African wilderness. With two severely injured, some of the group must wander off to find rescue, even though there is no civilization for hundreds of miles.

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River of Fear
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7.03
37 votes

#9 - River of Fear

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/5/2011

Running through the majestic splendour of the Grand Canyon the Colorado River offers construction contractor David Whittlesey with just the kind of challenge he craves. He embarks on a 3 week, 280 mile white-water rafting expedition, opting to tackle some of America's most gruelling rapids on his own. Just days away from completing his journey David's raft capsizes, gets stuck and he loses all of his life-saving supplies. As he attempts to scale a cliff face, which is his only way out, he falls and injuries himself. He is trapped, alone and knows that hypothermia could kill him before anyone even knows where he is or that his life is in danger.

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Ice Cave Survivor
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7.14
14 votes

#10 - Ice Cave Survivor

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/17/2006

US Air Force pilot Mike Couillard takes his ten-year-old son Matthew skiing in Turkey. Losing the trail in a freak snowstorm they wander blindly into the wilderness. Tired, cold and hungry, they find a cave to shelter for the night. Days pass with no sign of rescue, despite a massive search operation. Back home Mike's wife and other children wait, praying. Mike makes an agonizing decision to leave his son and seek help. Reaching some abandoned huts, he collapses. Two days later, he's discovered by passing woodcutters who he directs to the cave. They find Matthew, frostbitten but alive after his ten-day ordeal in the wilderness

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Shattered on Impact
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7.17
6 votes

#11 - Shattered on Impact

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/9/2010

Four men fight for their lives against the very animals they have dedicated themselves to protect.

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Ocean Disaster
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7.17
6 votes

#12 - Ocean Disaster

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/9/2011

Skipper Steve Conway, safety officer Roger Stone and four student sailors are competing in a 4 day, 600 mile yacht race from Texas to the Gulf of Mexico. But in the dead of night and just 60 miles in, their 38ft yacht, Cynthia Rose, springs a leak and capsizes. What began as a fun-trip has just turned into the men's worst nightmare. Roger and two students are trapped inside the capsized boat, whilst Steve and the other two students have been thrown overboard into freezing shark infested waters. Only five of the six men survive.

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Christmas Horror
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7.18
38 votes

#13 - Christmas Horror

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/27/2011

Students Sonja Rendell and Marni Sheppeard are on a 3-day hike in Arthur's Pass National Park, staying in picturesque huts and planning to visit thermal mud pools, before returning home for a family Christmas. But when their path is blocked by ice, the girls take a detour. What started as a steep slope quickly becomes a sheer cliff - with Sonja clinging to the rock with just her finger tips. Returning to the trail is no longer an option as the girls fight to survive on a tiny rock ledge in torrential rain and wind. Will Sonja and Marni be able to climb their way to safety?

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Killer Crevasse
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7.19
37 votes

#14 - Killer Crevasse

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/12/2011

Mountaineer Jim Davidson and best-friend Mike Price embark on a mountaineering expedition to conquer the snow-shrouded summit of Mount Rainier in Washington State. On the descent disaster strikes when, without warning, Jim plunges into an 80 foot crevasse, pulling Mike down with him. Having survived the fall and an avalanche of snow Jim discovers that partner Mike has not been so lucky. To save his own life, Jim has to figure out a way to scale the sheer frozen walls, injured, without the right gear or a climbing partner. Can Jim overcome his grief and find the courage and skill to attempt the toughest climb of his life?

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Nightmare on the Mountain
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7.20
35 votes

#15 - Nightmare on the Mountain

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/29/2010

An 18 year-old elk hunter in Montana is seriously injured by a bear and must spend a night wandering the wooded mountain area in search of help before his injuries claim his life while his parents search for him.

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Frozen at 20,000 ft
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7.22
9 votes

#16 - Frozen at 20,000 ft

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/17/2006

Three British climbers get caught in a snow storm on Mt. McKinley. In order to find help they have to send someone down the mountain alone.

Shipwrecked
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7.22
18 votes

#17 - Shipwrecked

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/24/2006

Two cousins go on a fishing trip when they realize they are shipwrecked on a deserted island.

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Trapped Under a Boulder
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7.24
17 votes

#18 - Trapped Under a Boulder

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/10/2006

An environmentalist heads for a remote island off the coast of Queensland, he then meets a Dutch man on a deserted beach. A one ton slab of granite hits the environmentalist and pins him down to the bed of a creek. The Dutchman must find help for his new friend.

Date from Hell
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7.25
4 votes

#19 - Date from Hell

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/22/2010

A couple go on a tour of the San Jacinto Mountains, only to find themselves stranded and alone for 4 days fighting for their lives.

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Dive of Terror
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7.25
16 votes

#20 - Dive of Terror

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/14/2011

In 2006, ex-Navy diver Rob Hewitt embarks on a short recreational fishing dive off the Kapiti Coast near Wellington, New Zealand. A fun day turns into a living nightmare when he gets caught in a vicious rip current and gets dragged out to sea. Coming face to face with a huge shark and suffering dehydration and exposure Rob is driven to the limit of human endurance.

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Kidnap In the Killing Fields
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7.26
23 votes

#21 - Kidnap In the Killing Fields

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/25/2005

A man involved in demining Cambodia accidentally steps on a landmine and blows off his leg. Two years earlier, he was kidnapped by a murderous group of Khmer Rouge.

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Til Death Do Us Part
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7.29
7 votes

#22 - Til Death Do Us Part

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/30/2011

In 2009, Tom and Linda Bosworth set off on a short 'jeeping' adventure to a beautiful but remote canyon in New Mexico.. Disaster strikes when their jeep hits a large rock causing it to roll. Stuck in the middle of nowhere, their car broken beyond repair, Tom and Linda are suddenly thrown into a desperate fight for survival.

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Perfect Storm
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7.29
14 votes

#23 - Perfect Storm

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/24/2012

A helicopter rescue crew fight for their lives.

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Lost in the Snow
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7.30
40 votes

#24 - Lost in the Snow

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/4/2005

A U.S. Army Private, his wife, and their five-month old son travel to a funeral, but on the way there, they miss the sign that leads to the city and instead go into an uninhabited national park which is closed for the winter.

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Lost in the Outback
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7.33
9 votes

#25 - Lost in the Outback

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/16/2010

A treasure hunter gets lost in the Australian Outback and struggles to survive wild dingoes, as well as the scorching heat, until rescuers can find him.

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