Les Stroud's Beyond Survival

The Q'ero - Descendants of the Incan High Priests Part 2

Masked in costume, surviving the night on the glacial edge earns the Ukuku the right to break a piece of ice from the mountain's edge and return to base camp carrying this frozen holy water back to their communities. Thus they pay homage to the Spirit of the Mountain of Sinkara and ask for protection and prosperity through the year. Catholic influences are also interwoven into indigeous rites.
  • program length: 27 minutes
  • episode #118

Saturday, September 24 at 1:00 pm on 12.2

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In LES STROUD'S BEYOND SURVIVAL, the survival expert journeys around the globe to unearth the secrets of how remote Indigenous tribes have lived in the wild for thousands of years. The program offers viewers the opportunity to witness some of the most intriguing survival rites and rituals on the planet. Les also takes part in various long-established ceremonies and discovers how their respective cultures have persisted amidst globalization.