Last night’s episode of Man vs. Wild featured Jake Gyllenhaal. The actor and the show’s host were winched down onto the glacier from a helicopter just before a storm and faced a two-day hike to get to their destination, where they would be picked up.
Brave Gyllenhaal and Bear Grylls trekked up the steep glacier and found a dead sheep in a pit created by volcanic heat. The movie star offered to gut the creature so the fleece could be used to keep the pair warm – but the animal was too decomposed.
The two adventurers then dug out a snow hole with their hands so they had somewhere to spend the night away from storms. Gyllenhaal confessed he has a natural ability to dig: “I like digging holes. Maybe I was a gopher in a past life.”
Day two began with the crossing of an icy river and both men had to strip off to keep their clothes dry, crossing the glacial torrent with waterproof rucksacks. On the other side, they quickly dressed and hiked energetically to keep themselves warm.
Upon completing his adventure, a thrilled Gyllenhaal – who is a big fan of Grylls’ show – said, “The whole thing was pretty much a high.”
Launch the gallery to check out Jake Gyllenhaal’s shirtless highlights from last night’s episode, and watch the shirtless scene after the jump…