"100 Miles from Nowhere" (TV show), formerly known as "Matt on the Run," is a reality series on Animal Planet that follows weekend adventurer Matt Galland and his adrenaline-fueled best buddies Danny Bryson and Blake Josephson venture to some of the most untouched pockets of the planet where cameras — let alone people — rarely have gone.

The goal is to trek roughly 100 miles in the wild in just four days to conquer Mother Nature's challenges and capture her infinite beauty. While the mission is straightforward, each journey comes with its twists and turns, including dangerous encounters with wild animals, brutal terrain, invariable weather, extreme lows and almost impossible heights.

"No cameraman can keep up with us, which is why we must shoot everything ourselves," says Matt, who with his pals, capture their adventures with GoPros and handycams. Every single second on the ground is self-shot, providing a surprising sense of intimacy and immediacy of each unchartered step ahead.

While the guys describe each journey as a joyride, it's never easy and not always fun. They burn up to 10,000 calories a day on foot, raft, skis and even skateboard while they face hunger, dehydration, fatigue, hypothermia, potential bone breaks and infighting.

"There comes a time when you wonder what the hell you're doing, and why you're doing it," says Blake, but Matt reminds the trio, "If it doesn't hurt, it's not worth it." Matt, Danny and Blake must band together, heavily relying on pre-arranged bear boxes, which are dropped at set points approximately every 25 miles. The bear boxes contain their favorite foods and much needed supplies that replenish their strength and stamina. They serve as incentives to reach the next destination and refocus their unified intention.

"100 Miles from Nowhere" is produced for Animal Planet by Renegade 83. Jay Renfroe and David Garfinkle are executive producers for Renegade 83. For Animal Planet, Keith Hoffman is executive producer, and Sarah Russell is associate producer. Vice President of Development Andy Berg developed the series for Animal Planet.

100 Miles from a camera operator or a narrator


Network: Animal Planet
Genre: Reality
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: April 5, 2015
Seasons: 1
Production Company: Renegade 83

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