Alone: Before The Drop Goes Behind the Scenes on Season 11


Survival series “Alone” returns to HISTORY with its eleventh season, pushing the boundaries of human endurance in the unforgiving Arctic Circle. Premiering on Thursday, June 13, 2024, the season takes place in the northernmost location in the series’ history, marking a significant milestone.

“Alone” is an American survival competition series that first aired in 2015. It follows the self-documented journeys of individuals as they attempt to survive alone in the wilderness, facing isolation, harsh elements, and the challenge of finding food and building shelters. The show is known for its authenticity, with contestants filming themselves and receiving no support from producers or medical staff beyond health check-ins.

Season 11 of “Alone” takes the survivalists to Inuvik, North West Territories, 250 miles into the Arctic Circle on the coast of the Arctic Ocean. This remote location presents a unique set of challenges, including grizzly bears, bone-chilling cold, and icy landscapes. The survivalists must rely on their chosen items from a list of 40 pre-approved survival gear, along with their resourcefulness and resilience, to endure the extreme Arctic conditions.

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The season premiere, “Before the Drop,” introduces the ten new participants as they prepare for their journey into the unknown. The episode offers a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Season 11, providing insight into the rigorous preparation that goes into this extreme survival challenge.

The series has a history of pushing the limits of human endurance, with contestants dropped into remote wilderness areas, far enough apart to ensure they remain isolated. The show’s format adds time pressure by starting in mid- to late autumn, forcing contestants to prepare for the approaching winter and the scarcity of food that comes with it.

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The contestants in Season 11 will face similar challenges, navigating the harsh Arctic environment with only their chosen gear, standard equipment, and their will to survive. The last remaining contestant wins a grand prize of $500,000, with the stakes higher than ever in this extreme northern location.

Alone: Before the Drop airs Thursday June 13, 2024 at 8:00pm on HISTORY.

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