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Koo Koo Sint - The Star Gazer

Documentary series. Ray Mears follows in the footsteps and techniques of Briton David Thompson, who mapped four million square miles of North America.

Ray Mears goes on an epic adventure into Canada's unforgiving, yet inspiring wilderness.

David Thompson was a Briton who helped change the face of Canada. He mapped nearly four million square miles of North America. This would be an impressive feat today - in the 1800s it was, quite simply, staggering.

Thompson effectively paved the way for trade from coast to coast in Canada, strengthening the status of the country and defining the borders that kept Canada independent from the US.

Ray explores Thompson's footsteps across the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Coast. He draws on a new set of bushcraft skills and local knowledge, and explores the mapping techniques used by Thompson.

59 minutes

Last on

Fri 10 May 2019 16:15

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:02

    Michael Jackson

    Is It Scary / Threatened (Immortal Version) (feat. 50 Cent & Rockwell)

  • 00:35

    Bon Iver

    Skinny Love


Role Contributor
Presenter Ray Mears
Producer Ben Southwell
Executive Producer Pete Lawrence


  • Sun 22 Nov 2009 20:00
  • Sun 22 Nov 2009 23:00
  • Tue 24 Nov 2009 19:00
  • Tue 24 Nov 2009 20:00
  • Fri 11 Dec 2009 02:55
  • Fri 1 Jun 2018 14:30
  • Fri 10 May 2019 16:15