In the premiere episode, contestants must work aboard an extreme fishing boat. The two best workers from each team are rewarded with immunity while the two worst are put up for elimination.
The 12 contestants head to Deadhorse, Alaska, where they are challenged to load and operate an 18-wheeler in freezing temperatures.
This episode finds the contestants challenged to work on an oil rig, which includes lugging pipes, changing the bits and drilling in the mud.
The contestants find themselves being shoved around inside a wooden barrel by a bull to get the feel of his power as they will attempt to try bullfighting. They will receive grades on how well they protected the riders.
The contestants head to Mount McKinley and form a search and rescue team to learn to extract, treat and transport injured citizens.
The final episode finds the four remaining workers going back to 3 of the hardest jobs, logging, oil rigging and crab fishing where a winner will be determined. The prize money will be all the salaries combined from each job performed.