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.
The contestants must go for the gold while at Cold Creek Mine in Alaska. Here the cast must hike into the wilderness and work on a mining operation. The contestant with the least amount of gold will be sent home.
Contestants head to the wilderness of Washington State where they must work as loggers: cutting, choking, and loading logs. At the end of the day, one competitor is sent home.
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 remaining seven contestants will meet their greatest fear head on while walking 335 feet above ground on top of the Vincent Thomas Bridge in the port of Los Angeles. While up there they will work maintenance jobs such as cleaning and painting. Next they work well into the night as they change all the light bulbs. Anyone who cannot beat their fear will be sent home packing.
Monster truck challenge is in store for this weeks challenge to the contestants, as they crush cars in vehicles with 800 lbs. tires. They will be judged on their creativity and safety while operating the trucks.
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.