7 Days in Hell

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - ARTS & LIFE -

Fea­tur­ing Brett Rogers and Cliff Quinn Tues­day at 9 p.m. His­tory

out of five prospec­tors: try­ing to make it back to the safety of civ­i­liza­tion af­ter an ac­ci­den­tal fire in­cin­er­ates their tent and most of the sup­plies needed for an ex­tended gold-seek­ing foray into the wilder­ness. Rogers and Quinn stage a mock fire at a re­mote camp­site lo­ca­tion, then bun­dle up a cou­ple of swatches of charred can­vas and an armful of pe­riod-ap­pro­pri­ate tools and weapons and be­gin a lengthy (week-long, as the ti­tle sug­gests) trek through the bush to­ward the safety of an aban­doned camp on the banks of the Yukon River. The press ma­te­ri­als for 7 Days in Hell state that Rogers is an ex­pe­ri­enced ad­ven­turer who has trav­elled the world, vis­ited more than 30 coun­tries and led ex­pe­di­tions in many of them (of­ten with Quinn as his wing­man), but their per­for­mance through­out his back-in-time or­deal sug­gests those more mod­estly mod­ern ven­tures must have been aug­mented by lots of equip­ment and sup­port, and ham­pered by sub­stan­tially less hard­ship. Sim­ply put, from their first steps into the boggy out­back, they both seem very much out of their depth. Rogers and Quinn ap­pear to be un­fa­mil­iar with the equip­ment they’re

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