Where is SAS: Who Dares Wins filmed?

From halting cold to gruelling heat (Picture: Channel 4)

SAS: Who Dares Wins has been airing its seventh series, and along with new instructors Rudy Reyes and Remi Adeleke, the 2022 season is in an thoroughly new location.

In past seasons, Ant Middleton, along with returning Directing Staff Jason ‘Foxy’ Fox and Mark ‘Billy’ Billingham, have put the 20 contestants by gruelling challenges in the bitter cold and icy waters, but this time around they were faced with brutal heat and dry environments.

As always, tasked with a series of terrifying and brutal challenges both on land and in the water, the recruits are put by extreme conditions in physically and mentally challenging surroundings.

But where is SAS: Who Dares Wins filmed?

Where is SAS: Who Dares Wins filmed?

Remi Adeleke, Jason ‘Foxy’ Fox, Rudy Reyes, and Mark ‘Billy’ Billingham are putting the new recruits by their paces (Picture: Pete Dadds/Channel 4)

There are three locations where SAS: Who Dares Wins has been filmed between the current season, past seasons and the celebrity version of the show.

Wadi Rum, Jordan

It was the hottest and driest in addition! (Picture: Channel 4)

in addition as Ant no longer being a part of the show and two new DS, the big change this season was the location, as the recruits were challenged under the gruelling heat.

The dry desert area of Wadi Rum in the Middle East was particularly tough for the recruits, as Rudy shared: ‘These recruits were fantastic, so fit and so strong, but they’d never been in complete zero humidity, or that kind of heat, or continuous sand.

‘So they dehydrated quickly, and it sapped a lot of their strength. Those who survived the time of action learned to adapt.’

The recruits were really tested under the heat (Picture: Channel 4)

Channel 4 stated: ‘The series was filmed in the protected desert area of Wadi Rum in the Middle Eastern kingdom of Jordan.

‘Also known as the Valley of the Moon it’s a emotional desert scenery of sandstone and granite and has been the backdrop for many epic characterize films – from Lawrence of Arabia to The Martian & recently Dune.

‘The base, known as the French Fort, was originally constructed as part of a set for a 1998 French TV production.’

Temperatures could reach over 35˚C during the day (Picture: Channel 4/Pete Dadds)

The statement additional that this was the ‘hottest and driest series in addition’, with temperatures peaking over 35˚C during the day and falling to lows of 5˚C at night.

Unlike scenes of past seasons, in Jordan it rained only once during the filming period, ‘which was unexpected but uncommon!’

Andes mountains, Chile

The celebs were treated to the harsh extremes of the Andes in Chile (Picture: Channel 4/Pete Dadds)

The celebrity version (and series four of the regular programme) of SAS: Who Dares Wins is filmed in the challenging ground of Chile’s Andes mountains.

Regarding the location, Channel 4 stated: ‘The recruits will be based in an abandoned ex-military forward operating base in the brutal and spectacular Andes mountains.

‘[They] will be tested to the extremes of winter warfare in the most deadly ecosystem of them all.

They were tasked with brutal challenges (Picture: Channel 4 / Pete Dadds)

‘They’ll confront all the challenges of living and operating at high altitude, with a without of oxygen, in halting temperatures and unforgiving snow storms.’

Brutal responsibilities involving this ground included celebrities jumping backwards out of a helicopter into Rapel Lake, an artificial lake in central Chile, and undertaking expeditions up one of the Andes mountains, where temperatures can reach  -10℃.

Isle of Raasay, Scottish Hebrides

The island of Raasay is far away and poses unwelcoming conditions to visitors (Credits: Pete Dadds/Channel 4)

For past seasons of SAS: Who Dares Wins, the recruits were taken to the challenging ground of the Scottish Hebrides.

The recruits left their daily lives behind from all across the UK and headed to the far away island of Raasay, where they wee exposed to Scotland’s unforgiving weather, harsh scenery and volatile seas.

The 2011 census recorded that just 161 people live on the island, which is most famous for being the birthplace of Gaelic poet Sorley MacLean, an important figure in the Scottish Renaissance.

In older seasons of SAS: Who Dares Wins, recruits were taken to Wales, Morocco and Ecuador.

SAS: Who Dares Wins continues tonight at 9pm on Channel 4.

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