The new action-adventure series, The Summit, is premiering Sunday, May 14, at 7:00 pm on Channel Nine and 9Now.
Set in the mountains of New Zealand’s South Island, 14 strangers, people from all walks of life, will embark on an unforgettable experience: to try and win $1 million, equally divided between them, as they carry the cash to the top of one of New Zealand’s highest peaks.
The Summit is a game of trust, greed and betrayal where morals will be tested, physical limits pushed to breaking point and bonds forged and broken, hosted by Australian actor, Jai Courtney.
The contestants will have to work as a team through dangerous terrain, encounter wild weather and obstacles to reach the summit of a distant mountain in 14 days to take home the prize money.
But if a trekker falters and gets left behind, so does their share of the money, reducing the size of the cash pot. And if the group fails to reach the summit in time, all the prizemoney will be lost.
There will be brutal twists along the way – like opportunities to steal someone’s money if a trekker is seen as a weak link, and add it to the prize pot for the remaining trekkers.
Jai Courtney said: “You are going to see people physically, mentally and emotionally tested. You’ll see bonds made and broken. We will get a real look at how far people are willing to push themselves and push each other, and see how their resilience is tested. I think it’ll be inspiring, a little heartbreaking, and action-packed.”
Meet the 14 trekkers taking part in The Summit:
Former AFL player
Online health coach
Former Olympic aerial skier
Donut bakery owner
“Bang Bang” boxer
The Summit is an original concept developed by Endemol Shine Australia (a Banijay Company) and Nine.