By Marc Snetiker
July 30, 2015 at 12:00 PM EDT
Mark Challender/NBC

At least, he thinks he’s rescuing him.

When Vacation star Ed Helms joined nature conqueror Bear Grylls for a trip through the Colorado Mountains on NBC’s Running Wild with Bear Grylls, the actor froze up with fear while rappelling down a cliff — but that’s not to say Helms didn’t respond to the call of duty when he heard it, as shouted by Grylls from elsewhere in the woods.

In this exclusive clip from the Monday’s episode of Running Wild, Helms rises to the occasion on his two-day adventure when he thinks Grylls is in peril. And, well, he is … sort of.


The second season of NBC’s celebrity survivalist series has thus far given us Kate Winslet recreating her Titanic youth and Kate Hudson feasting on ants. Upcoming guests include Michelle Rodriguez, James Marsden, and Michael B. Jordan.

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