Between 1896 and 1899, more than 100,000 brave souls set out on a perilous journey into the frozen North on the legendary Klondike Gold Rush trail. Most never made it to the end. Killed or scared off by bears, treacherous terrain, raging torrents and temperatures below -40 degrees, only one in three completed the journey. Now Parker Schnabel of Discovery GOLD RUSH fame, will attempt to make this same journey and document it in Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail
Having just mined $7 million worth of gold, Parker now wants an even tougher challenge: to mine in the gold-rich jungles of Guyana, South America and learn from the locals. But his longtime foreman Rick is about to drop a bombshell of news in the process.
Driven to find a lost gold mine, Parkers joins forces with the grandson of a legendary gold miner in search of a hidden El Dorado, lost since World War II.
In his final days, Parker's quest to find the motherlode in Papua New Guinea sends him deep into the jungle where he joins locals in a sacrifice to appease the spirits. And one final cleanup and gold weigh determines if he strikes it big in Kuta Village.
Parker reveals new details and insight about his epic gold mining expedition in Papua New Guinea, including a near-death moment. Never-before-seen footage exposes the highs and low of the trail and one team member makes a surprising revelation.
Parker's quests to find gold in the wild put his survival skills to the ultimate test. He hunts for gold along the freezing Klondike Trail in Alaska, attempts to mine more than Todd Hoffman in South America, and faces extreme danger in Papua New Guinea.