The Ultimate Challenge


The Ultimate Challenge – A gripping 4×4 journey around the world: Broadcast quality, six-part series on 2 DVDs. Full details below.  Also available to watch  on Demand 

Details of Les Carvall’s book are featured at the bottom of the page.


Les Carvall and a group of friends, each in their 70s, take on the Ultimate Challenge of driving round the world in two 1328cc vehicles. In this 6-part broadcast-type series we see their preparations and the mammoth journey of nearly 19,000 land miles in 4 stages. The first leg takes the crew across Europe, taking on the famous Nurburgrig Race Circuit, meeting with former Polish president, Lech Walesa and visiting Auschwitz on the way.

The second leg sees the team battle the tough desert conditions of Mongolia, before driving across Russia to Vladivostok during the third stage. The fourth and final leg begins in Vancouver, Canada and progresses to Alaska followed be the entire breadth of North America, concluding in New York. Les learns to pan for gold, the crew drives the Alaska Highway, they whitewater raft down the might Fraser River and experience some of the most stunning scenery in the world. It’s an action-packed journey of a lifetime and compelling viewing for anyone with a taste for travel and adventure!

SIX Episodes on 2 DVDs. Written and Narrated by David Ellery. Total Running Time approx: 156 minutes

This title is sold by Viewpoint on behalf of ‘Heaven Can Wait I’m Busy’