The year is 1823 and Hugh Glass, a trapper for the Rocky Mountain fur company has been viciously mauled by a bear whilst attempting to hunt deer. The leader of the hunting party,Captain Andrew Henry decides that after three days of carrying him across water, land and mountains that Hugh Glass shall be left with two volunteers. Who will wait for him to die and then bury him. The two volunteers are given 70 dollars as incentive and the two that volunteer are John Fitzgerald and Jim Bridger. Whilst they are waiting for Hugh to die, a tribe of Native Americans stumble on to them which forces Fitzgerald and Bridger to leave Hugh to fend for himself alone in the wilderness. This sets Hugh on a quest for vengeance against the men who left him for dead and to add insult to injury took his weapons. Hugh will now have to try and crawl (his injuries currently prevent him from walking) up the Missouri, avoid the Native American tribes and hunt for food that shall sustain him for the long journey that is to come.
Teen Rating: Possibly the greatest true story ever written and one that completely bewilders you with how unbelieveable if really is. 13+ 5/5