British Columbia farrier Ben Van Der Valk stars in Devil’s Canyon, the latest series by the Discovery Channel, which premiered June 6.

In Devil’s Canyon, three men backpack in Devil’s Canyon, British Columbia. They journey with minimal belongings, taking with them only what they can carry for 6 weeks — including cameras to document their venture.

The men go where others will not and major mining companies cannot, panning for gold. The area features the largest creek-side gold deposit in the known-world.

Van Der Valk comes to the show with 1,000 days of experience surviving in the wild and facing nature to pursue gold over the past 10 years. He has aspired to pursue gold in Devil’s Canyon since he began mining.

Devil’s Canyon airs on the Discovery Channel, Tuesdays at 10 p.m. EST/9 p.m. CST.