Everyone’s heard of the San Francisco 49ers and if you didn’t know where their name comes from, then you will after watching the latest episode of World’s Toughest Expeditions with James Cracknell. Let’s just say that it has something to do with the Gold Rush to California over 160 years ago. Here you can see the famous rower following in the footsteps of William Manly, who traversed Death Valley on his way out West. After seeing this clip, we think you’ll agree that his name is quite apt..
World’s Toughest Adventures with James Cracknell continues on Sunday 6th May at 9pm on Discovery