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Over-Extended
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Recurring Survivor Challenge
Description: A recurring balance challenge
Appearances: Samoa
South Pacific
Cambodia
Millennials vs. Gen X

Over-Extended (also known as With a 10 ft Pole) is a recurring challenge from Survivor.

Rules

Castaways place a wooden statue on top of a pole. At regular intervals, they will add another section of pole, making it harder to balance. If the statue falls off, that person is eliminated. The last person with their statue on top of the pole wins.

The Millennials vs. Gen X variation of the challenge involved balancing the statue with a pole horizontally on a perch while balancing on a balance beam. At intervals, castaways would slide their hands further back on the pole rather than add another section.

History

This challenge was first used in Survivor: Samoa as the Final Immunity ChallengeMick Trimming's totem was the first to fall, and Natalie White quickly followed. Ultimately Russell Hantz outlasted Brett Clouser and won immunity. Brett's loss would seal his fate in the game.

This challenge was used in Survivor: South Pacific as the first Redemption Island duel between Semhar Tadesse and Christine Shields Markoski. Eventually, Semhar's totem fell off first, giving Christine the win and permanently eliminating Semhar from the competition.

The challenge reappeared in Survivor: Cambodia where the last male and last female standing would be given immunity respectively. Kelley Wentworth won it for the women after outlasting Tasha Fox, and Keith Nale won it for the men after Joe Anglim fainted 120 minutes into the challenge due to a severe drop in his blood sugar level. Joe was not in any danger of being medically evacuated but was voted out at that night's Tribal Council.

In Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X, numerous contestants complained about the ants crawling on them, causing several of them to drop out. Ultimately, it came down to Zeke Smith and David Wright, with the latter pulling off a surprising victory.

Winners

Episode Challenge Type Winner
Samoa
"This Game Ain't Over"
Individual Immunity
(Final Immunity)
S19 russellh t
Russell Hantz
South Pacific
"Reap What You Sow"
Duel S23 christine t
Christine Shields Markoski
Cambodia
"Tiny Little Shanks to the Heart"
Individual Immunity S31 kelley t
Kelley Wentworth
S31 keith t
Keith Nale
Millennials vs. Gen X
"Million Dollar Gamble"
Individual Immunity S33 david t
David Wright

Gallery

Trivia

  • This challenge was used in the debut seasons of members of the Hantz family.
  • After this challenge was held, a male castaway was voted out.
  • In Cambodia, the challenge was held in the same location as In the Barrel earlier in the season.[1]
  • The reason for why there was separate immunity for males and females in Cambodia was due to the weight of the poles.[2]

References