Last week we saw the Battle of the Exes 2 cast compete in a grueling challenge called Don’t Forget About Me that only half of the cast could finish. Many of the people competing said it was the toughest challenge ever, and it certainly had a few people stressing out. Let’s check out some of the other challenges that were overly difficult.
This list does not include final challenges or eliminations. Nor will there be head-to-head challenges that were only difficult because of your opponent.
All Or Nothing (The Gauntlet)
One of the first challenges to truly test the cast, this challenge seemed easier than it actually was. At first glance it was just a rope climb, but add in the fact that you had to jump onto the rope that was dangling from a helicopter, and you have a seriously tricky challenge. Even Darrell disqualified from this, so you know it’s tough.
Human Ox Pull (Fresh Meat)
Dragging 850 pound through the mud is not fun, and even some of the strongest Challengers were at a standstill trying to move all of this weight. This challenge caused Coral to dislocate her knee and worsened Evan’s developing sports hernia, ultimately sending the team home.
Wrap & Roll (The Inferno 3)
The goal of this challenge was to unwind and rewind a rope allowing yourself and your partner to advance across a beam without letting any of the rope touch the ground. Sounds tedious but simple enough, until you add in the fact that you’re suspended 1,000 feet in the air. Now that’s a heart attack waiting to happen.
Dangle Duo (The Duel 2)
This challenge required duos to climb a 100 foot rope, but the catch was the fact that the distance between rungs increased as you progressed. This required partners to physically climb on top of each other to advance. For many teams, the 20 minute time limit wasn’t close to enough.
Obstacle (Fresh Meat 2)
High Ball (Cutthroat)
This challenge wasn’t as physically taxing as others, but the amount of concentration it required was beyond frustrating. Essentially, two people had to balance a ball on top of a contraption that resembled a cocktail glass with a flat head, Then they had to climb a hill and drop the ball in a barrel. Unless you were Laurel & Abe, you failed at this challenge.
Blown Away (Battle of the Exes)
This challenge required the cast to transport lawn furniture while a jet engine blew at them, then they had to run into that jet engine. Johnny Bananas and Mark Long could not do this challenge, so most rookies wouldn’t stand a chance.
Logged Out (Battle of the Seasons)
Similar to Don’t Forget About Me, this challenge required teammates to carry logs uphill and recreate a puzzle at the top. Mind you, logs are much heavier than puzzle pieces, so this was a grueling uphill battle…literally.
Piggy Back (Free Agents)
This challenge required the cast to move across hanging ropes like ants climbing a hill. Once you got into position on a rope, you have to physically transport humans to the other side. Needless to say, many of the cast members failed at this one.
Don’t Forget About Me (Battle of the Exes 2)
This challenge is definitely one of the toughest. The guys had to lift 300 pounds to reveal and answer key, and even more difficult the girls had to remember it and recreate the puzzle at the top of a mountain. Because most girls can’t remember anything, the teams has to take many, many trips up and down the mountain.