Beyond the Wheel is a recurring Survivor challenge that debuted in Survivor: Edge of Extinction and has since reappeared in Winners at War.


Three tribe members sit in a boat, which four other members are tethered to. The swimmers must get the boat to a tower, where the three passengers will collect three sets of keys. The swimmers must then get the boat to a platform, where they must use the keys to release puzzle pieces, which they must then use to solve a puzzle. The first tribe to solve their puzzle wins.


The challenge debuted in Edge of Extinction as the third Immunity Challenge. Manu held a slight lead going into the puzzle portion, but Kama was able to overtake them and finish their puzzle first to win immunity, sending Manu back to Tribal Council.

The challenge reappeared in Winners at War as the fifth Immunity Challenge. Dakal took a big lead heading into the puzzle portion after Sele struggled with collecting their keys. Once Sele was able to get their keys, however, they breezed through the puzzle to win immunity, sending Dakal to Tribal Council.


Episode Challenge Type Winner
Edge of Extinction
"Betrayals Are Going to Get Exposed"
Tribal Immunity S38 aubry tS38 aurora tS38 eric t
S38 gavin tS38 joe tS38 julia t
S38 julie tS38 ron tS38 victoria t
Winners at War
"I Like Revenge"
Tribal Reward/Immunity S40 adam tS40 ben tS40 denise t
S40 jeremy tS40 michele tS40 parvati tS40 rob t



  • The name of the challenge is a reference to the Soundgarden song of the same name.


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