The castaways must balance two poles using the tops of their hands against an overhead board. If a castaway drops either of the poles at any point, they are out of the challenge. The last person standing will win.
The challenge was first introduced in Survivor: Gabon as the last tribal Immunity Challenge. In this challenge the castaways had to balance two poles using the tops of their hands against an overhead board. The last tribe to have a member still standing won. Matty Whitmore won the challenge for Fang, outlasting the last standing Kota member, Bob Crowley.
The challenge was re-used three seasons later in Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains as the final six Immunity Challenge. Parvati Shallow won the challenge, and while the show was edited to show her outlasting Rupert Boneham. Rupert was actually eliminated before Jerri Manthey, who was Parvati's fellow finalist.
"Apple in the Garden of Eden"
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"Loose Lips Sink Ships"
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| South Pacific|
"Running the Show"
- Of the seven contestants to win this challenge, five have appeared in multiple seasons, including all three women to do so.
- Both castaways who won the challenge individually were competing on their third season of Survivor, having previously appeared in Survivor: Cook Islands and Survivor: Micronesia.
- In Heroes vs. Villains, the editors did not accurately show the elimination order of the challenge. In the aired version of the challenge, Rupert Boneham appeared to have outlasted Jerri Manthey, the reverse of the actual circumstances.