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Last Gasp is a recurring endurance challenge in Survivor. The challenge debuted in Palau and has since appeared in Micronesia, Caramoan, Survivor 43, and Survivor 44, as well as multiple international franchises.

Rules[]

The players must swim under a steel grate and stay above the water. As the tide rises, the players will run out of breathing room. If the fear of drowning becomes too much, that person can bail out. The last person remaining under the grate wins the challenge.

History[]

United States[]

This challenge debuted in Survivor: Palau as an Immunity Challenge. An additional stipulation noted that the first person to bail out of the challenge would be banished to Exile Island. Six minutes into the challenge, a cold and panicked Janu Tornell opted out of the challenge, and was the first person sent to Exile Island in Survivor history. Tom Westman won immunity, though his immunity had no effect due to Janu quitting the game at Tribal Council.

The challenge reappeared in Survivor: Micronesia as the first Immunity Challenge for the newly merged Dabu tribe. Ultimately, it came down to Jason Siska and Ozzy Lusth. Ozzy bailed out, giving Jason the immunity win.

The challenge appeared a third time in Survivor: Caramoan, it was the second individual Immunity Challenge. After John Cochran, Eddie Fox, and Reynold Toepfer dropped out in succession, only Andrea Boehlke and Brenda Lowe remained. Eventually, Andrea opted out, making Brenda the first woman to win this challenge.

The challenge was brought back in Survivor 43. Around 2 hours and 45 minutes into the challenge, the tides had subsided for a considerable amount of time, therefore the challenge was called off, with the two remaining players, Karla Cruz Godoy and Owen Knight, both declared winners.

The challenge once again appeared as an Immunity Challenge at the final seven of Survivor 44. After over 1 hour and 25 minutes, Yam Yam Arocho outlasted Heidi Lagares-Greenblatt to win his first individual challenge.

Australia[]

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Quebec[]

Russia (Unofficial)[]

South Africa[]

The challenge appeared as the second individual Immunity Challenge of Island of Secrets. Before the challenge, the members of the Manumalo tribe were offered nachos and margaritas in exchange for forfeiting the challenge. Cobus Hugo, Jacques Burger, and Seipei Mashugane took the offer and chowed on nachos while spectating the challenge. Almost immediately, the grates were submerged underwater. After one hour in the challenge, Rob Bentele outlasted Steffi Brink to win his first individual Immunity Challenge.

United Kingdom[]

Winners[]

Episode Challenge Type Winners
Palau
"Exile Island"
Individual Immunity S10 tom t
Tom Westman
Micronesia
"I'm in Such a Hot Pickle!"
Individual Immunity S16 jason t
Jason Siska
Caramoan
"Cut Off the Head of the Snake"
Individual Immunity S26 brenda t
Brenda Lowe
Survivor 43
"Hiding in Plain Sight"
Individual Immunity S43 karla t
Karla Cruz Godoy
S43 owen t
Owen Knight
Survivor 44
"I'm Not Worthy"
Individual Immunity S44 yam yam t
Yam Yam Arocho

Episode Challenge Type Winners
Champions v Contenders (2018)
Episode 16
Individual Immunity AUS5 mat t
Mat Rogers
Champions v Contenders (2019)
Episode 15
Individual Immunity AUS6 david t
David Genat
Heroes v Villains
Episode 14
Individual Immunity AUS10 matt t
Matt Sharp

Episode Challenge Type Winners
Caramoan
Episode 9
Individual Immunity FRS8 bertrand t
Bertrand Bolle
Palau
Episode 10
Individual Immunity FRS10 christina t
Christina Chevry
Le Choc des Héros
Episode 4
Individual Immunity FRS11 myriam t
Myriam Lamare
Raja Ampat
Episode 10
Individual Immunity FRS13 laurent t
Laurent Maistret
Malaisie
Episode 7
Individual Immunity FRS15 philippe t
Phil Bizet
Thaïlande
Episode 11
Individual Immunity FRS18 nicolas t
Nicolas Rouyé
Fidji
Episode 9
Individual Immunity FRS21 andre t
André Deleplace
La Légende
Episode 8
Individual Immunity FRS27 clemence t
Clémence Castel
Le Totem Maudit
Episode 13
Individual Reward FRS28 ambre t
Ambre Daudet
FRS28 bastien t
Bastien San Pedro
Les Chasseurs d'Immunité
Episode 12
Individual Reward FRS30 Amri t
Amri Madani

Episode Challenge Type Winners
Survivor Québec (2023)
Episode 37
Individual Immunity QCS1 jeanjunior t
Jean-Junior Morin
Survivor Québec (2024)
Episode 37
Individual Immunity QCS2 florence t
Florence Vachon

Episode Challenge Type Winners
Serdtse Afriki
Episode 12
Individual Immunity RUU1 roman t
Roman Lebedev

Episode Challenge Type Winner
Island of Secrets
"He's Delicious-Looking..."
Individual Immunity ZAS7 rob t
Rob Bentele

Episode Challenge Type Winner
Survivor U.K. (2023)
Episode 10
Individual Immunity UKS3 pegleg t
Pegleg Bennett

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Trivia[]

References[]

Recurring Challenges
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