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Lock, Load and Light is a recurring challenge of Survivor.


The tribes must run up and over two sand mounds, assemble a puzzle boat, using unique braces to hold it together, row out to a cauldron, light a torch, row back, remove the braces, and take them to the starting line. Two players will use 16 puzzle pieces to assemble blocks representing compass directions, then the tribe fits the blocks and braces into a climbing wall and climbs up to light a fire bale. The first tribe to do so would win.


In Survivor: Cook Islands, the challenge was used as the first Immunity Challenge of the season. In addition to immunity, the first three tribes to finish the challenge would win flint as a reward. The first-placing tribe would also win a crate full of fire making essentials. Puka Puka finished in first, winning the fire-making tools and immunity. Aitutaki and Rarotonga finished in second and third respectively, sending Manihiki to Tribal Council.

In Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains, the challenge was once again used as the opening Immunity Challenge. Despite the Heroes taking the lead in the rowing portion of the challenge, the Heroes, especially Sugar Kiper, struggled with the puzzle. This allowed the Villains take the lead and win the challenge.


Episode Challenge Type Winner
Cook Islands
"I Can Forgive Her but I Don't Have to Because She Screwed with My Chickens"
Tribal Reward/Immunity S13 becky t.pngS13 brad t.png
S13 caoboi t.pngS13 jenny t.pngS13 yul t.png
Puka Puka
S13 billy t.pngS13 cecilia t.png
S13 cristina t.pngS13 jp t.pngS13 ozzy t.png
S13 adam t.pngS13 candice t.png
S13 jessica t.pngS13 jonathan t.pngS13 parvati t.png
Heroes vs. Villains
"Slay Everyone, Trust No One"
Tribal Immunity S20 coach t.pngS20 courtney t.pngS20 danielle t.png
S20 jerri t.pngS20 parvati t.pngS20 randy t.pngS20 rob t.png
S22 russell t.pngS20 sandra t.pngS20 tyson t.png



  • Candice Woodcock and Parvati Shallow are the only castaways to compete in this challenge twice.
    • Parvati won this challenge both times, while Candice won once and lost once.
  • This challenge has only been used as the first Immunity Challenge of the season.
  • This challenge has the record for most winners in one usage, with 15.
  • Every time this challenge has been used, a red and a blue tribe have competed.
    • Furthermore, a red tribe has always won this challenge.
  • The eventual Sole Survivor, Runner-Up, and Second Runner-Up have always been on a winning tribe.

Recurring Challenges
A Bit Dinghy · A Bit Tipsy · A Crate Idea · A Leg Up · A Numbers Game · Air Raid · Angry Chair · Around the Bend · Back in Slack · Balancing Point · Ballin' A Jack · Barrel Bridge · Barrel of Monkeys · Basket Brawl · Better Homes and Island Living · Beyond the Wheel · Blind Leading the Blind · Blue Lagoon Bustle · Blue Plate Special · Boats, Brains & Brawn · Bone to Pick · Boulder Smash · Bow Diddley · Box Your Mind · Braille Maze · Broken China · Buggin' Out · Build It Up, Break It Down · Butch Cassidy · By Any Means Necessary · By the Numbers · Can't Buoy Me Love · Cannonball Run · Caught in the Web · Cell Block Sea · Challenge Pitch · Chief's Choice · Chimney Sweep · Chinese Zodiac Symbols · Choose Your Weapon · Coconut Juice · Crate Escape · Crocodile Rock · Crosswalk · Cube Crisis · Dear Liza · Dive Masters · Dizzy Miss Lizzy · Domino Effect · Draggin' the Dragon · Dragging the River · Drop A Log · Dulcimer Stomp · End of the Line · Fallen Comrades · Fast Fire · Faulty Towers · Fauxconut Bowling · Fire and Water · Fire Fighter · Float Your Boat · Floating Puzzle · Game of Bridge · Gatecrasher · Get a Grip · Get Barreled · Get Hooked · Get Your Goat · Gimme Three Steps · Great Escape Run · Hands on a Hard Idol · Hear About It Ladder · Hot Pursuit · House of Cards · House of the Holey · Idol Hands · Jail Break · Jump Shot · Jungle Love · Jungle Relay · Kamikaze · Keel Hauling · Keep It Up · Keep on Your Toes · Kenny Log-Ins · Kicking and Screaming · Kitty Litter · Know Your Loved One · Ladder Tree Golf · Last Gasp · Letter Hunt · Lock, Load and Light · Lock Step · Log Jam · Losing Face · Mask Match · Matchmaker · Matt Finish · Memory · Mud Pack · Mud Slide · Muddy Waters · New School · New Tribe Member · Nut Bucket · O-Black Water · Odd Shaped Bottoms · Operation Balance Build · Out on a Limb · Over-Extended · Paddle Battle · Paddle Out · Perch · Pilfering Pirates · Piranha Feast · Pole Dancing · Pot Head · Push Me, Pull You · Puzzle Dig · Pyramid Scheme · Q and A · Quest for Fire · Race to Shore · Ram-Ball On · Reinventing The Wheel · Rescue Mission · Rice Race · Rise and Shrine · Rock Bottom · Rock n' Roll · Rod Screw-It · Roll With It · Roller Ball · Running Down a Dream · · Sacrificial Lamb · Schmergen Brawl · Sea Crates · Sea Legs · Sea Salvage · Shipwrecked · Shoot 'n' Shuffle · Shooting Gallery · Shoulder the Load · Simmotion · Slip, Slide & Score · Slither Me Timbers · Smash and Grab · Snag, Drag and Bag · Snake in the Grass · Snake Island Relay · SOS Signal · Spear-it Hunt · Spit It Out · Splash Back · Sprung A Leak · Squared Off · Squatty Probst · Stacked Up · Stairway to Heaven · Stairway to the Stars · Star Man · Station By Station · Step on Up · Stomp-ede · Strung Out · Sumo at Sea · Survivor Auction · Survivor History · Survivor Pentathlon · Survivor Quiz Show · Swahili Scramble · Swing Break · Temple Transfer · The Ball Drop · The Cruel Sea · The Game is Afoot · The Gauntlet · The Home Stretch · The Maze · The Obstacle Course · This Much · Thrash, Splash & Bash · TLP O-Course · Tomb Raider · Troubled Water · Uncomfortably Numb · United We Stand · Vampire Bats · Vertically Challenged · Vertigo · Wall to Wall · Well Stacked · What-er Drag · When It Rains, It Pours · Wicker Flicker · Will It Go Round · Witch Hunt · Wrist Assured · Yank Your Hank · You Shook Me