George Kourounis

Outdoor Life Network Canada

Angry Planet

Featuring Storm Chaser George Kourounis -

On the Outdoor Life Network





George embarks on his annual pilgrimage to the "Tornado Alley" area of the central U.S. to guide groups of people who want to witness the brute force of tornadoes in action. Along the way he faces giant hailstones, dust storms and quirky American roadside attractions.




Desert Monsoon:
Enlisting the help of fellow storm chaser R.J. Evans, George heads to Arizona to photograph spectacular lightning storms triggered by the desert monsoon season. R.J. however is known as "America's noisiest atheist" for his free-thought radio show... It seems that the gods are intent on striking them down with thunderbolts from the heavens.

Kansas Lightning

Monument Valley


African Hellhole:
In this episode, George explores the deadly Nyiragongo volcano in the Congo jungle but the lava lake dwelling inside it's crater may be the least of his worries as he has to negotiate through armed conflict, a family of gorillas, severe weather and an 11,000 foot hike up the side of the volcano.

Nyiragongo Volcano - Congo

Mountain Gorilla


Fire & Water:
Following in the footsteps of the Klondike gold rush, George heads north to the Yukon Territory and Alaska, but it's not gold he's seeking. It's the intense summer wildfires that often plague the area during their 24 hours of daylight. He travels by train, bike, plane and white water raft to reach the fires but Mother Nature has other plans for him and doesn't make things easy.

Yukon Fires

Utah Fire


The Winds of Autumn:
Hurricanes are the largest storms on Earth and George has been through many of them. This year he starts off by getting prepared in a wind tunnel, then he and his chase partner Mark Robinson head to Newfoundland for more wild weather action. Then, it's off to another encounter where the wild wind fans a raging inferno.

Hurricane Storm Surge

Taking Wind Measurements


Wild Weather of 2005:
2005 seemed to be the year that Earth went wild. Follow George as he brings us back to the site of his hairiest adventures from that year. Whether it's descending into a volcano in the most remote corner of Ethiopia, almost driving into a tornado in Texas or facing down hurricane Katrina, George was right there at ground zero and lived to tell the tale.

Texas Tornado

Erta Ale Volcano

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