The History Channel Only Season 9 recently ended; however, the contestants began their Survival Challenge nearly a year ago. Reality show producers dropped 10 contestants in northern Labrador, Canada on September 18, 2021. Winner Juan Pablo Quiñonez survived independently for 78 days, so it’s been a while since he and the others players did not return home. Take a look at what the top 5 Only Season 9 contestants are now doing in 2022.
What is ‘Alone’ Season 9 Juan Pablo doing now?
Juan Pablo Quiñonez of Pinawa, Manitoba, Canada won Only Season 9, lasting 78 days in the lower Big River in northern Labrador, Canada. He grew up in Mexico, where he spent time in the forest trapping rattlesnakes, scorpions and lizards.
Since competing in Alone, the survival specialist has completed a book he started working on in 2020. Quiñonez celebrated the release of his book, Thrive: Long Term Wilderness Survival Guideto his followers on Instagram on July 13, 2022. He can now add the author to his list of professions, including being an outdoor professional and wilderness first responder.
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In addition to working tirelessly on his informative book, he continues to have adventures with his girlfriend, Jennifer. He recently shared a video of a canoe trip and posted photos of a winter cross-country ski trip.
Where is Karie Lee Knoke from ‘Alone’ season 9 now?
Karie Lee Knoke of Sandpoint, Idaho is the finalist for Only Season 9, lasting 75 days in Labrador, Canada. Since participating in Alone, Karie continues to teach wilderness and primitive living techniques across the country. She still lives off the grid in a yurt she has lived in for 23 years. The survivalist also runs the Sacred Cedars Wilderness School at the base of the Selkirk Mountains in northern Idaho.
According to Karie Lee’s website, she organizes “week-long nature immersion expeditions.” She also works as a pesticide research scientist, collecting data for publication in scientific journals on pesticide toxicity. Karie Lee has an informative YouTube channel where viewers can find more behind-the-scenes knowledge about her time on Only.
What is now Teimojin Tan from the cast of “Alone” season 9?
Teimojin Tan participated in Only Season 9 for 63 days before he retired because he missed his family, putting him in third place. Dr. Tan is an educational consultant who prepares people for medical emergencies in survival situations. He is from Canada and lives in Montreal, Quebec.
He runs online courses, an active YouTube news channel, and a business, Survival Doctors, which he uses for teaching and consulting. Since the Season 9 competition, Dr. Tan’s social media accounts and educational activities have grown. He continues to do what he loves.
Where is Adam Riley from the ‘Alone’ season 9 cast now?
Adam Riley of Fayetteville, Arkansas, lasted 52 days at Only Season 9 before retiring due to starvation. He still resides in the Ozarks of Arkansas where he builds custom treehouses. However, his next attempt after participating in Alone is to traverse the length of the Northwest Passage.
In the year 2023, Adam and fellow survivalist, Matty Clarke, will attempt to row through the vast wilderness of the Northwest Passage. It will fall during the summer months to avoid the freezing winter weather. The journey will take the pair 2000 miles through arctic terrain. Adam plans to create a documentary about the trip and write a book. He currently has a YouTube video showing how he made the rowboat he plans to use for this trip, which no one has ever completed before in history.
What is Jessie Krebs doing now?
Jessie Krebs of Pagosa Springs, Colorado survived 46 days of Only Season 9 before the medical team evacuated him due to stomach inflammation. Since the competition, the wilderness survival instructor has opened a school exclusively for women – OWLS Skills. The name of her school stands for Outdoorsy Women Learning Survival Skills. She runs beginner classes like Women’s Survival Weekends as well as online classes.
Her dream for the school is to empower and support women in learning wilderness survival skills often reserved and passed on by men.
General information from The History Channel distribution page.
Only Seasons 1-9 are available to stream through The History Channel, and Season 8 is also available on Netflix. The two fallouts, Alone: Frozen and Alone: the skills challengeare now airing with new episodes every Thursday.
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