The 11th season begins with 16 castaways arriving in Guatemala, dividing into two tribes and immediately facing a grueling 11-mile hike through a dense jungle. "It's without question the toughest challenge we've done in any capacity," says host Jeff Probst. "It let the players know it's not going to be easy this time. Palau was a cakewalk. Guatemala is a nightmare." At tribal council, the first person is voted out.