Wacky JIM CARREY stays sane by planning wacky treks in the wilderness with his pals.

The funnyman admits he loves to put himself to the test by "stalking grizzly bears" and staging his own self-help getaways - often including director pal Tom Shadyac.

He says, "We went up to a cabin in Alaska and we decided we weren't allowed to use our number one character trait - Tom wasn't allowed to direct, I wasn't allowed to say me or I and this other friend, who's a clinical psychologist, wasn't allowed to fix things.

"We just lost the ability to communicate. We just rolled around the floor in fits of laughter."

21/05/2003 21:14