Arguably the world’s best known survival expert, Bear’s TV series have seen him live in jungles, deserts and tundra. His shows are some of the most popular in the world and have featured stars including Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller and Kate Winslet living in the wild. He speaks about the lessons in resilience and determination his exploits have taught.
One of the most recognisable television explorers around, Bear Grylls has become internationally associated with survival and outdoor adventure through series like Born Survivor.
After formative years spent climbing, sailing and achieving a karate black belt, Bear became a reservist in the SAS. A parachute accident saw him break his back but within 18 months he became one of the youngest people ever to conquer Everest. He went on to undertake a series of tough challenges including crossing the North Atlantic in an open rigid inflatable, flying over the Himalayas by paramotor (a powered form of paragliding), and crossing the Northwest Passage.
After a variety of TV appearances recounting his exploits and demonstrating survival techniques, Bear fronted his own series, Man vs. Wild (titled Born Survivor in the UK) which saw him dropped into some of the world’s toughest environments and surviving through ingenuity, stamina and skill.
Other series, hits both in the UK, the US and internationally, have included Worst Case Scenario, Bear's Wild Weekend, Escape From Hell, The Island, and Running Wild with Bear Grylls. He’s taken many celebrities on gruelling trips to the wilderness including Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller, Channing Tatum, Kate Winslet, and has even provided survival tips to President Obama.
The youngest ever Scout Association Chief Scout, and author of over a dozen books, Bear tells his hair-raising stories from living in unpredictable, inhospitable environments, and the lessons in resilience, adaptability and focus they’ve taught.
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