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Bear Grylls

Adventurer, author, environmentalist and survival expert, Bear Grylls is most at home in the great outdoors. Famed for presenting a number of wilderness television shows both in the UK and the US, Bear is a born survivor. Entertaining audiences with his charm and wit, the explorer is well-placed to facilitate a conference, or deliver a motivational after-dinner speech on his incredible outdoor antics. 

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Bear Grylls Biography

Born survivor, and famed for Man Vs Wild star Bear Grylls can do what no man has done before – whatever that may be! Breaking records, bones and barriers, with charm, wit and a TV face sealing the deal for this household name.

A regular face on our television screens, Bear is our resident wilderness presenter. Known for Running Wild, Survival School and The Island, the adventurer makes the most extreme survival techniques entertaining.

Part of the British Special Forces, Bear discovered adventuring as a Specialist Combat Survival Instructor and Patrol Medic. Courageous and determined, in 1997 he became the Youngest Briton to climb Mount Ama Dablam in the Himalayas, which was famously described by Sir Edmond Hillary as ‘unclimbable’. As a result, Bear’s book, ‘Facing Up’ has become an international best seller.

Bear always dreamt...

Born survivor, and famed for Man Vs Wild star Bear Grylls can do what no man has done before – whatever that may be! Breaking records, bones and barriers, with charm, wit and a TV face sealing the deal for this household name.

A regular face on our television screens, Bear is our resident wilderness presenter. Known for Running Wild, Survival School and The Island, the adventurer makes the most extreme survival techniques entertaining.

Part of the British Special Forces, Bear discovered adventuring as a Specialist Combat Survival Instructor and Patrol Medic. Courageous and determined, in 1997 he became the Youngest Briton to climb Mount Ama Dablam in the Himalayas, which was famously described by Sir Edmond Hillary as ‘unclimbable’. As a result, Bear’s book, ‘Facing Up’ has become an international best seller.

Bear always dreamt of climbing Everest, but only 30 Brits have achieved this feat, and with the death of one climber for every six that reaches the peak and makes it back alive, the odd were against him. 

And that was before he broke his back in three places.

A near fatal parachuting accident in Africa left the intrepid and indefatigable Bear physically inert for almost a year. Narrowly escaping a lifetime of paralysis, full of unimaginable pain and despair, Bear’s sheer grit and resolve are the reasons he recovered.

As soon as he regained full mobility, he started to plan his expedition.

The ascent took ninety days through extreme weather conditions, minimal sleep and Oxygen deprivation in the upper regions of the ‘death zone’ (above 26,000 feet). On May 26th, 1998 at 07.22am, at just 23 years old, Bear Grylls entered The Guinness Book of Records as The Youngest Briton to climb Mount Everest.

In 2007, Bear became the first man to fly a powered paraglider above Mount Everest, in the process raising over $1 million for charity. An eco-warrior at heart, Bear used wind powered kite skiing, bio-ethanol powered jet-skis and electric powered paragliders on the expedition.

Bear also led a Jet Ski team around the UK testing a pioneering new fuel made from rubbish. He also owns a nature reserve in Wales, and became the first person to cross the Atlantic via the Arctic Circle in an open rigid inflatable boat, in aid of The Prince’s Trust.

A popular TV contributor to This Morning, Through The Keyhole, and host of Survivor Games, Mission Survive and Bear Grylls’ Survival School, and so many more highly-rated wilderness shows, Bear is as comfortable in front of a camera as behind a dog-pulled sleigh. He has presented on The National Geographic ‘Young Explorers’ series and written articles for The Daily Mail, The Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph. The accompanying book to his television show 'Born Survivor' of the same name spent 10 weeks on the Sunday Times Bestseller List.

Bear was also used by the UK Ministry of Defence to head the Army's anti-drugs TV campaign.

He was appointed as the youngest-ever Chief Scout at the age of 35.

A true explorer, leading the face of adventure. Bear can entertain and dazzle his after-dinner audiences with his endless library of incredible tales, wit and exuberant charm.

His speaking topics include:

- Adventure and the Environment

- Survival skills

- The dangers and delights of the great outdoors

- Overcoming adversity in sport

- Testing human limits 

 

For further information or to book Bear Grylls, call us on +44(0)207 607 7070 or email info@speakerscorner.co.uk

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