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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. 

Born survivor, and famed for Man vs. Wild Bear Grylls can do what no man has done before – whether it is hiking the Sierra Nevada or surviving unaided in the Moab Desert, Bear can manage any challenge! 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 Man vs. Wild, Running Wild, Survival School, The Island, and many other adventure shows, the explorer makes the most extreme survival techniques entertaining.

There are precious few people in this world who can really make a difference in a positive way, Bear is one.
Chief Executive, British Airways

Part of the British Special Forces, Bear discovered adventuring as a Specialist Combat Survival Instructor and Patrol Medic. Courageous and determined, in 1997 he was 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 became an international best seller.

Bear always dreamt of climbing Everest, but only a small handful of Brits have achieved this feat, and with the death of one climber for every six that reaches the peak and makes it back alive, this was an incredibly difficult challenge.

Only 18 months previously, Bear had broken three vertebrae in a parachuting accident. This near fatal accident left Bear physically inert for almost a year. Narrowly escaping a lifetime of paralysis, and indescribable amounts of pain, bear struggled through to a full recovery.

As soon as he regained full mobility, Bear was planning his ascent up the Earth’s highest mountain.

Powering through extreme weather conditions, oxygen deprivation and climbing hardships, Bear reached the summit at just 23 years old.

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. On top of this, he 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.

Bear has launched a new 3D interactive arena show, in which he takes audiences on a journey of exploration and discovery through harsh environments. The immersive theatre celebrates courage and discovery.

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

What people said about Bear Grylls

I have never had such a positive reaction to a speaker before, the team were simply enthralled, an inspiration to all who listened!
Trading Director, Coca Cola Enterprises Ltd
Bear was exceptionally well received by the audience; we thought he scored 10 out of 10.
BP International
Your talk went down extremely well with all of our audience. One of the best speakers weve had in years.
W H SMITH LTD
Professional and inspirational contribution, the combination of your particular style and breathtaking video hit all the right notes.
PRICE WATERHOUSE COOPERS
Bear has a wonderful way of conveying his passion and excitement of the life threatening adventures - excellent!
BP INTERNATIONAL
Without exception we were all absorbed and it has had a positive impact across our company.
Christie & Co
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