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  Bear Grylls latest Adventure


Bear Grylls spent three years with the British Special Forces. During this time he had a horrendous parachuting accident in southern Africa, breaking his back in three places. Three years later, after severe rehabilitation, he overcame the odds to become the youngest British climber ever to reach the summit of Mount Everest and come back down.... 'Facing Up', his book on this extraordinary story, reached the Top 10 Best seller list. Bear Grylls one of the youngest and most successful motivational speakers on the world circuit.
Bear has just completed his Trans-Atlantic voyage attempting to be the first to cross the North Atlantic in an open RIB this summer. He traveled through “The Perfect Storm” territory, with waves four storeys high, passing icebergs the size of St Paul’s.

The boat is 32 foot long and is completely open to the weather and is designed by Bear to be tough enough to drive straight over small ice flows. A top BBC cameraman filmed this exciting endeavour for broadcast later in the year.

For more on Bear see below....

BEAR GRYLLS: Better known in America, as ‘The Kid who climbed Everest’, Bear Grylls entered the The Guiness Book of Records as The Youngest Briton to climb Mount Everest at only twenty-three years old. An achievement that is even more remarkable as two years earlier he had a near fatal parachuting accident in Africa, almost severing his spinal cord.  Narrowly escaping being paralysed for life he spent a year convalescing, constantly facing the fact that he might never be fit enough to attempt his childhood dream of climbing Everest.

BEAR GRYLLS

Despite moments of great pain and despair, Bear worked hard to regain full mobility and together with a team of friends he planned his expedition.  With characteristic determination he raised the enormous sponsorship needed and began training for the daunting challenge.  

The actual ascent of Everest took ninety days enduring extreme weather, two months of limited sleep and running out of oxygen in the upper regions of the ‘death zone’ (above 26,000 feet). On May 26th, 1998 at 07.22am, Bear joined only thirty British climbers to have successfully completed the expedition and return alive.  Every year the death toll on Mount Everest rises, for every six mountaineers who make it to the top, one will die. 

On the way down from his first reconnaissance climb, Bear cheated death while navigating the perilous Khumbu Icefall, the ice cracked and he fell into a 1,000 foot deep crevasse, was knocked unconscious and came to swinging on the end of a rope.  Had it not been for the tenacity of his team mates he would not be alive today. This incident was dramatised as part of the award winning,  ‘Sure For Men’ advertising campaign, which stars Bear and is being broadcast worldwide at present. It is also known as ‘Rexona’ in Europe.

Before the Everest expedition, Bear spent three years as a Specialist Combat Survival Instructor and Patrol Medic with the British Special Forces.  In September 1997, he became the Youngest Briton to climb Mount Ama Dablam in the Himalayas (22,500 feet), a peak described by Sir Edmond Hillary as ‘unclimbable’.

Bear Grylls, Everest Summiter, author and motivational speaker. To book Bear e-mail







 

 

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