Bear Grylls is one of the most recognised faces of survival and outdoor adventure. His journey started on the Isle of Wight in the UK, where his late father taught him to climb and sail. Trained from a young age in martial arts, Bear went on to spend 3 years as a solder in the British Special Forces, serving with 21 SAS, where he perfected many of his skills. Despite a free-fall parachuting accident in Africa, where he broke his back in 3 places, and after enduring months in military rehabilitation, Bear went on to become one of the youngest ever climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
Bear went on to star in the television series, Man vs Wild and Born Survivor, which has become one of the world's most watched shows, reaching an estimated 1.2 billion viewers. Off screen, Bear has lead record-breaking expeditions to both Antarctica and the Arctic which have raised over $2.5 million for children around the world. In recognition of his expertise and service, Bear was appointed as the youngest ever chief Scout to 28 million Scouts worldwide, was awarded an honorary commission as a Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Navy and has written 10 books, including the No1 Bestseller 'Mud Sweat & Tears'.