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English meat – the adventurer Bear Grylls

Full name Edward Michael Grylls (born 7 June 1974) and raised in Bembridge on the Isle of Wight. He is the son of the late Conservative party politician Sir Michael Grylls and Sally Grylls, the former Sarah Ford. His maternal grandmother was Patricia Ford, an Ulster Unionist Party MP. He has one sibling, an elder sister, Lara.

Full name Edward Michael Grylls (born 7 June 1974) and raised in Bembridge on the Isle of Wight. He is the son of the late Conservative party politician Sir Michael Grylls and Sally Grylls, the former Sarah Ford. His maternal grandmother was Patricia Ford, an Ulster Unionist Party MP. He has one sibling, an elder sister, Lara.

Grylls was educated at Ludgrove School, Eton College, and Birkbeck, University of London, where he graduated with a degree, obtained part-time, in Hispanic studies in 2002. He is also a second dan black belt in Shotokan karate. He can speak English, Spanish, and French. Grylls has a strong Christian faith, and described his faith in an interview with Channel 4 as being the ‘backbone’ in his life.[9]

Grylls has been married since 2000, he and his wife Shara Grylls (née Cannings Knight) have two sons, Jesse and Marmaduke. Their third child, a boy, is due in January 2009.

At 07.22am, on May 26th, 1998, Bear Grylls became The Youngest Briton to climb Mount Everest at only 23.

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).

Bear joins only thirty British climbers to have successfully completed climbing Everest 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 navigating the perilous Khumbu Icefall, the ice cracked and he fell into a crevasse that was 1,000 feet deep, was knocked unconscious and had it not been for the tenacity of his teammates he would not be alive today.

This incident was dramatised as part of the award winning, ‘Sure For Men/Rexona’ advertising campaign, which starred Bear and was broadcast worldwide. Bear’s book, ‘Facing Up’ soared into the best seller list and has sold over 50,000 copies in the UK alone, it is published in America under the title, ‘The Kid Who Climbed Everest’.

In August 2003, Bear led the first crew to cross the Atlantic via the Arctic Circle in an open rigid inflatable boat, in aid of The Prince’s Trust. This expedition is the subject of his latest book, ‘Facing The Frozen Ocean’ which was published by Macmillan in 2004.

Two years before he climbed Everest he suffered a near fatal parachuting accident in Africa. He broke his back in three places and narrowly escaped being paralysed for life. He spent a torturous year convalescing, constantly facing the fact that he might never be fit enough to attempt his childhood dream of climbing Everest. 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 and charm he raised the enormous sponsorship needed and began training for the daunting challenge.

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’.

As a keen environmentalist, he led the first team to Jet Ski around Britain testing a pioneering new fuel made from rubbish and owns a nature reserve on an island, off the Welsh coast. When he is not on his island, Bear lives on a houseboat in London with his wife Shara, baby Jesse and Nima the Labrador.

His natural talent for communicating and entertaining on all levels with everyone and anyone has made him a popular personality in his own right. In 2004 he was picked by Channel 4 to present their action/adventure programming starting with a series ‘Escape To The Legion’.

As one of the youngest motivational speakers on the international business circuit, Bear has won over even the toughest of audiences and has a list of extremely impressive references to his credit.

“Your presentation was the highlight of the conference, it was exceptionally inspirational!”
Douglas Grip, Goldman Sachs – UK Managing Director

Bear Grylls drinks his own urine (Kimberlies, Australia)

Look at his wood!!!!

With his son Marmaduke:

With another English Boy™ – Christian Bale:

The origin of Bear Grylls name: Edward – Teddy- Teddy Bear – Bear

Hi is not hairy at all, though:

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