Biography

Bear Grylls has become known worldwide as one of the most recognized faces of survival and outdoor adventure.

Trained from a young age in martial arts, Grylls went on to spend three years as a soldier in the British Special Forces, as part of 21 SAS Regiment. It was here that he perfected many of the survival skills that his fans all over the world enjoy, as he pits himself against the worst  of Mother Nature.

Despite a free-fall parachuting accident in Africa, where he broke his back in three places and endured many months in and out of military rehabilitation, Grylls recovered and went on to become one of the youngest climbers ever to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

He then went on to star in seven seasons of the Discovery Channel’s Emmy Award-nominated Man vs. Wild TV series, which became one of the most-watched shows on the planet, reaching an estimated 1.2 billion viewers.

Since then he has gone on to host more extreme adventure TV shows across more global networks than anyone else in the world, including six seasons of the global hit TV show Running Wild with Bear Grylls.

Running Wild has featured Bear taking some of the world’s best-known stars on incredible adventures. These include President Obama, Julia Roberts, Roger Federer, Will Ferrell, Channing Tatum, and Kate Winslet, to name but a few.

Bear also hosts the Emmy Award-winning interactive Netflix show You Vs Wild, which was one of Netflix’s most watched shows in 2020. Netflix & Bear then forged new ground by make two interactive movie versions of You Vs Wild including the second most watched film on Netflix US, titled: Animals On The Loose.

You Vs Wild spectacularly won him two EMMY’s for best show and best host. Bear has also won two BAFTAS for his hit Channel 4 show The Island with Bear Grylls.

Bear filmed an iconic adventure with Prime Minister Modi of India, which achieved a landmark record as the ‘world’s most trending televised event, with a staggering 3.6 billion impressions’. This was the start of many episodes with Indian superstars that have broken records and won awards in Asia for their originality. This includes his Netflix India movie Ranveer Vs Wild where Bear guides the Indian star Ranveer Singh on an epic journey across the mountains. This was the second most trending movie in all of India.

His autobiography, Mud Sweat and Tears, spent 15 weeks at Number 1 in the Sunday Times bestseller list and he has written over 90 books, selling in excess of 20 million copies worldwide.

He is an Honorary Colonel to the Royal Marines Commandos, the youngest ever UK Chief Scout, and the first ever Chief Ambassador to the World Scout Organization, representing a global family of some fifty five million Scouts.

 

 

 

Bear Grylls is probably the most recognisable face of adventure on the planet.

He is a former 21 SAS soldier, who went on to become one of the youngest ever climbers of Mt Everest, despite breaking his back in a free-fall accident only months earlier.

From Everest he has gone on to host more extreme adventure TV shows across more global networks than anyone else in history.

Bear’s shows include the legendary Discovery channel show MAN Vs WILD and the hit show RUNNING WILD with Bear Grylls, now in its seventh season on National Geographic Channel.

His Running Wild guests have included President Obama, Roger Federer, Julia Roberts, Prime Minister Modi of India and many others stars.

He also hosts the Emmy winning interactive Netflix series YOU VS WILD where it’s the viewers who get to decide what adventure Bear goes on.

He is a family man, and a No. 1 bestselling author who has sold over 20 million books.

He is the Honorary Colonel to the British Royal Marine Commandos, and the first ever Chief Ambassador to 55 million young Scouts worldwide.

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Bear did the keynote session at our 2016 Real event. An event for senior school leaders to come and think differently about the challenges they face daily. Bears talk was motivational and inspiring and gave everyone in the room something to think about. Dealing with Bear Grylls ventures was a pleasure and we would happily deal with them again.
– Audience Member
Incredibly entertaining and absolutely thought provoking.
– Audience Member
Bears talk was absolutely the highlight of our event. All attendees were in awe of his storytelling ability. He has this unique ability to transport you to Mt. Everest or the depths of Sumatra and make you feel like you were right there in the trenches with him. I only wish we could've heard more stories!
– Audience Member
An incredible story-teller. You feel like you are right there in the trenches with the way Bear paints a picture for the audience.
– Audience Member

Booksby Bear Grylls

Mind Fuel: Simple Ways to Build Mental Resilience Every Day

Mud Sweat and Tears

A Survival Guide for Life: How to Achieve Your Goals, Thrive in Adversity, and Grow in Character

Never Give Up: My Life in the Wild

Soul Fuel

Facing the Frozen Ocean: One Man's Dream to Lead a Team Across the Treacherous North Atlantic

A Bear Grylls Adventure 1: The Blizzard Challenge: by bestselling author and Chief Scout Bear Grylls

Spirit of the Jungle: The Jungle Book Adventures (New Jungle Book Adventures 1)

How to Stay Alive: The Ultimate Survival Guide for Any Situation

Extreme Food: What to Eat When Your Life Depends on It

Bear Grylls: The Hunt

Bear Grylls: Ghost Flight

Return to the Jungle

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