Bear Grylls has become known around the world as one of the most recognized faces of survival and outdoor adventure. His journey to this acclaim started 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 three years as a soldier in the British Special Forces, serving with 21 SAS. It was here that he perfected many of the skills that his fans all over the world enjoy watching him pit against mother-nature.
His popular survival TV shows include ‘Man Vs Wild’ and ‘Born Survivor’ which became one of the most watched programmes on the planet with an estimated audience of 1.2 billion. He has also hosted the hit adventure show ‘Running Wild’ on NBC, where he takes some of the world’s best known movie stars on incredible adventures. Most recently US President Barrack Obama asked to appear on the show for a worldwide ‘Running Wild Special’.
Bear is currently the youngest ever Chief Scout to the UK Scout Association and is an honorary Colonel to the Royal Marine Commandos.
He has authored 22 books, including the international number one Bestselling autobiography: Mud, Sweat & Tears and his hugely popular titles Survival Guide for Life and True Grit, a bestselling novel Ghost Flight and his Mission Survival fiction books which have sold over 4 million copies in China alone.