Explorers Heroes

Bear Grylls

by Tyler from St. Clair

Bear jumping in the Arctic
Bear jumping in the Arctic

Edward Michael Bear Grylls was born on June 7th, 1974, on Isle of Wight, England. He is a natural born climber taught by his father Michael. Bear prepared for becoming a survival expert at an early age. He started going on adventures and getting in trouble for it. Bear had a one goal, and today has more than conquered it. He is one of the world's most known outdoors man and survival experts (

Bear developed these skills and tactics by preparing young. He was enrolled in martial arts classes at the age of 7. At 19 years of age, he joined the British Special Forces, serving with 21 SAS. Soon after, he had a free-fall parachuting accident that broke his back in three places. He then recovered in military rehabilitation, just to conquer the record for being the youngest climber to reach the summit of Mount Everest (

Today, Bear Grylls is well known for a Discovery Channel's Emmy nominated Man Vs. Wild and Born Survivor TV series. He has also had land breaking record expeditions. He raised $2.5 million for children by making cross ocean expeditions in the Antarctica and Arctic regions. Being youngest Chief Scout out of 28 million scouts, he authored ten books and was awarded an honorary commission as a Lieutenant-Commander in the Royal Navy (

Bear eating a live fish raw (
Bear eating a live fish raw (

Bear Grylls is an outstanding person, whether it is for being a well-known TV star or a supporter of charity. All this simply makes him a caring person. He sacrifices himself for the wants and needs of others and will always play a great part in personal survival skills. He will never stop being an adventurous, wild human being. These, and many more, are the reasons Bear Grylls is my hero (

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Last edited 11/12/2011 12:00:00 AM

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Related Links

Man vs. Wild : Discovery Channel - gives information on his TV shows
Bear Grylls - Survival clothing. Tested. Proved. - clothing designed by Bear
Bear Grylls - IMDb - Bears childhood
Bear Grylls HOME PAGE at - Bears biography
BEAR GRYLLS | MAN vs. WILD - gives information on his TV shows