Do you know Bear Grylls, the guy who does everything and anything to survive in wild places in his show Man vs. Wild ? If yes, and even if no. Here are 15 amazing facts about him.
NICKNAMED BEAR FROM BIRTH.
His real name Edward Michael Grylls, Bear Grylls was nicknamed Bear just one week after his birth by her sister.
SOLDIER OF BRITISH SPECIAL FORCES
From 1994 to 1997, Bear Grylls had served as a soldier in the British Special Air Service. This is one of the most famous groups of special forces in the world.
AN ACCIDENT THAT COULD HAVE COST HIM HIS LIFE.
During an operation in southern Africa, Bear Grylls almost lost his life in parachuting. At over 4000 meters, its veil was torn. He escaped, but had his back broken in many places.
HE CLIMBED MOUNT EVEREST.
Only 18 months after his serious accident and rehabilitation, Bear Grylls achieved his dream by climbing Mount Everest after 20 days of climbing in extreme temperature conditions. At only 23, he became the youngest Briton to have reached the summit of Everest.
A SECOND VERY RISKY ACCIDENT.
During his climb on Mount Everest, Bear Grylls had a fall while he was at 5,800 meters above sea level, which could have cost him his life. Fortunately, his climbing partner was there to support him when he fell into a crevasse.
HE HAS CLIMBED AMA DABLAM.
Although it is less high as Everest, Bear Grylls was able to climb to the top of Ama Dablam, considered one of the most difficult peaks to climb. At least, he trained for the Everest!
HE CROSSED THE THAMES.
To raise money for his friend who lost his legs, he rowed on the Thames. The wonder is that he rowed in a bathtub and he was totally naked.
HE CROSSED THE FROZEN NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN.
Bear Grylls led the first crossing of the frozen ocean of the North Atlantic in an open inflatable boat. Fortunately, this time as well, he was not naked!
THE YOUNGEST CHIEF SCOUT IN THE WORLD.
Only 35 years old, Bear Grylls became the youngest head of the British Association of Scouting in 2009.
HE DID A MOTORIZED PARAGLIDING AROUND EVEREST.
Again in a charitable act, Bear decided to fly a powered paraglider to 8000 meters around Everest. Sympathetic activity like!
HE’S A BLACK BELT IN KARATE.
Beyond being a British Special Forces soldier, Bear Grylls is a very good karate since he is second dan black belt. We understand better why he managed to break out an alligator!
MAN VS. WILD THANKS TO HIS WIFE.
Bear Grylls did not want television and refused the offer of Discovery Channel. Eventually, it was his wife tell him to try before saying no to this project! We thank his wife from you.
THE WORLD DINNER PARTY RECORD.
In 2005, Bear Grylls broke the world record dinner party by performing a complete meal in a hot air balloon at 7,600 meters altitude. The dish should cool quickly at this altitude!
THE WORST THINGS WE’VE EVER SEEN.
In his show Man vs. Wild , Bear Grylls made sick tricks to survive in difficult places. He drinks his own urine, eat snake, raw salmon, spiders and live larvae. He even used dead animals to protect or advance in their journey, especially the skin of a camel to use them as cover.