Today we will talk about the person who lives among the dreaded animals in the jungles without fear and without eating and drinking. Bear Grylls who teaches his audience to get out of difficult situations. Bear Grylls who is famous for his reality show ‘Man vs Wild’, is an adventurer, traveler and explorer. Adventure sports like mountaineering, sailing and sky diving interested him since he was a child. He was trained in these sports by his father who was associated with the ‘Royal Yacht Squadron’. He was keen on learning martial arts and earned a black belt at an early age. Adventures are full of risks and physical and mental strength is a must. Bear Grylls also had to face many difficulties and in one way he injured his spine on a similar occasion. This courageous man not only emerged from physical injury but also overcame his psychological barriers. Let’s get to know Bear Grylls here.
Bear Grylls Age and Height
Born on 7 June 1974, Bear Grylls is now 48 years old and still the same adventurous and explorer like he always was. Bear Grylls is 5 feet 9 inches tall and handsome man with a courageous heart.
Facts About Bear Grylls
He joined the ‘Territorial Army’ (Army Reserve UK) and served in the Army’s ‘Special Air Service’ unit for three years. He was a combat survival instructor and has received training in demolition, parachuting, unarmed combat, preventive driving, and trauma medicine.
During this period, he met with an accident that caused him a spinal cord injury. He resorted to medication and rehabilitation to recover from that injury.
In 1997, he climbed Mount Ama Dablam and became the youngest British to climb this mountain.
He used to go hiking in the Himalayan Mountains of Sikkim and West Bengal, and on 26 May 1998, he climbed Mount Everest and entered the ‘Guinness Book of Records’.
In 2001, his first book ‘The Kid Who Climbed Everest’ was published, which narrated his journey to the mountain peak. After this he wrote another book called ‘Facing the Frozen Ocean’. His third book was titled ‘Born Survivor: Bear Grylls’, and he wrote ‘Bear Grylls Outdoor Edition’.
He completed his part-time undergraduate studies in Hispanic Studies from Birkbeck, University of London in 2002. He also attended the ‘University of the West of England’.
He is very famous for the show “Man Vs Wild”, which was released in 2006. The show has got 76 episodes including 10 special episodes. In July 2009, Grylls was appointed the youngest Chief Scout in Britain at the age of 35.
In his first book, The Kid Who Climbed Everest, he describes his expedition and achievements to the summit of Mount Everest. His second, “Frozen Ocean” was shortlisted for the 2004 William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award. His third book is “Born Survivor”, the book contains survival skills learned from some of the most hostile places in the world.
In 2012, Grylls released his autobiography, “Mud, Sweat and Tears.”
In 2013 he was awarded the honorary rank of lieutenant colonel in the Royal Marine Reserves.
Grylls is an ambassador for The Prince’s Trust, an organization that provides training, financial and practical support to youth in the United Kingdom. He is the vice president for The Joel Trust, a small charity that takes handicapped, disabled, abused or neglected youth with challenging month-long campaigns.
In December 2015, US President Barack Obama accompanied Bear Grylls on television in Alaska.