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One of the most recognized faces of survival and outdoor adventure
Categories: Adventure & Challenge, Celebrities, Motivational Speakers
Full Presenter Profile & Bio
Bear Grylls OBE, 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 five 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, Zac Efron, Channing Tatum, and Kate Winslet, to name but a few.
He also hosts the Emmy Award-nominated interactive Netflix show You Vs Wild as well as Emmy Award-nominated National Geographic landmark series Hostile Planet.
He has also won two BAFTAS for his Channel 4 show The Island with Bear Grylls now in its sixth season.
Most recently Bear took Indian Prime Minister Modi into the wilderness which achieved a landmark record as the ‘world’s most trending televised event, with a staggering 3.6 BILLION impressions’.
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 15 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 million Scouts.
Bear was simply the perfect choice to join us and talk about why ‘experience matters’ at our annual kick off meeting. Bear brought energy, insight and was highly relatable for our entire audience who joined us. His stories and approach to life left my teams feeling empowered and motivated, we all took something away from his presence and contribution. To top it off, he was highly engaged and approachable throughout our full interaction
We invited Bear to speak at our Leadership Convention in front of 8,000 people and he was simply amazing. His inspirational personality had an incredible impact on our audience. He brought the entire arena to a silence, listening in awe of his breathtaking journey
Bear Grylls captivated our audience with his real-life story of determination and human spirit. His simple advice to ‘never give up’ really hit home with our group. Bear received a standing ovation!