Biography: Bear Grylls

August 31, 2018
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Real Name: Edward Michael Bear Grylls

Occupation: Adventurer

Date of Birth: June 7, 1974

How Old is Bear Grylls: 44 years

Birthplace: Donaghadee, Northern Ireland

How Tall is Bear Grylls: 5 feet 10 inches

Weight: 72 kg

Nationality: British

Family: Michael Grylls (Father); Sarah Grylls (Mother); Lara Fawcett (Sister).

Wife: Shara Grylls Knight

Children: Jesse Grylls (Daughter); Marmaduke Mickey Percy Grylls (Son); Huckleberry Edward Jocelyne Grylls (Son).


Bear Grylls Facts:

His only sibling Lara gave him the nickname “Bear” when he was just a week old.

His claim to fame is that he became the youngest person to reach the top of Mount Everest in 1998 at the age of 23. He made it into the Guinness book of records but his record has since been broken – four times.

He loves martial arts and definitely loved being in India. He is a black belt in Shokobon Karate, which he first started learning in India. He is pretty impressive in protecting himself on this matter.

In 1996, Grylls met a freefall parachuting accident in Zambia. During an SAS Skydive from a great height, his parachute at a height of 16,000 ft above the ground and he broke his vertebrae in three places in this accident.

As soon as we begin to conclude that this guy cannot go more extreme than this, he proves us wrong again and again. Interestingly, he holds the world record for the world’s highest open-air dinner party, which he shared with Lt Cdr Alan Veal RN. It was held in a hot air balloon at a height of 7,600 meters.

He is widely known throughout the world for his exceptional work and showmanship spirit. People refer to him as the human encyclopedia for his vast knowledge in the field of survival.

Some of the injuries he has suffered over the years include crushed shoulders, a  sliced finger, a broken elbow, a smashed knee cartilage, a broken big toe, a chipped shin bone, a dislocated hip as well as various bites from snakes, bats, scorpions and 4319 mosquitoes.

He has written 11 books since, including four teenage fiction books about survival titled Mission Survival.

He has released a Man VS Wild Xbox, PlayStation and Wii game with Discovery Channel.


Edward Michael Bear Grylls Quotes:

“Survival can be summed up in three words – never give up. That’s the heart of it really. Just keep trying.”

“To me, adventure has always been to me the connections and bonds you create with people when you’re there. And you can have that anywhere.”

“A man’s pride can be his downfall, and he needs to learn when to turn to others for support and guidance.”

“Life has taught me to be very cautious of a man with a dream, especially a man who has teetered on the edge of life. It gives a fire and recklessness inside that is hard to quantify.”

“Survival is not about being fearless. It’s about making a decision, getting on and doing it, because I want to see my kids again, or whatever the reason might be.”

“The hardest thing about my job isn’t the snake bites or the crocodiles, it’s being away from my children. I have a really religious satellite phone call every day back to the boys, wherever we are, whatever time zone, to say goodnight.”


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