At the age of 23, Bear Grylls became the youngest Briton to climb Mount Everest, even though he had broken his back in a parachute jump just two years earlier. Bear spent three years as a soldier in the British Special Forces, as part of 21 SAS Regiment, refining the survival skills that have become his calling card as an international television star, featuring 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.
Bear has hosted more extreme adventure shows across more global networks than anyone else, including five seasons of the global hit TV show Running Wild with Bear Grylls. President Obama, Julia Roberts, Roger Federer, Will Ferrell, Channing Tatum, and Kate Winslet are among the celebrities who have joined him on some epic adventures. 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.
Bear has become one of the most world’s most popular inspirational and motivational speakers, with talks and presentations that are challenging and entertaining, provoking and energising audiences. His specialist topics include leadership, teamwork, resilience and the art of survival, encompassing both the outdoors and the indoors challenges we all face in hour daily lives. As an after-dinner motivational speaker, he has stories and anecdotes that will amaze and entertain.