Bear Grylls is known around the world as one of the most recognized faces of outdoor survival and adventure. His journey to this acclaim started in the UK on the Isle of Wight, where his late father taught him to climb and sail. Trained from a young age in martial arts, Bear went on to spend three years as a soldier in the British Special Forces, serving with 21 SAS. It was here that he perfected many of the skills which his fans enjoy watching him test against Mother Nature. Despite a free-fall parachuting accident in Africa, where he broke his back in three places, and after enduring months in military rehabilitation, Bear has gone on to become one of the youngest ever climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
Bear currently stars in Discovery Channel’s Emmy nominated “Man Vs Wild” and “Born Survivor” TV series, reaching an estimated 1.2 billion viewers. Off screen, Bear has lead record-breaking expeditions, from Antarctica to the Arctic, which in turn have raised more than $2.5 million for children around the world. In recognition for his expertise and service, Bear was appointed as the youngest ever Chief Scout to 28 million Scouts worldwide, was awarded an honorary commission as a Lieutenant-Commander in the Royal Navy. He has authored 10 books, including the #1 international bestseller, Mud, Sweat & Tears.
Bear has been married since 2000 to Shara, and they are the parents of three boys, Jesse, Marmaduke, and Huckleberry. When not on a far-flung adventure, Bear lives with his family, dividing their time between a Dutch barge on the River Thames and a small private Welsh island.
About Shara Grylls
Shara Grylls is the mother of three boys (named Jesse, Marmaduke, and Huckleberry) and the wife of renowned adventurer Bear Grylls. Shara and her family divide their time between a barge on the River Thames and a small private Welsh island.