Bear Grylls – extreme adventurer
Bear Grylls is a record-breaking adventurer. He became the youngest Briton to climb Mount Everest. In his TV shows he demonstrates how to survive dangerous situations. He also writes books for teenagers.
Edward Michael “Bear” Grylls was born on June 7, 1974.
Since his childhood Grylls loved adventure. He grew up on the Isle of Wight, and as a young boy often went mountain climbing with his father.
Grylls studied at Eton College (the school where Prince William and Prince Harry were educated) and as a teenager got a black belt in karate. He speaks English, French and Spanish.
19-year-old Grylls joined the army. During his service, he broke his back in a parachuting accident in Zambia. He spent a year in hospital and his dream of Everest helped him to recover.