Bear Grylls was brought up on the Isle of Wight, where his late father taught him to climb and sail. A martial arts expert, Bear went on to spend three years as a soldier in the British Air Service (21 SAS), before suffering a free fall parachuting accident in Africa that left his back broken in three places. Despite this he went on to become the youngest Briton ever to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Now one of the youngest and most sought after motivational speakers, he relates his remarkable experiences to audiences and corporations all around the world. He has also presented several prime-time TV adventure series for Channel Four in the UK and Discovery Channel in America, notably Born Survivor, which was also a bestselling book. Bear lives with his wife Shara, and their sons Jesse and Marmaduke, on a Dutch barge in London and on a small remote Welsh island. His bestselling books Facing Up, about this record-breaking ascent of Everest, and Facing the Frozen Ocean, his inspirational story of leading a team across the treacherous North Atlantic, a feat for which he was awarded an Honorary commission in the Royal Navy, are both published by Pan Macmillan. "
"He is also the author of several children's books, including the The Jungle Book: New Adventures series, a contemporary update of Rudyard Kipling's classic The Jungle Book.
Discover Bear Grylls' Spirit of the Jungle, a heart-stopping adventure inspired by Rudyard Kipling's classic The Jungle Book.
Macmillan Children’s Books announces today an exciting new acquisition from internationally renowned survival expert Bear Grylls for a new Jungle Book adventure entitled Spirit of the Jungle.
As the original publishers of The Jungle Book, in 2016 Macmillan will mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Rudyard Kipling. We’ll be celebrating with exciting new editions of some of his most famous works.
Ah one of those moments when you feel suddenly unable to concentrate on the ropes! https://t.co/NrbLh5UNlV
by @BearGrylls - 17 minutes ago
Keep up your great work champ https://t.co/Ho6JXlTyPs
by @BearGrylls - 19 minutes ago
#tb to last week @BBCR1 with @MattEdmondson playing punny business - a new one for me but had a lot of pun! (Bear s… https://t.co/q759qgI2Zg
by @BearGrylls - 39 minutes ago
RT @DiscoveryUK: How to deal with snakes - featuring @BearGrylls https://t.co/guS6rHTWqu
by @BearGrylls - 2 hours ago
Such an honest chat with one of our country’s heroes - his motivations, hopes and highlights! https://t.co/s7gVcyVMSD
by @BearGrylls - 20 hours ago
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