About the Author
Bear Grylls has become known around the world as one of the most recognized faces of survival and outdoor adventure. His journey to this acclaim started in the UK, 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 that his fans all over the world enjoy watching him pit against mother-nature. His TV show Man Vs Wild and Born Survivor became one of the most watched programmes on the planet with an estimated audience of 1.2 billion. Emmy nominated, the show ran for seven high octane seasons. He then progressed to US Network TV, hosting the hit adventure show 'Running Wild' on NBC, where he takes some of the world's best known movie stars on incredible adventures including President Barrack Obama who asked to appear on the show for a worldwide Running Wild Special. Bear produces and hosts the BAFTA winning 'The Island with Bear Grylls' on Channel 4, which has sold as a format all around the world. Bear also owns and hosts ITV's 'Mission Survive with Bear Grylls', for ITV, Bear Grylls Survival School for CITV, and a hit prime time Chinese adventure show called Survivor Games for Dragon TV. Bear is currently the youngest ever Chief Scout to the UK Scout Association and is an honorary Colonel to the Royal Marine Commandos. He has authored 22 books, including the international number one Bestselling autobiography: Mud, Sweat & Tears. Among these are his hugely popular titles Survival Guide for Life & True Grit, a bestselling novel Ghost Flight and his Mission Survival fiction books which have sold over 4 million copies in China alone. This year Bear announced his first ever UK arena tour, a thrilling live action adventure show which will take the audience on an incredible immersive expedition across the globe using groundbreaking video mapping technology.