Edward Michael Bear Grylls was born on 7th June, 1974.
The name of his father was Sir Michael Grylls and his mother name was Lady Sarsh Grylls. His mother was the daughter of Patricia Ford Grylls has one sibling, an elder sister, Lara Fawcett, a cardio-tennis coach, who gave him the nickname ‘Bear‘ when he was a week old.
He grew up In Donaghadee, Norther Ireland Until the age of 4. Thereafter His family Moved to Bembridge on the Isle of Wight. From very boyhood he learned to climb and sail from his father. Besides this, he learned to skydive and earned a second dan black belt in Shotokan karate.
Having completed his school education, Grylls Joined in the Indian Army and hiked in the Himalayan mountains of Sikkm .
Grylls joined the British Army and served in the part-time United Kingdom Special Forces,with 21 Regiment Special Air Services, 21 SAS(R) for 3 years until 1996 in which year he faced an accident in Zambia. His canopy ripped at 4,900 metres (16,000 ft), partially opening, causing him to fall and land on his parachute pack on his back, which partially crushed three vartebrae. Doctor guessed Grylls’ life would be paralysed and he might not be able to walk again. With such serious condition he had to spent the next 12 months in and out of military rehabilitation at Headley Court before being discharged and directing his efforts into trying to get well enough to fulfil his childhood dream of climbing Mount Everest.
On 16 May 1998, after 18 months of backing from his injuries, Grylls made record of ascending Everest and occupied the place of Guinness Book of records as the youngest Briton, at 23, to summit Mount Everest. Grylls’ record has since been surpassed by Jake Meyer and, at age 19, by Rob Gauntlett. He noted down his experience of expedition in the book, The Kid Who Climbed Everest.
In 2000, Grylls humane made him to led the first team to circumnavigate the UK on a personal watercraft or jet ski. His team took 30 days to raise money for the Royal National Life boat Institution. He also rowed naked for 22 miles in a homemade bathtub along the Thames to raise funds for a friend who lost his legs in a climbing accident.
In 2003, he led a team of five, including his childhood friend, SAS colleague, and Mount Everest climbing partner Mick Crosthwaite, on the first unassisted crossing of the north Atlantic Arctic Ocean in an open rigid inflatable boat. Suffering weeks of frozen spray and icebergs, battling force 8 gale winds, hypothermia, and storms through some of the most treacherous stretches of water in the world, Grylls and his team were just barely able to finish the journey from Nova Scotia to Labrador, Greenland, Iceland and finally down to Scotland.
In 2004 his services to charity and human endeavour was recognished. He was awarded the honorary rank of Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Naval Reserve for his noble service.
In 2005, Grylls led the first team ever to attempt to paramotor over the remote jungle plateau of the Angel Falls in Venezuela, the world’s highest waterfall. The team was attempting to reach the highest, most remote tepuis.
In 2005, Grylls and his team was proud to say that they achieved their ridiculous adventure. They held the world’s highest dinner party at 6805 metres, on the side of Lhakpa Ri, Tibet. They could read more about their adventure in their newsletters or in the press section. Their gallivanting in the mountains raised over £30,000 for charity.
In 2007, Grylls claimed to have broken a new world record by flying a Parajet paramotor over the Himalayas, higher than Mount Everest. It is all captured on film!,” Bear Grylls stated over email as a reply to Explorers Web’s request for proof on his claimed para-motor flight over Everest. “Discovery & Channel four are releasing the 2 hours-long film documenting the whole adventure at the end of the yea. The British TV celebrity claimed to have soared over the mountain riding his para-motor (a motorized paraglider), on May 14, 2007. The news was widely publicized in the worldwide media Grylls took off from 4,400 metres (14,500 ft), 8 miles south of the mountain. Grylls reported looking down on the summit during his ascent and coping with temperatures of −60 °C (−76 °F). He endured dangerously low oxygen levels and eventually reached 9,000 metres (29,500 ft), almost 3,000 metres (10,000 ft) higher than the previous record of 6,102 metres (20,019 ft). The feat was filmed for Discovery Channel worldwide as well as Channel 4 in the UK. While Grylls initially planned to cross over Everest itself, the permit was only to fly to the south of Everest, and he did not traverse Everest out of risk of violating Chinese airspace.
Bear Grylls for the British Channel 4 broadcast as Man vs. Wild in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, and the U.S.A., and as Ultimate Survival on the Discovery Channel in Europe, Asia, and Africa. The series features Grylls dropped into inhospitable places, showing viewers how to survive. Man vs. Wild debuted in 2006 and went on to become the number one cable show in all of America and now reaches a global audience of over 1.2 billion viewers. The second season premièred in the US in June 2007, the third in November 2007, and the fourth in May 2008. In some early episodes, Man vs. Wild / Born Survivor was criticised by some sources for misleading viewers about some of the situations in which Grylls finds himself. Discovery and Channel 4 television subsequently pledged production and editing transparency and clarification related to the criticism. In March 2012, Discovery Channel terminated its productions with Grylls due to contract disputes.
In 2008, Grylls lead a team of four to climb one of the most remote unclimbed peaks in the world in Antarctica. This was raising funds for Global Angels kids charity and awareness for the potential of alternative energies. During this mission the team also aimed to explore the coast of Antarctica by inflatable boat and jetski, part powered by bioethanol , and then to travel across some of the vast ice desert by wind-powered kite-ski and electric powered paramotor. However, the expedition was cut short after Grylls suffered a broken shoulder while kite sking across a stretch of ice. Travelling at speeds up to 50 km/h, a ski caught on the ice, launching him in the air and breaking his shoulder when he came down. He had to be medically evacuated.
Bear Grylls is the current Chief Scout after replacing Peter Duncan in July 2009. He was officially made Chief Scout at Gilwell 24 on 11 July 2009 in a handover event featuring Peter Duncan in front of a crowd of over 3,000 Explorer Scouts. He is the tenth person to hold the position and the youngest Chief Scout since the role was created forRobert Baden-Powll. in 1920.
In August 2010, Grylls lead a team of five to take an ice-breaking rigid-inflatable boat through 4,000 km of the ice strewn Northwest Passage. The expedition intended to raise awareness of the effects of global warning and to raise money for children’s charity Global Angels.