Born Survivor: Survival Techniques from the Most Dangerous Places on Earth

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Channel 4, 2007 - Extreme environments - 253 pages
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Bear Grylls is no stranger to extremes. During a three-year stint in the SAS he was involved in a horrific parachuting accident in Africa and broke his back in three places. Months of rehabilitation followed but, never losing sight of his childhood dream of climbing Everest, Bear went on to become the youngest Briton ever to reach the summit and survive. It was a close-run thing, however, as during the descent he was almost killed in a crevasse, his life saved only by his team-mate and a rope. In 2003 Bear completed another world-record-breaking expedition, leading his team through freezing spray and icebergs across the North Atlantic Ocean in a small inflatable boat. More drama followed as Bear, a karate black belt, set out to show the viewers of Channel 4 what it is really like to complete the gruelling basic training of the Foreign Legion.

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One could view Bear Grylls' books and videos as a "how-to" series. However, the situation Bear finds/places himself in are unlike any other situation most people have ever been in. That being said ... Read full review

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Bear Grylls was brought up on the Isle of Wight, where he learned to climb with his father. He spent three years in the British Army & is a martial arts expert. He is currently attempting to be the first person to jet-ski around the entire landmass of Great Britain.

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