Bear Grylls is known worldwide as one of the most-recognized faces of survival and outdoor adventure. His journey to this acclaim started on a small island off the UK coast, where his late father taught him to climb and sail. Trained from a young age in martial arts, Grylls went on to spend three years as a soldier in the British Special Forces, as part of 21 SAS Regiment. It was there that he perfected many of the survival skills that his fans all over the world enjoy, as he pitted himself against the worst of Mother Nature. Despite a free-fall parachuting accident in Africa, where he broke his back in three places and endured many months in military rehabilitation, Grylls went on to become one of the youngest climbers ever to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
He then went on to star in seven seasons of the Discovery Channel's Emmy Award-nominated "Man vs. Wild" TV series, which became one of the most-watched shows on the planet, reaching an estimated 1.2 billion viewers. Since then, he has gone on to host more extreme adventure TV shows across more global networks than anyone else in the world, including the BAFTA award-winning "The Island with Bear Grylls" and the BAFTA award-winning "Bear Grylls: Survival School." In addition, Bear produces and hosts "Bear's Mission with..." for ITV, NBC's "Running Wild with Bear Grylls," "Absolute Wild" for Dragon TV in China and "Face the Wild" for Facebook Watch. He is a No. 1 best-selling author, an Honorary Colonel in the Royal Marine Commandos, and the youngest-ever Chief Scout and inspiration to 50 million Scouts worldwide.