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Bear Grylls - Author

About the Author

Bear Grylls' prime-time TV adventure series is one of the most watched shows on the planet, reaching an estimated 1.2 billion viewers in over 180 countries. Bear has authored eleven books and, as a former member of the UK Special Forces, was made an honorary Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Navy. He continues to lead record-breaking expeditions to the world's extremes, and these missions have raised over GBP1.5 million for children's charities. Bear recently took over as the youngest ever Chief Scout to the Scouting Association, acting as the figurehead to 28 million Scouts around the globe. He lives with his wife, Shara, and their three sons, Jesse, Marmaduke and Huckleberry, on a Dutch barge in London and on a small remote island off the coast of Wales.

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Featured books by Bear Grylls

Extreme Food - What to Eat When Your Life Depends on it...

Extreme Food - What to Eat When Your Life Depends on it...

Author: Bear Grylls Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/10/2014

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True Grit

True Grit

Author: Bear Grylls Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/09/2014

Bear Grylls knows what it takes to survive. But he's not the first. Take the American bombardier Louis Zamperini, who survived 47 days stranded at sea by catching and killing hungry sharks and drinking the warm blood of albatrosses - only to be captured by the Japanese and horrifically tortured for years in their most brutal POW camps. Or Marcus Luttrell, a Navy SEAL who single-handedly took on a Taliban regiment before dragging his bleeding, bullet-ridden body for days through the harsh mountains of Afghanistan. Or Nando Parrado, one of the survivors of a horrific air-crash high in the ice-bound Andes, who only lived because he was willing to eat the flesh of his dead companions. In this gripping new book, Bear tells the stories of the adventurers, explorers, soldiers and spies whose refusal to quit in the most extreme situations has inspired him throughout his life. Some of them make uncomfortable reading - survival is rarely pretty. But all of them are tales of eye-watering bravery, death-defying resilience and extraordinary mental toughness by men and women who have one thing in common: true grit.

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Your Life - Train for it

Your Life - Train for it

Author: Bear Grylls Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/06/2014

Bear Grylls is fitter, stronger and more ready than ever to take on the challenges of the wild, thanks to a revolutionary new fitness program. And at the beating heart of Bear's personal training regime are fast-paced, dynamic workouts that can be done anywhere by anyone - men and women, young and old - in just 30 minutes or less! Select your workout: choose from Kettlebell Resistance training, Bodyweight workouts or Primal Power stretch sessions. Try one of Bear's epic Hero workouts for his ultimate challenge of all three disciplines combined...Learn the moves: select your express workout based on the time you have available - be it 3 minutes or 30 - and, as Bear says, 'It's time to train!' Train hard but eat natural: follow Bear's simple and straightforward advice on fueling your body for maximum success and sustained health benefits. Train more efficiently with fast and achievable results - a fitter, stronger, healthier you is just around the corner. Go on, it's your life - train for it!

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True Grit

True Grit

Author: Bear Grylls Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/10/2013

Bear Grylls knows what it takes to survive. But he's not the first. Take the American bombardier Louis Zamperini, who survived 47 days stranded at sea by catching and killing hungry sharks and drinking the warm blood of albatrosses - only to be captured by the Japanese and horrifically tortured for years in their most brutal POW camps. Or Marcus Luttrell, a Navy SEAL who single-handedly took on a Taliban regiment before dragging his bleeding, bullet-ridden body for days through the harsh mountains of Afghanistan. Or Nando Parrado, one of the survivors of a horrific air-crash high in the ice-bound Andes, who only lived because he was willing to eat the flesh of his dead companions. In this gripping new book, Bear tells the stories of the adventurers, explorers, soldiers and spies whose refusal to quit in the most extreme situations has inspired him throughout his life. Some of them make uncomfortable reading - survival is rarely pretty. But all of them are tales of eye-watering bravery, death-defying resilience and extraordinary mental toughness by men and women who have one thing in common: true grit.

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Mud, Sweat and Tears

Mud, Sweat and Tears

Author: Bear Grylls Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/05/2011

Bear Grylls is a man who has always sought the ultimate in adventure. Growing up on the Isle of Wight, he was taught by his father to sail and climb at an early age. Inevitably, it wasn't long before Bear was leading out-of-bounds night-climbing missions at school. As a teenager, he found identity and purpose through both mountaineering and martial arts, which led the young adventurer to the foothills of the mighty Himalaya and a grandmaster's karate training camp in Japan. On returning home, he embarked upon the notoriously gruelling selection course for the British Special Forces to join 21 SAS - a journey that was to push him to the very limits of physical and mental endurance. Then, in a horrific free-fall parachuting accident in Africa, Bear broke his back in three places. It was touch and go whether he would ever walk again. However, only eighteen months later and defying doctors' expectations, Bear became one of the youngest ever climbers to scale Everest, aged only twenty-three. But this was just the beginning of his many extraordinary adventures ...Known and admired by millions - whether from his global adventure TV series, as a bestselling author, or as Chief Scout to the Scouting Association - Bear Grylls has survived where few would dare to go.

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Other books by Bear Grylls

Bear Grylls Sticker Activity: Under the Sea

Bear Grylls Sticker Activity: Under the Sea

Author: Bear Grylls Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

Get ready for an exciting expedition through the world's seas and oceans with Bear Grylls. Discover the animals that live in the deepest and darkest place on Earth, learn all about creatures from killer whales to anglerfish. Wrap up warm and dive into this exciting book bursting with fun facts, quizzes, word searches, and mazes.

Bear Grylls Sticker Activity: Coasts

Bear Grylls Sticker Activity: Coasts

Author: Bear Grylls Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

Get ready for an expedition to the windy coast with Bear Grylls. Discover the animals that live in the shallows and find out all about the marine plants, bright corals and sea birds that thrive in this watery habitat. Wrap up warm and dive into this exciting book bursting with fun facts, quizzes, word searches, and mazes.

How to Stay Alive The Ultimate Survival Guide for Any Situation

How to Stay Alive The Ultimate Survival Guide for Any Situation

Author: Bear Grylls Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/11/2019

THE ULTIMATE SURVIVAL GUIDE FROM THE WORLD'S LEADING SURVIVAL EXPERT. ___________ Do you know how to... Survive a bear attack? Make fire from virtually nothing? Fly a plane in an emergency? Survive in the most extreme conditions? Bear Grylls does. There is barely a terrain he hasn't conquered or an extreme environment he hasn't experienced. From his time in 21 SAS, through to his extraordinary expeditions in the toughest corners of each of the seven continents, Bear has accumulated an astonishing wealth of survival knowledge. Now, for the first time, he is putting all his expertise into one book. How To Stay Alive will teach you all of the essential skills you need to survive in the modern world.

Bear Grylls Sticker Activity: Woodlands

Bear Grylls Sticker Activity: Woodlands

Author: Bear Grylls Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

Get ready for an expedition into the wondrous woodlands. Discover the world's tallest trees, find out which bears live in the woods and learn all about cloud forests. Wrap up warm and dive into this exciting book bursting with fun facts, quizzes, word searches, and mazes.

Bear Grylls Sticker Activity: Mountains

Bear Grylls Sticker Activity: Mountains

Author: Bear Grylls Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

Get ready for an expedition to the world's highest mountaintops with Bear Grylls. Discover the animals that live in the most remote places on Earth, from brown bears and mountain lions to eagles and marmots. Wrap up warm and dive into this exciting book, bursting with fun facts, quizzes, word searches, and mazes.

Bear Grylls Adventure Annual 2020

Bear Grylls Adventure Annual 2020

Author: Bear Grylls Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2019

How do animals survive in baking hot deserts? Where is the best place to shelter in a blizzard? What is it like to climb the highest mountain in the world? Get ready for the wildest experience of your life! With stories of famous adventurers, as well as insights into Bear Grylls' own experiences in the wild, this annual contains everything you need to explore different environments around the world. This book is packed with fascinating facts, top tips and fun activities - word searches, puzzles, spot the differences, dot to dots and more - from the king of survival, Bear Grylls.

Bear Grylls: The Hunt

Bear Grylls: The Hunt

Author: Bear Grylls Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/08/2019

THERE'S NOWHERE TO RUNWilliam Jaeger is a former SAS soldier who has spent years thwarting attempts to revive the Nazi movement in the modern world. With international security restored, he is reluctantly thrust back into action when he uncovers evidence a horde of uranium has been stolen from an old Nazi bunker in the mountains. All the signs point towards the chemicals being turned into bombs which will devastate the world. Jaeger knows an attack is coming, and this time there will be nowhere for anyone to hide. With no idea where to turn, and with the world relying on him to find the bombs before it's too late, Jaeger is certain of only one thing: THE HUNT IS ON************* 'Enthralling' The Times 'A gripping thriller set in the darkest of days' Jonathan Ross 'Men don't come much tougher than daredevil climber and adventurer, Bear Grylls' Sun 'Unputdownable' Sir Ranulph Fiennes 'Will resonate with fans of classic spy thrillers' Mail on Sunday

Soul Fuel A Daily Devotional

Soul Fuel A Daily Devotional

Author: Bear Grylls Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/07/2019

Bestselling author Bear Grylls has survived a free-fall parachute accident that left him with a broken back, possibly unable to walk again; falling down a mountain in the Rockies, severing a finger in the Vietnam jungle, a broken shoulder in Antarctica. He passed the gruelling training to join the SAS, crossed the North Atlantic in an open inflatable boat, and held the highest ever open-air formal dinner party, in a balloon at 25,000 feet. But the hardest thing he has ever had to face, he says, is the death of his father. It was then, age 25, that he found what he describes in an interview with the Telegraph as 'a really lovely quiet faith that has been a powerful thing in our lives'. As he wrote in GQ magazine, 'Faith doesn't mean you have to be especially religious . But, in a nutshell, my faith tells me that I am known, that I am secure and that I am loved - regardless of the storms I may find myself in from time to time, regardless of how often I fall and fail.' For the first time, in this open, brave and honest book, Bear reveals the inspiration that helps him to stand strong and find peace each day. These daily readings - exploring themes of friendships, failure, courage, risk, and much more - show us all how to face each day with purpose and power. 'Be brave. Embrace faith wherever you may find it. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.'

Bear Grylls Survival Skills: Winter

Bear Grylls Survival Skills: Winter

Author: Bear Grylls Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2019

Embark on an amazing adventure with Bear Grylls to explore the great outdoors. Learn how to stay warm and dry outdoors in winter, how to identify and prevent hypothermia, how to navigate icy and snowy terrain safely and where to find food in harsh conditions. This is the ultimate survival guide to the world's coldest places.

Bear Grylls Survival Skills Extreme Environments

Bear Grylls Survival Skills Extreme Environments

Author: Bear Grylls Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2019

Get ready for an adventure with Bear Grylls. Learn how to survive in deserts, rainforests, mountains, polar areas, and the vast, blue ocean with this essential guide to the most extreme places on the planet. With tips throughout on navigation, building shelter, finding food and surviving any threats that come your way.

Bear Grylls Survival Skills: Summer

Bear Grylls Survival Skills: Summer

Author: Bear Grylls Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2019

Get ready for a summer adventure with Bear Grylls. Explore the great outdoors in the summertime. Learn how to stay hydrated and to protect yourself from the sun's rays. With recipes for campfire cooking, first aid tips for the hottest weather and tips on how to navigate using the stars on a clear night, this is the ultimate guide to summer survival.

Bear Grylls Survival Skills Forest

Bear Grylls Survival Skills Forest

Author: Bear Grylls Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2019

Get ready for an adventure with Bear Grylls. Explore the wild woodlands and discover how to build shelters, find food and water, and stay safe from dangerous plants and animals. Learn what equipment to pack, how to navigate the woods and how to deal with emergencies in this guide to the forest.

Bear Grylls Sticker Activity: Desert

Bear Grylls Sticker Activity: Desert

Author: Bear Grylls Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/06/2019

Get ready for a scorching expedition through the world's hottest regions. Discover the animals that live in the most barren places on Earth, from coyotes and gazelles to rattlesnakes and armadillos. Grab your sunglasses and dive into this exciting book bursting with fun facts, quizzes, word searches and mazes.

Bear Grylls Sticker Activity: Rainforest

Bear Grylls Sticker Activity: Rainforest

Author: Bear Grylls Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/06/2019

Get ready for an expedition to the rainforests of the world with Bear Grylls. Discover a place where everything is continually growing; the animals, the trees, the vegetation. Find incredible animals hidden deep in the forest - the swinging orang-utans, slithering pythons and hunting tigers. Pack your belongings and dive into this exciting book bursting with fun facts, quizzes, word searches, and mazes.

The Kid Who Climbed Everest The Incredible Story Of A 23-Year-Old's Summit Of Mt. Everest

The Kid Who Climbed Everest The Incredible Story Of A 23-Year-Old's Summit Of Mt. Everest

Author: Bear Grylls Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/02/2019

In 1996, a twenty-three-year-old soldier in the British Army was flying over an African desert on a routine parachute jump. He had a lot to look forward to-a long career ahead of him in the army, a beautiful girlfriend back home. But those dreams were cut short when his parachute failed to open at eleven thousand feet. He had cracked three vertebrae and come within a fraction of severing his spinal cord. A grueling eight months of physical therapy followed. Bear had to retrain his muscles to do all of the things we take for granted-how to sit, stand, walk, even breathe. Eighteen months after his accident he overcame incredible odds to reach the peak of Everest. THE KID WHO CLIMBED EVEREST is a tale of courage and determination. Bear's quest for funding for his expedition, his seventy days on Everest's southeast face, and a narrow brush with death after a fall into a crevasse at nineteen thousand feet, make the story an essential read for anyone who's ever had a dream and made it come true.

A Bear Grylls Adventure 11: The Arctic Challenge

A Bear Grylls Adventure 11: The Arctic Challenge

Author: Bear Grylls Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/01/2019

The eleventh in the fun 12-book collectible series for young readers from survival expert and Chief Scout BEAR GRYLLS. Joe gets on well with everyone, enjoys camp and all the activities and is always up for a challenge. But he has a big problem with remembering directions and following instructions. When he gets a mysterious compass from a friend, he sets off on an adventure with Bear Grylls in the freezing cold Arctic tundra, where knowing where you're going is crucial to survival... Each book in this fun new 12-book series from BEAR GRYLLS follows a different child on the outdoor activity camp. Once they are given the magical compass, they meet the inspirational adventurer in an amazing place and learn new skills and facts they can take with them back to their real life.