Sunday, September 4, 2011

Biography for Bear Grylls

Date of Birth

7 June 1974, Isle of Wight, England, UK

 Birth Name Edward Michael Bear Grylls


Height
6' (1.83 m)

Spouse
Shara (2000 - present) 3 children


Trivia
Served in the British Special Air Services (SAS).
Climbed Mount Everest.
Black Belt in Karate.
Broke his back in three places on a parachuting jump over Southern Africa.
In June 2005, Grylls broke a world record by hosting a dinner party at a table suspended below a hot air balloon at 24,500 feet.
Is an avid skydiver.
Led the first unassisted crossing of the frozen North Atlantic Ocean in an open, rigid inflatable boat.
Grylls owns an island on the Welsh coast, which includes a nature reserve, and lives on a converted barge on the River Thames with his wife Shara and their sons Jesse and Marmaduke.
He spends time as a motivational speaker.
His father died in 2001.
Third son, Huckleberry Edward Jocelyne Grylls, born January 15, 2009. He weighed 7 lbs. 7 oz.
In May 2009 he was appointed Britain's Chief Scout. At 34, he was the youngest person to hold the position.
Lives in a 100-year-old houseboat on the Thames in London (2010).
Counts Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984) as one of his personal favorite films.


Personal Quotes
"Americans are cool, if you show just a chink of vulnerability, they respond so much. They'll pat you on the arm and say, 'Hey kid, you're all right'. Brits will respond but they are much more cynical."
"I loved climbing because of the freedom, and having time and space. I remember coming off Everest for the last time, thinking of Dad and wishing that he could have seen what I saw. He would have loved it."
"I remember collapsing to my knees and just crying and crying inside my mask as all those emotions from so long began to flow. Neil and myself, with our oxygen off, just hugged. It is an extraordinary place and you see the curvature of the earth at the edges and at 7.22am we watched as the dawn came up over all the land of Tibet 20,000 ft below." - On Climbing Everest.