Awe-inspiring life story of Bear Grylls – The show host of Man vs. Wild on Discovery

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I really should have died a zillion times, but I’m still alive and I’m lucky to be a survivor.

He is a popular face among the people who love watching television series Man vs. Wild. Yes, we are talking about Bear Grylls, the man who set a new heights for surviving in the wild. His more famous exploits include drinking his own urine, eating grotesque grubs and sheltering inside a dead animal’s carcass. After years of adventure, with lots of injuries; which he hardly cares to remember, Bear Gryll is a great survivor and people have a lot to learn from the his life story.

Grylls was born in Donaghadee, County Down, Northern Ireland. He grew up in Donaghadee until the age of four. He joined the Territorial Army and, after passing selection, served as a reservist with the SAS in 21 SAS Regiment for three years until 1997. In 1996, Gryll suffered a free-fall parachuting accident in Zambia. His canopy ripped at 16,000 ft, partially opening, causing him to fall and land on his parachute pack on his back, which partially crushed three vertebrae. His surgeon said, it was questionable whether he would ever walk again! Gryll spent in and out of military rehabilitation for the next 12 months.

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The accident shattered his military career. But, just 18 months after breaking three vertebrae in that parachuting accident, Gryll proved that hard work and great determinations can do any wonder. On 16 May 1998 he achieved his childhood dream; he climbed the summit of Mount Everest. At the age of 23, he was among the youngest people to have achieved this feat. Through extreme survival skills, Bear Grylls continues to inspire people and this is why, he is popularly known as the ultimate survivor.