Born Survivor: Bear Grylls
Bear Grylls is no stranger to extremes. During a three-yearstint in the SAS he was involved in a horrific parachuting accidentin Africa and broke his back in three places. Months ofrehabilitation followed but, never losing sight of his childhooddream of climbing Everest, Bear went on to become the youngestBriton ever to reach the summit and survive. It was a close-runthing, however, as during the descent he was almost killed in acrevasse, his life saved only by his team-mate and a rope. In 2003Bear completed another world-record-breaking expedition, leadinghis team through freezing spray and icebergs across the NorthAtlantic Ocean in a small inflatable boat. More drama followed asBear, a karate black belt, set out to show the viewers of Channel 4what it is really like to complete the gruelling basic training ofthe Foreign Legion.Now, in Born Survivor which accompanies a brand neweight-part series for Channel 4, the world's ultimate survivorshows us how to stay alive in the most unforgiving conditions onEarth. From crossing piranha-infested rivers and finding fresh foodto building bush fires and fighting off grizzly bears - all mannerof survival techniques from our most dangerous environments arecovered. So, whether you find yourself stranded on a desert islandin the Pacific, lost in the Lake District, or stuck in the snow onGreenland, once you've read this book, you too will be able to beatthe elements and survive the wild.