With an entry in The Guinness Book of Records as the Youngest Briton to climb Mount Everest, Bear Grylls is one of the best known motivational speakers on the international business circuit through his inspiring feats and hit television survival shows. Bear has won over even the toughest of audiences and has an extremely impressive list of references to his credit.
Expeditions and Adventures
In 2007, he became the first man to fly a powered paraglider to a height above Mount Everest in the Himalayas. Sponsored by GKN, the team raised over $1million in the process for Global Angels and children's charities worldwide. 2008 also saw Bear lead a small team to climb one of the most remote un-climbed peaks in the world in Antarctica. This was raising funds for Global Angels kids charity and awareness for the potential of alternative energies, a cause very close to Bear's heart. The expedition was using wind powered kite skiing, bio-ethanol powered jetskis, electric powered paragliders and good old footwork!