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  • Published: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781407054995
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 480
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Mud, Sweat and Tears




The extraordinary life story of the world's most intrepid young explorer

At 7.22am on May 26th 1998, Bear entered The Guinness Book of Records as the youngest, and one of only around thirty, British climbers to have successfully climbed Everest and returned alive. He was only 23 years old.

The actual ascent took Bear over ninety days of extreme weather, limited sleep and running out of oxygen deep inside the 'death zone' (above 26,000 feet). On the way down from his first reconnaissance climb, Bear was almost killed in a crevasse at 19,000 feet. The ice cracked and the ground disappeared beneath him, he was knocked unconscious and came to swinging on the end of a rope. His team-mate and that rope saved his life. The expedition was raising funds for the Rainbow Trust and Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital. Previously, in 1997, Bear had become the Youngest Briton to climb Mount Ama Dablam in the Himalayas (22,500 feet), a peak once described by Sir Edmund Hillary as unclimbable'.

Prior to the Everest Expedition, Bear, also a Karate Black Belt, spent three

  • Published: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781407054995
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 480
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About the author

Bear Grylls

Bear Grylls OBE has become known worldwide as one of the most recognized faces of survival and outdoor adventure. Trained as part of 21 SAS Regiment, Grylls went on to become one of the youngest climbers ever to reach the summit of Mount Everest. He then went on to star in seven seasons of the Discovery Channel’s Emmy Award-nominated Man vs. Wild TV series, which became one of the most watched shows on the planet, reaching an estimated 1.2 billion viewers. Since then he has gone on to host more extreme adventure TV shows across more global networks than anyone else in the world, including six seasons of the global hit Running Wild with Bear Grylls. His Running Wild guests have included President Obama, Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller, Roger Federer, Julia Roberts, Prime Minister Modi of India and many other stars. His autobiography, Mud Sweat and Tears, spent fifteen weeks at Number 1 on the Sunday Times bestseller list and he has written over ninety books, selling in excess of eighteen million copies worldwide. He is an Honorary Colonel to the Royal Marines Commandos, the youngest ever UK Chief Scout, and the first ever Chief Ambassador to the World Scout Organization, representing a global family of some fifty million Scouts.

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Men don't come much tougher than daredevil climber and adventurer, Bear Grylls

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