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You could drop him out of a helicopter with nothing more than the clothes on his back in the most austere conditions and Bear Grylls would make it out alive. It could be in the densest jungle in Malaysia or an arid scape in the Sahara, but Grylls' survival skills rival those of a meandering beast. As the host of a long-running reality show featuring his adventures, Grylls uses his military training, his daring and his preparedness to tackle each and every foreboding landscape this world can throw at him.
With a drive like his, who can blame. By the time he was 23-years-old, he had scaled Mt. Everest – fulfilling both a life time dream and landing a spot in the Guinness World Record Book as the youngest to accomplish that feat. One of the admirable things about his climb was that he did it 18 months after he suffered a parachute malfunction as part of his military service. The rehabilitation doctors believed that the three crushed vertebrae would seriously restrict his future walking - let alone mountaineering. They also said that he came within a whisker of being totally paralyzed. From Grylls standpoint, it was just a thing.
The accident wasn't going to stop a lifetime of dangerous adventures. Grylls has hosted a dinner party at 25,000 feet – black tie and gas mask required. He and some buddies decided that they wanted to cross the Atlantic in a Zodiac. He loves jetting around on those paramotor contraptions – once going over the top of the Himalayas. He and some adventurer friends scaled the highest peak in Antarctica – but the trip got interrupted with Grylls broke his shoulder kite skiing.
Grylls has hosted a Discovery Channel produced show called Man vs. Wild in the United States. The gist of the series was to measure his gumption when dropped off in some pretty hairy environments. Grylls would show his skills at cliff climbing, paragliding and parachuting survival techniques. To survive at times, he would have to wrap the t-shirt he just peed on around his head to stave off the desert heat. He would have to drink his own urine or wring fecal liquid in order to hold off dehydration. Then there are the parts where he would eat things. In all, you could drop him anywhere and he would survive.