Grylls' passion for the outdoors was forged during his childhood in the UK on the Isle of Wight where his late father taught him to climb and sail. Trained from a young age in martial arts, Grylls went on to spend three years as a soldier in the British Special Forces, serving with 21 SAS. Despite a free-fall parachuting accident in Africa where he broke his back in three places, Grylls went on to become one of the youngest climbers ever to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
Today, Grylls is perhaps best known for his international TV series "Man vs. Wild" (known as "Born Survivor" in the UK.), which has achieved a global audience of over 1.2 billion followers and author of his #1 best-selling book "Mud, Sweat and Tears.”
Grylls will make his Network TV debut this summer on NBC with his survival competition show “Get Out Alive”