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Bear Grylls

Survivalist, Explorer, author, motivational speaker, television presenter... Bear Grylls is the embodiment of a life lived to the full after an Army career. 

In May 1998, at the age of 23, Grylls entered the Guinness Book of Records as the youngest Briton to summit Mount Everest, just 18 months after badly injuring his back.

He had spent 12 months in and out of military rehabilitation before being discharged and directing his efforts into getting well enough to fulfill his childhood dream of climbing Mount Everest.

According to his surgeon, Grylls came within a whisker of being paralysed for life and at first it was questionable whether he would ever be able to walk again.

That year he suffered a free-fall parachuting accident in Zambia. His canopy ripped at 16,000ft, causing him to land on his back and partially crush three vertebrae.

Grylls served in the British Army's part-time 21 SAS(R) for three years until 1996.

The former member of 21 Special Air Service (Reserves) has now together with Gerber developed survival tools for everyone from scouts on their first overnighter to seasoned adventurers exploring the backcountry. For survival in the elements, they have created a line of the toughest, most innovative knives and tools available. With just your hands, your head and your tools you can account for everything needed to stay alive in the wild.