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Mud, Sweat and Tears

Mud, Sweat and Tears

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By (author) Bear Grylls

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  • Publisher: Channel 4 Books, a division of Transworld Publishers
  • Format: Paperback | 480 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 196mm x 34mm | 363g
  • Publication date: 26 April 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1905026498
  • ISBN 13: 9781905026494
  • Illustrations note: 3 x 8 pp colour photographs
  • Sales rank: 1,135

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Bear Grylls is a man who has always sought the ultimate in adventure. Growing up on the Isle of Wight, he was taught by his father to sail and climb at an early age. As a teenager he found identity and purpose through both mountaineering and martial arts, which led the young adventurer to the foothills of the mighty Himalaya and a grandmaster's karate training camp in Japan. On returning home, he embarked upon the notoriously gruelling selection course for the British Special Forces to join 21 SAS - a journey that was to push him to the very limits of physical and mental endurance. Then, in a horrific free-fall parachuting accident, Bear broke his back in three places. It was touch and go whether he would ever walk again. However, only eighteen months later Bear became one of the youngest ever climbers to scale Everest, aged only twenty-three. But this was just the beginning of his many extraordinary adventures...Known and admired by millions, Bear Grylls has survived where few would dare to go. Now, for the first time, Bear tells the story of his action-packed life. Gripping, moving and wildly exhilarating, "Mud, Sweat and Tears" is a must-read for adrenalin junkies and armchair adventurers alike.

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Bear Grylls' prime-time TV adventure series is one of the most watched shows on the planet, reaching an estimated 1.2 billion viewers in over 200 countries. Bear has authored eleven books and, as a former member of the UK Special Forces, was made an honorary Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Navy. He continues to lead record-breaking expeditions to the world's extremes, and these missions have raised over GBP1.5 million for children's charities. In 2009, Bear took over as the youngest ever Chief Scout to the Scouting Association, acting as the figurehead to 28 million Scouts around the globe. He lives with his wife, Shara, and their three sons, Jesse, Marmaduke and Huckleberry, on a Dutch barge in London and on a small remote island off the coast of Wales.

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By Kylie Collins 18 Jun 2013 4

After watching several of Man vs Wild episodes (which I may add are very entertaining), I will be honest in saying that I did not realise that there is so much more to Bear Grylls then the çrazy wilderness man'on the TV however upon reading this book, I am now aware of this. I started reading this book because I was waiting on a book order to arrive and had nothing else to read, am so glad that I did pick up this book as it was amazing. Bear Grylls is truly an inspiration !! The amount of things that he achieved in his years and is still working to achieve is just magnificent... He is an average man just like everyone else and portrays this so well in the book. It shows that everyone comes into brick walls within their life but the thing to remember is 'Do not give up !'and that is exactly what Bear has done with every obstacle he has faced. I finished this book with a new found respect for this man, highly recommend this book.

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"Men don't come much tougher than daredevil climber and adventurer, Bear Grylls" Sun "World-famous 'extreme adventurer' Bear Grylls had so far avoided telling his life story - until now. Well told, personable, fast-paced, and undoubtedly a fascinating read" Daily Telegraph