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Old 23-02-2015, 12:33 AM   #71
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Bear Grylls Allergic to Bees ..
Grylls grew up in Donaghadee in County Down, Northern Ireland, until the age of four when his family moved to Bembridge on the Isle of Wight.. He is the son of the Conservative party politician Sir Michael Grylls and Lady Sarah Grylls.. Lady Grylls was the daughter of Patricia Ford, briefly an Ulster Unionist Party MP, and cricketer and businessman Neville Ford.. Grylls has one sibling, an elder sister, Lara Fawcett, a cardio-tennis coach, who gave him the nickname 'Bear' when he was a week old..Grylls was educated at Eaton House, Ludgrove School and Eton College, where he helped start its first mountaineering club,and Birkbeck, University of London, where he graduated with a degree, obtained part-time, in Hispanic studies in 2002.. He also graduated from the University of West of England..From an early age, he learned to climb and sail with his father, who was a member of the prestigious Royal Yacht Squadron.. As a teenager, he learned to skydive and earned a second dan black belt in Shotokan karate..At age 8 he became a Cub Scout..He speaks English, Spanish, and French.. Grylls is a Christian, describing his faith as the "backbone" in his life...

After leaving school, Grylls briefly considered joining the Indian Army and hiked in the Himalayan mountains of Sikkim and West Bengal.. Eventually, Grylls joined the Territorial Army and, after passing selection, served as a reservist with the SAS in 21 SAS Regiment (Artists)-(Reserve), for 3 years until 1997..In 96, he suffered a freefall parachuting accident in Zambia. His canopy ripped at 4,900 metres (16,000 ft), partially opening, causing him to fall and land on his parachute pack on his back, which partially crushed 3 vertebrae.. Grylls later said: "I should have cut the main parachute and gone to the reserve but thought there was time to resolve the problem".. According to his surgeon, Grylls came "within a whisker" of being paralysed for life and at first it was questionable whether he would ever walk again.. Grylls spent the next 12 months in and out of military rehabilitation at Headley Court before being discharged from his medical treatment and directing his efforts into trying to get well enough to fulfil his childhood dream of climbing Mount Everest..

In 2004, Grylls was previously awarded the honorary rank of lieutenant commander in the Royal Naval Reserve; and in 2013 he was awarded the honorary rank of lieutenant colonel in the Royal Marines Reserve..On 16 May 1998, Grylls achieved his childhood dream climbed to the summit of Mount Everest, 18 months after breaking 3 vertebrae in a parachuting accident.. At 23, he was at the time among the youngest people to have achieved this feat..There is some controversy around whether he was, as claimed, the youngest Briton to have done so, as he was preceded by James Allen—an Australian climber with dual British citizenship who reached the summit in 95 at age 22..To prepare for climbing at such high altitudes in the Himalayas, in 97, Grylls became the youngest Briton to climb Ama Dablam, a peak once described by Sir Edmund Hillary as "unclimbable"..Ama Dablam means "Mother's necklace"; the long ridges on each side like the arms of a mother (ama) protecting her child, and the hanging glacier thought of as the dablam, the traditional double-pendant containing pictures of the gods, worn by Sherpa women..

The classic view from the southwest..

The Chief Scout is the leader of The Scout Association, and is responsible for determining the direction and policies of Scouting in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Crown Overseas Territories.. Bear Grylls is the current Chief Scout after replacing Peter Duncan..There is a team of Commissioners who are responsible for the Scouting programme in their respective divisions..The Scout Association is divided into 4 mainland national groupings: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland..The Groups are the local organisations for Scouting, and are the direct descendants of the original Scout Patrols.. Groups can consist of one or more Beaver Colonies, Cub Packs, and Scout Troops and may also have one or more Scout Active Support Units, or an Explorer Scout Unit attached to it..Some Scout Groups belong to separate branches of the scouting programme called Air Scouts and Sea Scouts..There are a variety of different positions, ranks and roles that exist for adults.. The highest roles in the association are the honorary positions of Patron and President which is taken by the Head of State and a member of the Royal Family respectively, currently Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Kent..The Scout Promise is made by all members of The Scout Association from the Scout section upwards, including Leaders:

On my honour, I promise that I will do my best,
To do my duty to God and to the Queen,
To help other people,
And to keep the Scout Law..

Grylls hosts a series titled Born Survivor: Bear Grylls for the British Channel 4 and broadcast as Man vs. Wild in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, and the U.S.A., and as Ultimate Survival on the Discovery Channel in Europe, Asia, and Africa. The series features Grylls dropped into inhospitable places, showing viewers how to survive. Man vs. Wild debuted in 2006, and its success led it to lasting se7en seasons over 5 years..Grylls also regales the viewer with tales of adventurers stranded or killed in the wilderness..The show caused controversy after a programme consultant revealed that Grylls actually stayed in a motel on some nights – including an episode in Hawaii in which Grylls was ostensibly stranded on a deserted island – and that certain scenes were staged for him.. In one example, Grylls was portrayed lassoing a wild mustang in the Sierra Nevada, but it was claimed that this was in fact a tame animal from a nearby pony-trekking centre.. Grylls subsequently apologized to viewers who might have felt misled..In 2011, Grylls was in New Zealand during the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake..Following the incident, he appeared on New Zealand advertisements encouraging people to donate money to help rebuild the city..Grylls continued his fund-raising work for Global Angels by undertaking an expedition through the Northwest Passage... should have requested an audience with him to discuss these important matters of the world.. My experience of such things is limited..You have a clever mind..Think of a solution...
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