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Mud, Sweat and Tears
Mud, Sweat and Tears

Mud, Sweat and Tears

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
Review by Juane on 5th August, 2011
5 stars "Great Man Great Book!"

Love Man vs. Wild and this book is fantastic

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
Review by Ruth on 2nd September, 2011
5 stars "Entertaining"

I got this book for my husband and he is really enjoing it. “Fun, interesting, entertaining and easy to read” – his words, not mine. This from a man who prefers to read cycling magazines! Has to be good eh-

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful:
Review by Mark on 11th January, 2012
5 stars "Awesomeness"

A really enjoyable book. If you enjoy watching him on tv you can't help but enjoy reading about the man himself. Lots of anecdotes from throughout his life so far and the sections about SAS training and Everest are rivetting. An easy quick read for adults but also very an interesting book for teenagers.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
Review by Anthony on 30th January, 2012
5 stars "Fan must read"

If u watch the series this is a must , a good insight into bears younger years and his life growing up before the fame



Release date NZ
May 26th, 2011
Gift Idea
  • For Teenage Boys
  • For Him
Dimensions (mm)
3 x 8pp colour sections
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Channel 4 Books, a division of Transworld Publishers
All-time sales rank
Top 2000
Buy this and earn 163 Banana Points
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At 7.22am on May 26th 1998, Bear entered The Guinness Book of Records as the youngest, and one of only around thirty, British climbers to have successfully climbed Everest and returned alive. He was only 23 years old.

The actual ascent took Bear over ninety days of extreme weather, limited sleep and running out of oxygen deep inside the 'death zone' (above 26,000 feet). On the way down from his first reconnaissance climb, Bear was almost killed in a crevasse at 19,000 feet. The ice cracked and the ground disappeared beneath him, he was knocked unconscious and came to swinging on the end of a rope. His team-mate and that rope saved his life. The expedition was raising funds for the Rainbow Trust and Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital.

Previously, in 1997, Bear had become the Youngest Briton to climb Mount Ama Dablam in the Himalayas (22,500 feet), a peak once described by Sir Edmund Hillary as unclimbable'.
Prior to the Everest Expedition, Bear, also a Karate Black Belt, spent three years with the British Special Air Service (21 SAS). What makes his story even more remarkable is that during this time he suffered a free-fall parachuting accident in Africa where he broke his back in three places. After months and months of rehabilitation, focusing always on his childhood dream of Everest, he slowly became strong enough to attempt the ultimate ascent of the world's highest peak.

These and many other incredible tales of Bear's life are bought together by Bear for the first time in this, his autobiography.

Author Biography

Bear Grylls served for three years with the British Special Forces (21 SAS). He is a world record-breaking adventurer, bestselling author and one of the world's most sought-after motivational speakers. Bear's prime-time TV adventure series, Born Survivor, is one of the most watched shows on the planet and reaches an estimated 1.2 billion viewers in over 150 countries. He recently took over the position of UK's Chief Scout to the Scouting Association, and is the figurehead of 28 million Scouts. 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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