Bear to bare all

South Waikato News - - ENTERTAINMENT -

He may have flown a pow­ered paraglider above Mount Ever­est, slept inside a camel car­cass and eaten yak eye­balls, but in­ter­na­tional ad­ven­turer Bear Grylls’ next act pet­ri­fies many – pub­lic speak­ing.

The famed ex­plorer will hold a se­ries of live shows, in­clud­ing Vec­tor Arena in Auck­land on De­cem­ber 2, where he will speak of his ad­ven­tures.

Fol­low­ing sell-out per­for­mances in Aus­tralia and Bri­tain, Grylls will present his live stage show in New Zealand in Novem­ber.

He is the star of the global hit tele­vi­sion show Man vs Wild and the au­thor of four­teen books, in­clud­ing the best­seller Mud Sweat and Tears.

Af­ter break­ing his back in three places in a parachut­ing ac­ci­dent, doc­tors doubted Grylls would walk again.

He fought his way to re­cov­ery, and two years later en­tered the Guin­ness Book of Records as one of the youngest climbers ever to sum­mit Mount Ever­est. He was only 23.

Since then he has led ex­pe­di­tions across the world, rais­ing mil­lions of dol­lars for chil­dren’s char­i­ties in the process.

Dur­ing the two-hour live show Grylls will share his ex­pe­ri­ences of sur­vival in some of the world’s tough­est jun­gles, moun­tains and deserts.

He will also share footage and sto­ries from his time with the SAS and the French For­eign Le­gion, and on Ever­est.

has a dou­ble pass worth $250 to give away. Just tell us how old Bear was when he climbed Mount Ever­est. Send with your name and contact de­tails to P O Box 89, Toko­roa 3444 or email swaikato.ed­i­tor@

STO­RIES FROM THE EDGE: In­ter­na­tional ad­ven­turer Bear Grylls will speak of his many ex­pe­ri­ences to a live au­di­ence at Vec­tor Arena.

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