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