At the age of twenty-three, Bear Grylls became the youngest Briton to reach the summit of Mount Everest. At extreme altitude youth holds no advantage over experience, and it is generally acknowledged that younger climbers have more difficulty coping with...
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At the age of twenty-three, Bear Grylls became the youngest Briton to reach the summit of Mount Everest. At extreme altitude youth holds no advantage over experience, and it is generally acknowledged that younger climbers have more difficulty coping with the adverse effects of mountaineering. Nevertheless, only two years after breaking his back in a freefall parachuting accident, Bear Grylls overcame severe weather conditions, fatigue, dehydration and a last-minute illness to stand on top of the world's highest mountain. Facing Up is the story of his adventure, his courage and humour, his friendship and faith.
'No one could fail to be gripped by his heartfelt excitement and emotion over what was the adventure of a lifetime.' Independent
'Bear's tale is by turns hilarious and horrific.' Daily Telegraph
'Written with refreshing humility, this is a briskly told account, not of conquering Everest, but of realizing its power.' Daily Mail
'A remarkable tale.' Daily Express
Bear Grylls's prime-time TV adventure series Man vs. Wild is one of the most watched shows on the planet, reaching an estimated 1.2 billion viewers in more than 180 countries. A former member of the UK Special Forces unit 21 SAS, he was made an honorary lieutenant commander in the Royal Navy. Bear is the youngest-ever Chief Scout of the Scouting Association and its 28 million Scouts around the globe. Bear continues to lead record-breaking expeditions to the world's extremes, and these missions have raised more than $2.3 million for children's charities. He lives with his wife, Shara, and thei