Bear Grylls

Presenter of Man vs. Wild, Survival Expert & Former SAS Serviceman

  • Presented Man vs. Wild, Running Wild with Bear Grylls and The Island with Bear Grylls
  • Named the youngest Chief Scout of the UK and beyond
  • Embarked on expeditions including climbing Everest and paramotoring over the Himalayas
  • Completed the longest indoor freefall, setting a new Guinness World Record
  • Published Facing Up, Facing the Frozen Ocean and Born Survivor: Bear Grylls
  • Wrote an outdoor guide Bear Grylls Outdoor Adventures
  • Released three autobiographies, Mud, Sweat and Tears: The Autobiography, A Survival Guide for Life and True Grit
  • Published a children’s book series titled Mission Survival

Discover Bear Grylls’s biography of published work below.

A Survival Guide for Life
Facing Up
How To Stay Alive

When Bear Grylls is booked for webinars and virtual events, they are known to discuss the following speaking topics:

Operating Under Pressure
Going the Extra Mile
Survival Training

Star presenter of Man vs. Wild, Bear Grylls is the UK’s go-to survival expert. His regular appearances rocketed Bear to the dizzying heights of fame, earning him a world of loyal fans and a lifetime of anecdotes, which he retells virtual events. Including Running Wild with Bear Grylls and The Island with Bear Grylls, as well as his outdoor guide, Bear Grylls Outdoor Adventures, and other publications, he has earned a reputation for his bold, brave adventuring style. When booked for events, Bear inspires audiences with his determination and grit.

Debuting in 2006, Bear’s claim to fame is Man vs. Wild, an adventuring show that saw him face some of the world’s toughest climates. He went on host Worst Case Scenarios and Bear’s Wild Weekend, which has featured such celebrities as Miranda Hart and Jonathan Ross. He even joined forces with Former US President Barack Obama for an episode of Running Wild with Bear Grylls. Additional shows include Mission Survive and Bear Grylls Survival School, as well as his recent Amazon Prime series, World’s Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji, in 2020.

Aside from his media roles, Bear is also a determined adventurist, having summited Mount Everest in 1998, circumnavigated the UK in 2000 and crossed the North Atlantic in 2003. Taking his missions to the extreme, he has also hosted a dinner party 25,000 ft in the air, and reached one of the most remote unclimbed peaks in the world. These adventures and more are showcased in his Bear’s book, which includes Born Survivor: Bear Grylls and Mud, Sweat and Tears: The Autobiography, his debut autobiography.

Educated at the University of the West of England, Bear joined the British Army reserves following his graduation, as a trooper with 21 SAS. Specialising in survival, he later became an instructor, where he taught cadets the secrets of surviving some of the earth’s greatest challenges. Bear was later awarded the honorary rank of lieutenant commander in the Royal Naval Reserve and lieutenant colonel in the Royal Marines Reserve. A truly inspiring figure, Bear is the perfect virtual speaker for your teamwork or leadership-themed webinar.

Official Testimonials

Bear Grylls is regularly booked to engage audiences at virtual events, read their latest feedback below:

“Your keynote address in Greece was, once again, absolutely excellent and I even saw a couple of people in the audience wipe away a tear or two! It was a memorable speech and I certainly think that many of the delegates will have left Loutraki thinking about some of your messages.”

British Airways

“With trademark energy and enthusiasm, Bear scaled breath-taking new heights with BT Global Services’ virtual Sales Kick-Off, helping to empower an entire Banking & Finance division with true-grit determination to strike out for new horizons, ready to embrace failure and become more resilient to grow and succeed in these changing and uncertain times. Unleashed, Bear grappled with every discussion topic with charm, clarity, passion and good humour, inspiring his audience around the world to believe in themselves and go beyond limits. BT would like to thank Bear for well and truly taking this virtual event within sight of the summit.”

Kim Fitzsimmons, Head of Events at BT

To enquire about Bear Grylls for your next virtual event or webinar, simply contact The Online Speakers Agency via or call a booking agent on 0203 9317 391.