Following the award winning success of series one, Bear Grylls Mission Survive returns; in which seven celebrities are dropped into one of the most dangerous wildernesses on the entire planet - the South African bush. They will embark on a 12 day epic mission like no other. Only the courageous will survive this brutal expedition to the very end. They must trek over treacherous mountains, find and eat wild food, build shelter and make fire as they navigate their way to the coastline and safety.
The adventurer and all-round action man looks back on his life, and a career that has seen him perform all manner of extreme survival challenges, including drinking his own urine, eating a goat's testicles and sleeping inside a dead camel. Grylls talks candidly about his upset at being sent to boarding school at a young age and his time spent serving in the SAS, and tells of his climb to the summit of Mount Everest aged just 23. He also discusses a parachuting incident in 1996 that came close to leaving him paralysed and his career ruined, and takes the opportunity to address allegations of fakery that have followed him throughout his career in television.
In this four-part series adventurer and explorer Bear Grylls sets off for the Sahara Desert to find out. Along with 11 other volunteers, from ex-criminals to struggling businessmen, Bear puts himself through a month’s brutal training at an ex-Legion fort in the Western Sahara that is designed to replicate the rigours of the Legion’s own basic training, one of the most hardcore and agonising physical and mental challenges known to man.
While the lead-up to the "Everest Live Jump" saw the biggest loss of life in Mount Everest history, the Bear Grylls special on the mountain, "Man vs. Everest," makes it clear that this is neither the first evidence of death or insanity on the world's tallest mountain. Who does Bear Grylls profile in the special?
Adventurer and successful Everest climber Bear Grylls tells stories of the hardcore adventurers for whom simply conquering Everest is not enough; these trailblazers push the boundaries to be the first to ski down, fly over or climb Everest.