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  • Today Show (11/10/2011): Inside snow cave, Matt eats grubs with Bear

    Where’s Matt? In Switzerland, touching the sky The anchor was practically on top of the globe, 11,745 feet above sea level, at a unique facility in the Swiss Alps where the air is thin and the views are endless.  

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  • GROW A PAIR – LIKE BEAR (Mens Health – 10/18/2011)

    TWO HUNDRED FEET UP, with the waters of the English Channel lapping below, Bear Grylls wants to know how I am with heights. We’re strapped into harnesses and standing on a chalk cliff at the Isle of Wight’s westernmost tip. In 5 minutes we’ll rappel down the cliff—part of a formation, called the Needles, that juts out like shark teeth—and now he asks? I allow that heights may possibly rattle my nerves. “Fear is normal,” he says, surely not for the first time. “It’s a tool that sharpens us for what we need to do.” The idea is that I’ll […]

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  • The ‘Man vs. Wild’ star likes his TV on the TV and his words in print, but don’t touch his iPad (Adweek – 09/09/2011)

    What’s the first information you consume in the morning? We own a little island off the Welsh coast, and when I’m up here, I don’t have a computer or anything, but there’s a 3G booster. In the morning, I click on my iPad and look through my emails. Then [my wife] Shara wrestles the iPad off me to see what’s in the newspapers online—she loves all the gossipy stuff. What do you read or watch or listen to at the breakfast table? I might continue with a few emails if I’ve got a lot of those, but I tend to […]

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  • Bear Grylls back in risky business (LA TIMES – 07/17/2011)

    By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times July 17, 2011 Bear Grylls, star of “Man vs. Wild,” has done plenty of shocking things during the nearly five-year run of the worst-case-scenario survival show. He ate a raw zebra carcass. Escaped from quicksand. He even gave himself an enema on a raft in the middle of the ocean.But during the sixth season of the show, new episodes of which began airing last week, Grylls will do something unprecedented: He’ll cry. Ironically, it wasn’t an event that occurred organically in nature that shook the outdoorsman. Grylls, attempting to re-create a storm in northern […]

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  • GQ&A: Bear Grylls (GQ – 06/27/2011)

    “You don’t often see Bear Grylls in a suit,” jokes the survival expert with a sheepish grin. It’s early evening in the screening room of London’s Mayfair Hotel, and the oft-grubby adventurer has just introduced the latest episode of Born Survivor, his Discovery Channel series that has been seen by an estimated one billion people worldwide. Which means that a billion people have seen Bear Grylls sleep inside animal carcasses, traverse the world’s toughest terrain, and – most famously – drink his own urine. But is he tough enough to survive our GQ&A covering Cameron Diaz, beating Everest and his best barbecue […]

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  • The Hemi Q&A: Bear Grylls (Hemispheres – 05/01/2011)

    The daredevil host of Man vs. Wild has run from hungry beasts, eaten unspeakable things and diligently courted peril every week for the enjoyment of couch-bound TV viewers. Is he nuts? EVEN THE MOST SEDENTARY among us have occasionally go en into a situation that was a li le over our heads: the quiet Sunday sail in the bay overtaken by a storm, the li le hike that becomes a lot more complicated when darkness falls earlier than anticipated. The only thing more memorable than that sudden realization that we are in a bind is the feeling of relief once we […]

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  • I’m a Runner: Bear Grylls (Runner’s World – (05/01/2011)

    The sixth season of Man vs. Wild tests Grylls’s survival skills in remote areas of Arizona, Scotland, and Borneo. How did you get started running? In the military. In the British Special Air Service, combat fitness is all about running. We would go until we ended up vomiting on the side of the road. Once I left the military, I gave up running for a while. It took me a while to realize it doesn’t have to be like that. Running can be a great therapeutic way of training. These days I push myself hard, but I also slow down and take […]

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  • Into the Mild (MAXIM – 12/01/2010)

    You don’t seem like a bubble bath guy. When I come home from a long journey, the first thing I do is take a nice hot bubble bath with my three little boys. It’s what keeps me motivated out there, helps me get out of those places in one piece. I suppose you can’t get that fix in the wild. Well, there’s white water–but that’s one of the few things I’ve learned to be ultra-cautious with. That and saltwater crocodiles. This is a nice antidote, to get into a lot of white bubbles that aren’t dangerous. What’s the worst place […]

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  • Bear Grylls Plays Dirty (Outside Magazine – 05/01/2010)

    How does a guy go from hardcore adventurer to (mega-famous) television hero without losing his head? By playing himself. “Where are you? The dogs are here.” It’s the Discovery Channel PR handler, calling from the set in downtown Los Angeles. “Stuck in traffic,” I say. “These storms got everything backed up.” I’ve got to hurry—the dogs are about to attack! It’s a dreary day in early February, and I’m just barely crawling along the freeway, creeping past one ugly accident after another. The latest in a series of El Niño storms is turning the L.A. foothills to mud, and now whole […]

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  • The Bear Grylls Survival Manual (Mens Journal – 04/06/09)

    It’s rough out there, so who better to teach us how to endure – and thrive – than TV’s best-known survivalist? Disclaimer: We don’t recommend a diet of raw snakes and goat As the superfit daredevil host of the Discovery Channel’s hit show Man vs. Wild, Bear Grylls has run Class V rapids in the lower Zambezi (without a raft); plunged naked beneath the ice of a frozen lake in Siberia; twisted and shimmied out of quicksand in Utah; evaded alligators on a slog through the Everglades; and, most famously, eaten a vast array of utterly repulsive vermin he has […]

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  • Sexy A-Z: From Adventurer to Zoologist, These Guys Fit the Sexy Man Formula to the Letter (People – 12/01/2008)

    A … is for Adventurer BEAR GRYLLS From wrangling snakes to escaping quicksand, the Man vs. Wild star is up for tackling any challenge nature throws at him. (READ MORE)

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  • Man Vs. Wild’s Bear Grylls: Force of Nature (People – 12/03/2007)

    He’s paraglided over the Himalayas, escaped from quicksand and snacked on a still-wriggling snake. But a few months ago, Bear Grylls finally met up with a challenge he couldn’t handle. “This nomadic tribe in the Sahara offered me raw goat testicles,” says Grylls, 33, the star of the Discovery Channel’s survival series Man vs. Wild. “As an honored guest, I ate one. It’s just everything you’d imagine. It was the first time I’ve vomited on the series.” Just another hazard of Grylls’ gig as the MacGyver of the wild. In the series, whose third season premiered Nov. 9, he hurls himself […]

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