Jonny Bream

Former member of The Parachute Regiment, served around the world and on operational tours of Northern Ireland, Iraq, and was in the first main battle group into southern Afghanistan’s Helmand Province. Boxed for the paras and became the Army Feather weight Champion. Upon leaving the paras trained in tree surgery and became a professional tree climber, before joining the Bear Grylls Survival Academy. A keen survivalist willing to push boundaries in any location.

What was the path that lead you to today?

My wife bought me a BGSA instructors course and my life changed for the better. Action packed with great people and the kindest team of instructors

Who inspired you to do what you do?

My dad (who is my biggest fan) always telling me to 'get stuck in son'

What have been the biggest obstacles you have encountered?

The amount of people saying 'no you can't ' from one reason or the other.

Biggest triumphs?

Serving in The Parachute Regiment and having a good time.

What is the most important lesson life has taught you?

Be resilient....bad times only last for so long, the good aren't too far away.

What are the things that help you get through each adventure?

A strong sense of humour to help enjoy every moment, because time flies when you're having fun.

What scares you and how do you deal with fear?

I fear regret.....something could change in the blink of an eye so I take all opportunities that are presented to me and never look back.

Which adventure is most memorable?

Being the first main task force into Afghanistan’s Helmand Province. Survival situations are tough, but literally fighting for survival too, not to be forgotten in a hurry.

Who has been an unsung hero in your life?

My lovely 'Mrs', she keeps me grounded and in check, I can't thank her enough.

What's next for you?

Mount Kinabalu's Low's Gulley (the place of the dead), my grandfather went there as a young man and I'm drawn to it.

Do you have a motto you live by?

Always have a joke... I went to a seafood disco yesterday... I pulled a muscle!