|Written by Bill Hanks|
The Discovery Channel is always interesting to watch. You learn so many things about life and nature. It is exactly like a science classroom on television. One of the shows is called "Man vs. Wild." It's star is a guy that is named Bear Grylis. his article takes a look at the program and it's star. It will also show you how to appreciate the program.
"Man vs Wild" is set up to show you how to survive in the wild. Not that it will ever happen to any of us, it is good to have survival skills and knowledge. From time to time, individuals are thrust into the environment with absolutely nothing.
Bear Grylis served for three yeas in the British Special forces. During his third year, he broke his back in three places. At the age of 23, he became the youngest Briton to ever scale Mt. Everest. At 19,000 feet he fell into a crevasse and survived.
In 2003, he took a team across the North Atlantic Artic Ocean in a small open rigid boat. Surviving cold weather and icebergs, Bear raised money for the "Prince's Trust Fund." The event was filmed and made into a documentary.
Then, in 2005, he and 11 other individuals was filmed surviving in the desert with the Foreign Legion. This documentary was filmed in the Sahara Desert for the Discovery Channel.
2007 was a banner year for Bear. He became the first person to use a para-glider to sail above Everest. By doing so, he raised over one million dollars for the Global Angels Charity. That charity serves the poorest children in the World.
Bear loves doing shows for the Discovery Channel. He continues to accept challenges that place him in harms way. He is constantly learning and demonstrating survival strategies.
When you watch his show "Man vs Wild," try to put yourself in the situation that he shows. That way you will get an appreciation for the art of survival.