12 Interesting Facts About The Adventurer Bear Grylls


2. Back Breaking Dives

Back Breaking Dives

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During his time in the SAS, Bear Grylls had to complete a skydive which did not end so well. His parachute ripped at an altitude of 16,000 feet. He managed to crush three vertebrae as he landed and was severely close to severing his spinal cord. This means that he was within a very short margin for being paralyzed for life.

He managed to recover quickly as a year and a half later he had scaled Everest. An extraordinary recovery from such a traumatic and severe crash. He now serves as a honorary colonel in the Royal Marine Commandos and as a honorary lieutenant commander in the Royal Navy Reserve.


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