Books

A Survival Guide for Life

Bear Grylls

Life in the wild teaches us invaluable lessons. Extreme situations force us to seize opportunities, face up to dangers and rely on our instincts. But living a purpose-driven, impactful life can be an even greater challenge...

In A Survival Guide for Life, Bear Grylls shares the hard-earned lessons he’s learned from some of the harshest environments on earth.

How do you keep going when all the odds are stacked against you?
How can you inspire a team to follow you in spite of obvious danger?
What are the most important skills to learn if you really want to achieve your maximum potential?

Bear’s instantly inspiring tales from his adventures in all four corners of the globe include his personal life lessons you will never forget. We’re all capable of living life more boldly and of having more fun along the way. Here’s to your own great adventure!

Fuel for Life

Bear Grylls

*Achieve maximum health with Bear's amazing dairy, wheat and sugar-free recipes and ultimate 8-week eating plan*

In Fuel for Life, Bear Grylls introduces his revolutionary approach to nutrition and teaches you what to eat to ensure your body is performing at its best. But if you think nutrition means boring, complicated and tasteless meals, think again. Because Bear shows how cheesecake, pizza and burgers can be made ultra-healthy and ultra-delicious!

Packed with comprehensive advice on ingredients, Bear's book dispels many common nutritional myths and includes over 70 simple, mouth-watering recipes. Bear's encouraging and practical guidance will motivate you to try new foods and to think differently about the way you eat.

Free from wheat, gluten, dairy and refined sugar, this is delicious, natural and wholesome food that you and your body will love. Fuel for Life will help you feel healthier, happier, stronger and more energized, and will your nourish your body for maximum success and long-term health.

Extreme Food - What to eat when your life depends on it...

Bear Grylls

“There’s no getting away from it; I’ve eaten some pretty extreme things in my time – live tarantulas, raw goat testicles, elephant dung, you name it. In a situation when your life depends on it, you need to put your prejudices aside to keep your stomach filled and your strength up.

Whether it’s mastering the art of foraging and cooking up a tasty feast around the campfire or learning about the more extreme end of wild food (ever tried a scorpion kebab?), there’s a lot to learn when it comes to dinner time in the wild. This book will teach you all the necessary skills and techniques to get your teeth into meals you might never have thought of as food in the first place – and, crucially, how to recognize plants and animals that might end up doing you more harm than good.

In today’s world, we rarely need to venture beyond the local supermarket and we turn our noses up at the thought of snacking on bugs and grubs. But out in the wild, Mother Nature has provided us with a plentiful supply of nutritious – if not always delicious – food for the taking. And when needs must, we just have to know where to look.

Some of it might take you out of your comfort zone. Some of it might turn your stomach. But it’s saved my life more than once. And one day, it might save yours . . .”

Mission Survival 8: Lair of the Leopard

Bear Grylls

When teen adventurer Beck Granger finds himself stranded on a Himalayan mountainside, he has to draw on all his strength and skill to survive.

After death-defying climbing and sheltering in some of the hardest terrain on earth, Beck also has to somehow make it through bear attacks and flash floods. But the biggest challenge of all is still ahead…

Can Beck finally learn the truth about his parents’ deaths and bring their killers to justice?

Mission Survival 7: Rage of the Rhino

Bear Grylls

Young adventurer Beck Granger is invited to South Africa by an old friend of his parents' to help out on a project to prevent rhino poaching. But when he arrives all is not as it seems, and Beck is caught up in something more dangerous than anything he's ever survived before . . .

Not only are there the poachers to contend with, but somebody seems desperate to track Beck down - whatever the cost. And then there are the hundreds of wild animals . . .

True Grit Junior Edition

Bear Grylls

Who are the people that inspired Bear Grylls to become one of the world's toughest adventurers?

From famous explorers whose never-say-die attitude led them to achieve astonishing feats, to everyday people unexpectedly caught up in life-threatening situations, True Grit is a collection of some of the toughest feats of survival ever accomplished. Learn what it takes to make it through alive in some of the planet's most dangerous locations from these exciting tales of death-defying resilience.

Abridged for younger readers.

True Grit

Bear Grylls

Bear Grylls knows what it takes to survive. But he’s not the first.

Take the American bombardier Louis Zamperini, who survived 47 days stranded at sea by catching and killing hungry sharks and drinking the warm blood of albatrosses — only to be captured by the Japanese and horrifically tortured for years in their most brutal POW camps…

Or Marcus Luttrell, a Navy SEAL who single-handedly took on a Taliban regiment before dragging his bleeding, bullet-ridden body for days through the harsh mountains of Afghanistan…

Or Nando Parrado, one of the survivors of a horrific air-crash high in the ice-bound Andes, who only lived because he was willing to eat the flesh of his dead companions…

In this gripping new book, Bear tells the stories of the adventurers, explorers, soldiers and spies whose refusal to quit in the most extreme situations has inspired him throughout his life. Some of them make uncomfortable reading – survival is rarely pretty. But all of them are tales of eye-watering bravery, death-defying resilience and extraordinary mental toughness by men and women who have one thing in common: true grit.

Your Life - Train For It

Bear Grylls

Bear Grylls is fitter, stronger and readier than ever to take on the challenges of the wild, thanks to a revolutionary new fitness program. And at the heart of Bear’s personal training regime are fast-paced, dynamic workouts that can be done anywhere by anyone – men and women, young and old – in just 30 minutes or less!

Select your workout: choose from Kettlebell Resistance training, Bodyweight workouts or Primal Power stretch sessions. Try one of Bear’s epic Hero workouts for his ultimate challenge of all three disciplines combined ...

Learn the moves: select your express workout based on the time you have available – be it 3 minutes or 30 – and then, as Bear says, ‘It’s time to get BG fit!’

Train hard but eat natural: follow Bear’s simple and straightforward advice on fueling your body for maximum success and sustained health benefits.

Train more efficiently with fast and achievable results – a fitter, stronger, healthier you is just around the corner. Go on, it’s your life – train for it!

Mission Survival 6: Strike of the Shark

Bear Grylls

A gripping adventure story from Bear Grylls, packed with real survival details and dangers at every turn!

When Beck Granger is ship-wrecked in the open seas, he needs all of his survival skills to save a small group of passengers.

But the sinking was no accident. In order to stay alive, he’ll have to work out who wants him dead, and why.

That is, if the sharks don’t get him first . . .

Mission Survival 5: Claws of the Crocodile

Bear Grylls

A gripping Australian adventure story from Bear Grylls, packed with real survival details and dangers at every turn!

When Beck Granger follows a mysterious clue to the town of Broome in Northern Australia, it is just the beginning of an adventure that will force him into some of his toughest survival challenges yet!

The search for clues takes Beck into the heart of the Outback, where he must battle raging storms, ravenous crocodiles, cunning villains and a secret that may link back to the death of his parents many years ago . . .

Climbing Everest

Bear Grylls

Released to coincide with the 60th Anniversary of the first ever ascent of Mount Everest and updated with a new introduction from Bear Grylls.

On the 29th May 1953 Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay made history as they took their first triumphant steps on the top of the world.

On 16 May 1998, Bear Grylls followed those same footsteps, achieving a childhood dream and entering the Guinness Book of Records, as the youngest Briton, at 23, to summit Mount Everest.

Taken from his bestselling autobiography, Mud, Sweat and Tears, Climbing Everest tells the gripping story of Bear’s gruelling expedition, one which tested him to his very limits and nearly cost him his life.

Mud, Sweat and Tears Junior Edition

Bear Grylls

How did Bear Grylls become one of the world's toughest adventurers?

This is the thrilling story of everyone's favourite real-life action man - from secret childhood missions to climb the town's school buildings and steeples, to starring in his own global TV series and becoming Chief Scout to the Scouting Association.

Known and admired by millions, Bear Grylls has survived in dangerous environments few would dare to visit. Find out what it's like to take on mountaineering, martial arts, parachuting, life in the SAS - and all that nature can throw at you!

Abridged for younger readers.

Mud, Sweat and Tears

Bear Grylls

Bear Grylls is a man who has always sought the ultimate in adventure. Growing up on the Isle of Wight, he was taught by his father to sail and climb at an early age. As a teenager he found identity and purpose through both mountaineering and martial arts, which led the young adventurer to the foothills of the mighty Himalaya and a grandmaster's karate training camp in Japan.

On returning home, he embarked upon the notoriously gruelling selection course for the British Special Forces to join 21 SAS - a journey that was to push him to the very limits of physical and mental endurance.

Then, in a horrific free-fall parachuting accident, Bear broke his back in three places. It was touch and go whether he would ever walk again. However, only eighteen months later Bear became one of the youngest ever climbers to scale Everest, aged only twenty-three. But this was just the beginning of his many extraordinary adventures . . .

Known and admired by millions, Bear Grylls has survived where few would dare to go. Now, for the first time, Bear tells the story of his action-packed life. Gripping, moving and wildly exhilarating, Mud, Sweat and Tears is a must-read for adrenalin junkies and armchair adventurers alike.

Living Wild

Bear Grylls

The complete guide to living in the wild from the ultimate survival expert

In this essential guide to living wild, Bear Grylls reveals the secrets of his years of fieldcraft experience. This is the information you really need to know about living in the field from the man who has passed 21 SAS selection, climbed Everest and survived in some of the most inhospitable regions on Earth. In his inimitable style, Bear has thrown out everything that's boring about scouting and fieldcraft and concentrated only on what's exciting, inspirational and a little bit edgy.

It's all here, from mastering the art of making the perfect campfire and constructing the best camp, to navigating safely through all terrains in all weathers - with or without a map...The only other thing you'll need is this book!

Bear Grylls served for three years with the British Special Forces - 21 SAS. He is a world-record-breaking adventurer, a bestselling author and one of the world's most sought-after motivational speakers. Bear's prime-time adventure tv series reaches over a bilion viewers worldwide in over 150 countries. He was recently awarded an honorary commission as a Lieutenant-Commander in the Royal Navy for his endeavours with both adventure and charity. He is married to Shara and they have three sons, Jesse, Marmaduke and Huckleberry.

Mission Survival 4: Tracks of the Tiger

Bear Grylls

MISSION: Survival
LOCATION: The Indonesian jungle
DANGERS: Lava flows; fearsome tigers; orang-utans

Young survival expert Beck Granger is supposed to be enjoying a holiday. But when a volcano erupts he is stranded and must flee from red-hot lava and molten rocks crashing out of the sky.

If he is to stay alive, he must make his way acrossthe jungle to safety – travelling right through the heart of tiger territory . . .

The fourth book in an explosive adventure series from real-life survival expert BEAR GRYLLS.

Mission Survival 3: Sands of the Scorpion

Bear Grylls

Mission: Survival
Location : The Sahara Desert
Dangers : Diamond smugglers; heatstroke; scorpions

After being forced to parachute out of a smugglers’ plane, teenage adventurer Beck Granger is about to face his toughest survival challenge yet – the Sahara Desert. Blistering sun, shifting sand dunes, and no water for hundreds of miles . . .

Can he survive the heat and make it out alive?

Bear Grylls Great Outdoor Adventures

Bear Grylls

Do you long for adventure without being quite sure how to find it?
Do you want to sleep under the stars and experience the wonders of the natural world?

More of us than ever are spending weekends and holidays climbing mountains, surfing waves or simply walking in the wilderness, as well as indulging in many other more extreme activities. But how can we use our time out in the open to the full?

Now, Bear Grylls, one of the most intrepid survival adventurers of our day, shares his years of experience of the world's most extreme terrain to help you get the most from the great outdoors.

So, if you've always been intrigued by kite surfing, now's the time to learn how to do it! Find out how to make a tree house, or what dangers to watch out for when you're skiing or paragliding. And if you're planning a hike, discover how to navigate across the hills without ever getting lost and what to pack in your rucksack to keep you safe.

Whether you're a novice mountaineer looking to graduate from the climbing wall to real rocks, or a weekend camper in search of a little more adventure, this is the book for you.

Mission Survival 2: Way of the Wolf

Bear Grylls

MISSION: SURVIVAL
LOCATION: The Alaskan mountains
DANGERS: Blizzards; grizzly bears; white-water rapids

A fatal plane crash. A frozen wilderness. The world’s youngest survival expert is in trouble again . . .

Beck Granger must find help across the mountains – but even if he survives the deadly cold, can he escape the hungry wolf that is on his trail?

The second book in an explosive adventure series from real-life survival expert BEAR GRYLLS

Mission Survival 1: Gold of the Gods

Bear Grylls

The first book in an explosive adventure series from real-life survival expert BEAR GRYLLS

Mission: Survival
Location: The Colombian Jungle
Dangers: Snakes; starvation; howler monkeys

Beck Granger is lost in the jungle with no food, no compass, and no hope of rescue.

But Beck is no ordinary teenager - he's the world's youngest survival expert. If anyone can make it out alive, he can.

Born Survivor: Bear Grylls

Bear Grylls

Bear Grylls is no stranger to extremes. During a three-year stint in the SAS he was involved in a horrific parachuting accident in Africa and broke his back in three places. Months of rehabilitation followed but, never losing sight of his childhood dream of climbing Everest, Bear went on to become the youngest Briton ever to reach the summit and survive. It was a close-run thing, however, as during the descent he was almost killed in a crevasse, his life saved only by his team-mate and a rope. In 2003 Bear completed another world-record-breaking expedition, leading his team through freezing spray and icebergs across the North Atlantic Ocean in a small inflatable boat. More drama followed as Bear, a karate black belt, set out to show the viewers of Channel 4 what it is really like to complete the gruelling basic training of the Foreign Legion.

Now, in Born Survivor which accompanies a brand new eight-part series for Channel 4, the world's ultimate survivor shows us how to stay alive in the most unforgiving conditions on Earth. From crossing piranha-infested rivers and finding fresh food to building bush fires and fighting off grizzly bears - all manner of survival techniques from our most dangerous environments are covered. So, whether you find yourself stranded on a desert island in the Pacific, lost in the Lake District, or stuck in the snow on Greenland, once you've read this book, you too will be able to beat the elements and survive the wild.

Bear Grylls

Biography

Bear Grylls' prime-time TV adventure series are some of the most watched shows on the planet, reaching an estimated 1.2 billion viewers in over 200 countries. Bear is the host of ITV's Mission Survive and Channel 4's BAFTA winning The Island with Bear Grylls. He is the author of eighteen books, including the international number one bestseller Mud, Sweat and Tears. 

He originally served as a Trooper with 21 SAS, and subsequently led many record-breaking expeditions to the world's extremes, raising millions of pounds for children's charities. In recognition of this Bear was made an honorary Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Navy as well as a Colonel in the elite Royal Marines Commandos. He is also currently the youngest ever Chief Scout and an inspirational figure to the 40-million-strong youth movement.

Thanks to revolutionizing his diet, Bear is at the peak of his mental and physical health - as befits doing one of the most demanding adventure 'jobs' on the planet.