“Man vs. Wild” adventurer Bear Grylls injured in Antarctica adventure

December 7, 2008

(ChattahBox) — The Discovery Channel is reporting the star of their popular “Man vs. Wild” series, Bear Grylls, has been injured during an expedition in Antarctica. He was not filming for Discovery, but instead was taking part in an independent expedition when the accident occurred. Grylls was reportedly injured during the making of his latest daredevil documentary, a bid to scale an unnamed mountain after traveling across the Antarctic on jet-skis, a wind-powered kite-ski and an electric-powered para-glider.

Grylls damaged his shoulder in a life-threatening fall and was said to be in great pain from a serious fracture, which left the bone protruding from his body. Grylls is en route back home to Britain for medical treatment and assessment of the injury’s severity, according to Discovery. The airlift operation to get him out, itself cost an estimated $90,000,and was fraught with danger, as it meant flying into hostile conditions with temperatures plummeting to -35C and a landscape of 1,000ft ice cliffs with 700 miles of high altitude plateau.

The 34-year-old Grylls has hosted “Man vs. Wild,” on which he strands himself in remote locations to demonstrate survival techniques, since November 2006. The former British Special Forces member recently published “Man vs. Wild: Survival Techniques for the Most Dangerous Places on Earth.”


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