Ambassador Bear Grylls Raises £1,000 for ‘M-eptember’

Adventurist and world-record holder Bear Grylls is such and amazing Angel Ambassador for Global Angels. He is always coming up with new ways to raise funds for our Water For Life campaign, such as paragliding over Mount Everest, commandeering a RIB through the treacherous North West Passage and pledging to donate the profits of his latest book to help those who desperately need it, providing safe drinking water. Bears most recent fundraising effort was just as amazing. Last week, he posted the above photo on his Twitter account, promising a £100 donation per best caption from his followers. The response …

Bear Grylls – Expedition Complete!

We are so happy to say that Bear Grylls and his team have completed their expedition of the Northwest Passage! During their journey they encountered many challenges; saving a man and his dog, and even discovering what could be a huge breakthrough in the mystery surrounding the Franklin doomed Northwest Passage expedition of the 1840’s! Bear and team have raised a huge amount for kids in Africa so far. Thank you so much to everyone who has helped them in their success, through donating online and by entering our competition to meet Bear! It’s been amazing to see you all …

Bear Grylls Northwest Passage Expedition Begins!

Bear Grylls and team have now set off on their Northwest Passage expedition this weekend! How exciting! They have reached Resolute Bay, one of the furthest outposts in the Arctic, and the must-pass-thru location for anyone attempting to reach the North Pole from Canada! Bear gave this update in his daily blog… “Summary is, we’re having a blast. Trip of a lifetime. Lots of joking and laughing, and then the occasional very serious moment which keeps us on alert all the time. Everyone is in great spirits. […] Tomorrow we’re departing early. Not at sunrise, because that’s pretty much right …

GKN sponsor Bear Grylls for Everest Mission, 2007

In 2007, on Monday May 14th, Bear Grylls teamed up with Giles Cardoza and, with the backing of the GKN Mission Everest team, flew over Everest by paramotor! This achievment led to Bear Grylls claiming the title of first man to fly over Mount Everest by powered paraglider. Bear and fellow pilot Giles took off from Everest base camp, situated at 14,500 feet in Nepal. Both had specially developed paramotors. At 28,000 feet, a fault in Giles’ machine ended his mission just 1,000 feet below the summit, forcing him to glide back to safety. Luckily, Bear was able to continue …