Sunday, December 07, 2008

Man=0, Wild=1

'Shock and agony': Dangerous airlift rescue for injured explorer Bear Grylls after Antarctic fall

By Laura Collins
Last updated at 3:06 PM on 07th December 2008

Daredevil SAS man-turned-explorer Bear Grylls was being airlifted to the UK after being badly injured while on an independent expedition in Antarctica.

The 34-year-old adventurer broke his shoulder in a life-threatening fall and was said to be in ‘shock and agony’ from a serious fracture which left the bone protruding from his body.

The accident happened at 11pm British time on Friday, and Bear’s insurance company arranged for his evacuation by air ambulance for urgent medical treatment, at an estimated cost of £60,000.

Daredevil: Bear Grylls broke his shoulder

Daredevil: Bear Grylls broke his shoulder

Bear was injured during the making of his latest daredevil documentary, a bid to scale an unnamed mountain after travelling across the Antarctic on jet-skis, a wind-powered kite-ski and an electric-powered para-glider.

The aim of the expedition, which was not part of filming for the Discovery Channel, was to promote alternative energy and bioethanol as a source of power, as well as raising funds for the children’s charity Global Angels.

If successful, Bear and his team of four had planned to name the 9,000ft peak. But it is uncertain if the bid will now be possible, though Bear is reportedly determined to return to Antarctica.

The airlift operation itself 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.

:Original Article here:

8 comments:

Shelly Fire said...

what a pussy

Justin Fox said...

No doubt, more like Bitch Grylls if you ask me.

Survivorman > Man vs Wild.

Jeff said...

Bear Grylls can beat up Chuck Norris.

Jeff said...

But I agree, Survivorman is >.

B-dog said...

I like Bear-leave him alone! You can talk shit when you go do what he does and come out alive and unscathed.

pw said...

First Fox's finger, then Bear's shoulder. Definite signs of I'd like a few days-off-of-work apocalypse. I'm pretty sure Chuck Norris was at all these places, just that Fox and Bear couldn't snap pictures with their injuries. Pretty sure Chuck did, has their pictures posted on his website.

Justin Fox said...

I thought Bear was pretty legit for a long time, until the whole staying in hotels and paying engineers to build his escape raft incident. I agree he does crazy shit that I wouldn't do (biting the head off a live snake) but he's totally Les Stroud's bitch. Have you noticed since he got called out he has a disclaimer at the beginning and specifically states when people are helping him?

Shelly Fire said...

Did you ever notice that he's not American?


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