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TV star enthrals students with survival stories

PUBLISHED: 12:33 16 July 2009 | UPDATED: 16:56 25 August 2010

AN ADVENTURER and survivalist gave a moving talk to a group of students detailing his experiences as a mountaineer and explorer.

AN ADVENTURER and survivalist gave a moving talk to a group of students detailing his experiences as a mountaineer and explorer.

Star of Born Survivor Bear Grylls, 35, visited Bexley College in Tower Road Belvedere, on Tuesday where he explained in detail the reality of mountain survival and the tragedy of losing fellow climbers through exhaustion and exposure.

The former Eton College student became the youngest Briton, at 23, to climb Mount Everest, just 18 months after breaking his back.

He was also signing copies of his latest book Bear Grylls Great Outdoor Adventures: An Extreme Guide to the Best Outdoor Pursuits published in May this year.

Grylls' visit was part of the College Annual Progression Day, which is organised to allow existing students who plan to return next term to mix with new students who will be enrolling in September.


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