He endured dangerously low oxygen levels and eventually reached 9,000 metres (29,500 ft), almost 3,000 metres (10,000 ft) higher than the previous record of 6,102 metres (20,019 ft).The feat was filmed for Discovery Channel worldwide as well as Channel 4 in the UK.In 2008, Grylls led a team of four to climb one of the most remote unclimbed peaks in the world in Antarctica, to raise funds for children's charity Global Angels and promote the use of alternative energies.
Wild (2006–2011), originally titled Born Survivor: Bear Grylls for the United Kingdom release.
Grylls is also involved in a number of wilderness survival television series in the UK and US.
However, the expedition was cut short after Grylls suffered a broken shoulder while kite skiing across a stretch of ice.
Travelling at speeds up to 50 km/h (30 mph), a ski caught on the ice, launching him in the air and breaking his shoulder when he came down. Grylls, along with the double amputee Al Hodgson and the Scotsman Freddy Mac Donald, set a Guinness world record in 2008 for the longest continuous indoor freefall.
At 23, he was at the time among the youngest people to have achieved this feat.
There is some dispute over whether he was the youngest Briton to have done so, as he was preceded by James Allen, a climber holding dual Australian and British citizenship, who reached the summit in 1995 at age 22.
The attempt was in support of the charity Global Angels.
In August 2010, Grylls led a team of five to take an ice-breaking rigid-inflatable boat (RIB) through 2,500 miles (4,000 km) of the ice-strewn Northwest Passage.
taking about 30 days, to raise money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).
He also rowed naked in a homemade bathtub along the Thames to raise funds for a friend who lost his legs in a climbing accident.
From 1994–1997, he served in the British Army reserves with 21 SAS as a trooper trained in unarmed combat, desert and winter warfare, survival, climbing, parachuting, and explosives.