Bear Grylls, the British Adventurer well known for his show “Man vs. Wild” has announced his retirement from the television industry. He made this announcement on Facebook and then also on Twitter.
“This has been a hard decision to make but I feel it is the right time to do it. As the world gets ever more volatile, I always knew I wanted to act early – before it is too late. On that note, I have moved with my family to an undisclosed wilderness location,” he wrote.
“This will be the last post on this platform. Those close family and friends will receive an email tomorrow that will be our only form of communication. Please keep that email address confidential,” he added.
The factors that he considered while making this decision were his children’s continual education with a focus on practical skills and sustainability of resources – and scale-able equipment for survival, hunting, medicine, communication, and nutrition.
He first drew attention after embarking on several adventures and then became widely known for his television series Man vs. Wild. He is also involved in a number of wilderness survival television series in the UK and the US, such as Running Wild with Bear Grylls and The Island with Bear Grylls. In July 2009, Grylls was appointed as The Scout Association’s youngest-ever Chief Scout of the United Kingdom and Overseas Territories at age 35, a post he has held for a second term since 2015.