In 2007 Grylls record claim of flying over Everest was busted.
Bear Grylls latest: "Mountain is not about records"
Posted: Sep 26, 2011 09:12 pm EDT
(Newsdesk) You have to look hard to find an adventurer more busted for his claims by his peers than TV-profile Bear Grylls.
He's not the real SAS according to folks from the real SAS, he didn't fly over Everest according to his outfitter, he faked his TV shows according to media and his survival tricks are anything but according to skilled explorers. He also wasn't the youngest Briton to climb Everest.
This past weekend Herald Sun reported that Australian-based mountaineer James Allen, a dual British and Australian national, told Grylls already back in 2000 that it was him who was the youngest Briton to scale Everest in 1998. Grylls reportedly promised his claim of being the youngest was a mistake that would not repeated.
As Grylls' Discovery Channel biography still carries it, the Aussie news source contacted Grylls whose spokesman reportedly told them, "he was not interested in records." The spokesman also told the Sunday Herald Sun from London that, "Bear does not want to argue," and that "In general he (Grylls) feels the mountain is not about records."