Bear Grylls Injured in Antarctica

TV host breaks shoulder while attempting 9,000-ft. peak
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TV host breaks shoulder while attempting 9,000-ft. peak

It was bound to happen sometime: Adventurer and host of the Discovery Channel's Man vs. Wild Bear Grylls has fallen and broken his shoulder while attempting to climb an unnamed 9,000-ft. mountain in Antarctica. He is currently waiting for evacuation to Cape Town, South Africa and then back to England for treatment of his injuries.

According to updates on his expedition website, Grylls fell while kite skiing across the ice shelf. Since the injury, he's been waiting over 48 hours for evacuation because high winds have so far prevented any light aircraft from coming to his rescue. He is described as being in stable condition, but experiencing severe pain. 

Last night details of the accident remained sketchy. However, a close friend of the married father of two said he was 'shocked and in agony'. 

A spokesman for the former SAS soldier said: "He has broken his shoulder and is in a lot of pain. He is calm and collected - but in pain. It is par for the course for the sort of thing that Bear does - this was a dangerous trip."

Grylls and his expedition team had planned to gain access to and climb the unnamed peak using manpower and biofuels in an effort to promote alternative energy. Grylls also hoped to raise money for the children's charity Global Angels.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery, Bear. At least no one can call you a fake survivor now.

(Related: See our man employ Bear Grylls' survival techniques in "I Will Survive).

—Ted Alvarez

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