As a little boy, Bear Grylls dreamed of climbing Mount Everest and this dream was set in stone when his father had given him a poster of it for his bedroom wall. Following a free-falling parachute accident that broke his back, he spent 18 months in recovery, not knowing whether he would be able to walk, let alone climb ever again. With the odds stacked against him, he slowly but surely regained his strength and confidence without losing sight his dream. Fear can turn mole hills into mountains, just keep climbing.
Climbing the tallest mountain in the world is the ultimate test of physical and mental strength. Whether it’s climbing to an altitude known as the ‘death zone’, overcoming the sight of those who lost their live along the way or gasping for air, it’s hard to come back from such expedition totally unchanged. Grylls drew from his experience as one of the youngest conquerors of Mount Everest to deliver an inspirational keynote about the lessons it taught him.
All callings in life have a birth death and resurrection. It's a journey of many falls and it's just about getting up holding tight and going forward