Bear Grylls takes top World Travel Awards title

Bear Grylls Survival Academy has claimed the title of World’s Leading Extreme Adventure for the third consecutive year following the World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony in Anguilla.

The news comes as the Survival Academy expands its scope, with a new location opening in the United Arab Emirates.

Following the World Travel Awards victory Bear Grylls Survival Academy said in a statement: “Team Bear Grylls Survival Academy are extremely excited an proud to be recognised for this prestigious award, all our hard work has paid off, what an honour for us and Bear to have won ‘the Oscars’ of the travel industry.

“Thank You to everyone who voted for us.”

The TV adventurer, who was the youngest Briton to conquer Mount Everest, will launch courses in the UAE from Janaury.

The Bear Grylls Survival Academy courses in the mountains of Musandam Peninsula, around two hours from Dubai, have been designed by the man himself.

They are designed to teach guests how to survive and travel in this harsh but stunning environment”.

Participants will be surrounded by high peaks, dramatic cliffs and crags and dwarfed by giant boulders in the winding Wadi beds.

“It is a brutally harsh but utterly stunning environment,” explained a statement from the organisation.

Would-be explorers can expect to come away with the knowledge of surviving in the desert sun, light a fire, find and purify water, and deal with snakes and scorpions.

Climbing, abseiling and shelter building will also form part of the course, which lasts 24 hours, including a night beneath the stars.