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25. Dawn finally arrives after a night of terrifying storms off Iceland

26. Andy stares out longingly towards Iceland, only fifteen miles away but still hidden, at the end of our frightening ordeal

27. One of the rare clear sunsets captured as we leave the Vestmann Islands

28. Against the backdrop of the remote, northern coast of Scotland, the
Arnold & Son Explorer
completes its journey.

29. We finally hit land! The homecoming on the beach of a small cove at Kinloch, north Scotland

30. Nige’s face says it all. Scotland at last!

31. Lt Andy Leivers and Bear Grylls, holding the Royal Navy’s White Ensign aloft as they arrive in John O’Groats.
(David Cheskin / PA

32. The moment we had all been longing for: celebrating the ‘Mumm’ way in Scotland!
(David Cheskin / PA Photos)

33. Holding my little son Jesse the day I returned. His look says: ‘Dad, take a bath’


Bear Grylls
was brought up on the Isle of Wight, where his late father taught him to climb and sail. A martial arts expert, Bear went on to spend three
years as a soldier in the British Special Forces (21 SAS). He then had a free-fall parachuting accident in Africa, breaking his back in three places. Despite this, and after months of military
rehabilitation, he went on to become one of the youngest ever climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

Bear is the host of Discovery Channel’s Emmy-nominated TV series Man Vs Wild (also known as Born Survivor) which is one of the most watched shows on the planet, reaching an estimated 1.2
billion viewers. Bear continues to lead record-breaking expeditions, from Antarctica to the Arctic, which in turn have raised over $2.5 million for children around the world.

Bear was appointed as the youngest ever Chief Scout on record, as figurehead to 28 million Scouts worldwide. He was made a Lieutenant-Commander in the Royal Navy, and is a bestselling author. He
now lives with his wife, Shara, and their three sons, Jesse, Marmaduke and Huckleberry, on a Dutch barge in London and on a small remote Welsh island.


Facing Up
First published 2000 by Macmillan
First published by Pan Books 2001

Facing the Frozen Ocean
First published 2004 by Macmillan
First published by Pan Books 2005

This omnibus edition first published 2012 by Macmillan

This electronic edition published 2012 by Macmillan
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