Yorkshire Times
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8:00 AM 13th October 2020

Grylls Launches ‘Explorers Camp’ Atop Uae’s Highest Mountain

The world’s first Bear Grylls Explorers Camp (BGEC) has opened in the Middle East following the huge success of the celebrity’s UK Survival Academy.

It opened this month close to the Via Ferrata on Jebel Jais in Ras Al Khaimah.

As travellers across the globe navigate through the ‘new normal’, the opening of BGEC aligns with travel experiences set in expansive, open and natural environments and that are curated for smaller groups with safety protocols and social distancing measures fully in place.

Bear Grylls is known worldwide as one of the most recognized faces of survival and outdoor adventure. Famed for hit TV shows such as World’s Toughest Race, Running Wild, You Vs Wild and Man Vs Wild, SAS trained Grylls has taken a US President (Barack Obama) and many of Hollywood’s biggest names on survival journeys through the wilderness.

The survival courses, run by UK experts trained at the Bear Grylls Survival Academy, include half-day (3 to 4 hours), eight and 24-hour options designed for adults and families and team building activities for corporate companies.

Forty-eight hour and instructor courses for outdoor enthusiasts will follow later in the year. Participants can expect to be exposed to practical and extreme survival techniques necessary to survive some of the toughest terrain in the wilderness.

The Survival Academy courses started this month with accommodation available from 2021.

All packages are featured on with prices starting from AED 450 per person for the half day survival experience.