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I never wanted to do TV. I just did what I was trained to do through the Special Forces, and I've been doing that from a very young age.
The rules of survival never change, whether you're in a desert or in an arena.
If you risk nothing you gain nothing
Is your ego small enough, and your backbone strong enough, to raise others up high on your shoulders?
Sometimes an ember is all we need.
I've seen extreme bravery from the least likely of people. Life is about the moments when it's all gone wrong. That's when we define ourselves.
You don't need to go to the ends of the earth, you don't need to climb Everest to have a great adventure, it's invariably on our doorstep.
A wise man knows; learn from others, never get complacent and know where the classic old dangers come from.
Live a wild, generous full, exciting life – blessing those around you and seeing the good in all.
There is no feeling like coming home after danger.
You can't become a decent horseman until you fall off and get up again, a good number of times. There's life in a nutshell.
There's no magic to running far or climbing Everest. Endurance is mental strength. It's all about heart.
I've eaten sheep's eyes, the still hot meat from a zebra killed by a lion, and maggots which give you 70 calories to the ounce.
A man's pride can be his downfall, and he needs to learn when to turn to others for support and guidance.
Never depend on those luck moments – they are gifts – but instead always build your own back-up plan.
Survival is not about being fearless. It's about making a decision, getting on and doing it, because I want to see my kids again, or whatever the reason might be.
The line between life or death is determined by what we are willing to do.
Our dreams are just wishes, if we never follow them through with action. And in life, you have got to be able to light your own fire.
Make a little time to be quiet by yourself every day and just be.
My faith isn't very churchy, it's a pretty personal, intimate thing and has been a huge source of strength in moments of life and death.
Dreams, though, are cheap, and the real task comes when you start putting in place the steps needed to make those dreams a reality.
Without risk, there can be no growth.
Survival requires us to leave our prejudices at home. It's about doing whatever it takes - and ultimately those with the biggest heart will win.
As a young boy, scouting gave me a confidence and camaraderie that is hard to find in modern life.
I've had so many injuries in my life that it's ridiculous.
I miss him still today: his long, whiskery eyebrows, his huge hands and hugs, his warmth, his prayers, his stories, but above all his shining example of how to live and how to die.
I learnt another valuable lesson that night: listen to the quiet voice inside. Intuition is the noise of the mind.
But the wild is unpredictable, stuff does happen, and it's always when you're least expecting it.
How you speak about others speaks loudest about yourself.
Survival can be summed up in three words - never give up. That's the heart of it really. Just keep trying.
Both faith and fear may sail into your harbor, but only allow faith to drop anchor.
That feeling when you're so cold you'd give anything to be warm - I've had it before, literally huddled around a candle flame on an ice sheet.
Weather can kill you so fast. The first priority of survival is getting protection from the extreme weather.
What Scouting says to people is: Every child has a right to have an adventure. Life is about grabbing opportunities
Textbook survival tells you to stay put. Stop. Wait for rescue. Don't take any risks. But there'd been a whole host of survival shows like that and I didn't really want to do that.
The SAS Reserve tends to be made up of former paratroopers and commandos who still want a challenge, but it is open to civilians.
You only get one chance at life and you have to grab it boldly.
As a society, we've become terrified of failure, but you can't grow without risking it.
Accidents on big mountains happen when people's ambitions cloud their good judgment. Good climbing is about climbing with heart and with instinct, not ambition and pride.
It is only when You really STEP OUT of Your comfort zone that You GROW.
Our achievements are generally limited only by the beliefs we impose on ourselves.
Sometimes it's hard for us to believe, really believe, that God cares and wants good things for us and doesn't just want us to go off and give everything up and become missionaries in Burundi.
The appeal of the wild for me is its unpredictability. You have to develop an awareness, react fast, be resourceful and come up with a plan and act on it.
All my life the only thing I've been good at has been climbing and throwing myself off big things.
Adventure should be 80 percent 'I think this is manageable,' but it's good to have that last 20 percent where you're right outside your comfort zone. Still safe, but outside your comfort zone.
You're not human if you don't feel fear. But I've learnt to treat fear as an emotion that sharpens me. It's there to give me that edge for what I have to do.
In the British Special Air Service, combat fitness is all about running.
My work is all about adventure and teamwork in some of the most inhospitable jungles, mountains and deserts on the planet. If you aren't able to look after yourself and each other, then people die.
Being brave isn't the absence of fear. Being brave is having that fear but finding a way through it.
The lesson is, the rewards in life don't always go to the biggest, or the bravest, or the smartest. The rewards go to the dogged; and when your going though hell, to the person who just keeps going.