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The mountains are calling and I must go, and I will work on while I can, studying incessantly.

- John Muir

This story originally featured in a print issue of the Outdoor Journal.

You can subscribe here. Bear Grylls is probably one of the most famous adventure celebrities in the world. Aside from all his adventures, Bear also shares his survival skills with anyone ready to pay for it. One such chap was our middle-aged writer Jamie East, who usually preferred watching other people take risks from the safe distance of his television.

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