Born on the 24 th of November, Wicky was a shy child and because of this very nature always preferred occupying the last bench. This unknowingly helped him develop strong observational skills looking around everything else like a normal kid but with a different approach, observing to learn and observing to understand.
Wicky started working at the age of 17 Years with a BPO to finance his aspiration of becoming a commercial airline pilot. Soon the work, culture, perk and the challenges of this industry glued him however he took a gap of few years to complete his education. He made a comeback with a serious ambition of growing and scaling heights in this sector.
After being on calls for little over a year, Wicky participated in the internal job posting and competed with candidates senior to him in age and experience. With his exceptional attitude, presentation and skills Wicky got promoted as a “Trainer” at the age of 21 Years and from there he kept on mastering various characteristic to shape up his ambition to be the one and what it takes to reach there.
Wicky believes spreading knowledge is the real way of learning and thus he didn’t limit being associated with a single employer. Wicky, has been delivering customised trainings to corporate houses of various sectors and educational institutions. He is known for his much extra ordinary ways of delivering sessions and public speaking. He always amuses his audience by being humorous.
Joins Cub Scouts. By now Bear is already a keen climber and sailor, as taught by his late father, former Royal Marines Commando and politician Mickey Grylls. His earliest fondest memories are of climbing on the sea cliffs with his late dad on the Isle of Wight and making boats. These were the foundation stones of Bear’s love for adventure; that closeness with his father.
Enrolled at Eton College; helps develop their mountaineering and martial arts clubs. By 18, Bear had learnt to climb, skydive and had been awarded his Second Dan black belt in Shotokan Karate. One of the youngest ever in the U.K. at the time.
Wicky not only delivers skill and leadership trainings at educational institutes and for corporate, but also creates job opportunities for students by organising campus drives across the colleges. Corporate houses always look forward for Wicky’s support for hiring the best talent from the industry and pool of fresh talent.
Probably one of the darkest times for Bear, sent to military rehabilitation at Headley Court, UK, after a freak freefall parachuting accident in Southern Africa, which broke his spine in three places. Told he might never walk again…
Under a year later, and not listening to the dreamstealers, Bear pushes himself through intense rehab to get back up on his feet, Bear climbs a Himalayan peak that Edmund Hillary once described as ‘unclimbable’. The 22,000ft summit of Ama Dablam, Nepal.
On 16th May, Bear is awarded the Guinness World Record as the youngest British person to successfully scale Mount Everest at the age of only 23. Something he never dreamed possible when lying in that rehab bed. Bear found the fire within to risk it all and follow his dream!
Riding over a decade, Wicky is passionate and obsessed about solo long haul touring on a motorcycle; the usual definition of long rides for him is at least 1000 Kilo Meters without a sleep over break. Unlike others who tour on a premium motorbike, he rides a single cylinder 135 cc commuter bike; he feels riding unconventionally and mechanically manual two wheels connects his soul to the machine. He fondly calls his motorbike his wife. He says, each trip teaches him something more about life and how you should approach it.