Inspired to see the world from an early age, Gary joined the UK Military at the age of 20 and spent 17 years serving in the Royal Marines and the UK Special Forces.

Throughout his time in the armed forces, Gary’s survival skills have been honed in every imaginable environment – from the Arctic, to the desert, and the jungle. As a senior survival instructor he was also responsible for bringing other Special Forces recruits up to speed.

Since he left the Marines, Gary has been working as a field producer, technical advisor and security coordinator on a series of high-profile international television and film productions including Robin Hood (2010) and BBC’s Top Gear specials across South America, Albania, Iraq to Bethelehem and the Race to the North Pole.