He also has marketed the Alpha Course , a course on the basics of the Christian faith. Jordan , and President Barack Obama. The previous record was 1 hour 36 minutes by a US team. Grylls said he spoke "from the heart" in backing "Remain" in the referendum. In , Grylls led a team of four to climb one of the most remote unclimbed peaks in the world in Antarctica, to raise funds for children's charity Global Angels and promote the use of alternative energies. Outside of TV, Grylls works as a motivational speaker , giving speeches worldwide to corporations, churches, schools, and other organisations. There is some dispute over whether he was the youngest Briton to have done so, as he was preceded by James Allen, a climber holding dual Australian and British citizenship, who reached the summit in at age The first of these was the special of Man vs. In Bear Grylls: Escape from Hell , he reveals the true life stories of ordinary people trapped in extraordinary situations of survival.