Bear Grylls lines up with members of the Aberglaslyn team at the opening of its new headquarters. Aberglaslyn MRT

Adventurer and television presenter Bear Grylls has opened a rescue team’s new headquarters.

The Everest summiteer joined Aberglaslyn Mountain Rescue Team members to unveil a plaque at their new base near Porthmadog.

He was presented with two glass tankards with hand-engraved team logos and was also made an honorary member of the team, with a certificate to mark his new status.

Mr Grylls said: “You can see all the love and attention that goes into this place to make it possible.

“As someone who has spent a lot of time on mountains and jungles all over the world, I understand the value of a rescue team and how it works and this centre has got the core.

“Heroes consist of two things: a service to other people and there’s no greater service than risking your life for other people.

“The Aberglaslyn team are right at the cutting edge and at the forefront of that.”

Members of Porthmadog Scout groups also attended the event to watch Bear Grylls, who is the UK’s Chief Scout, unveil the plaque.

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