Author(s): Levison Wood
'Britain's best-loved adventurer... he looks like a man who will stare danger in the face and soak up a lot of pain without complaint' The Times
Levison Wood's most challenging expedition yet begins along the Silk Road route of Afghanistan and travels through five countries. Following in the footsteps of the great explorers, Levison walks the entire length of the Himalayas in an adventure of survival and endurance.
A personal story of discovery, Levison forges strong bonds with local guides, porters, mountain men, soldiers, farmers, smugglers and shepherds. By travelling on foot, and following the same footpaths that locals use, he uncovers stories that might otherwise remain hidden. Along the way he also reveals the history of the Himalayas and two millennia of exploration, and examines a continent in crisis in the 21st century.
Packed with action and emotion, more than anything Walking the Himalayas is a story of personal adventure and striving beyond the limits of convention.
Britain's best-loved adventurer... he looks like a man who will stare danger in the face and soak up a lot of pain without complaint. The Times In the macho, adrenaline-fuelled arena of TV adventurers, Levison Wood is that rare beast: the real deal. Radio Times Wood's USP is that, unlike a great many pretenders, he is the real deal: a former paratrooper, a major in the army reserves and as hard as nails. Telegraph Adventurer Levison Wood is 'bewildered' by being called a sex symbol, as a death-defying trek through the Himalayas is set to have fans' pulses racing. Daily Mail
Levison Wood is a full time explorer and writer. Having spent ten years in the British Army and led expeditions on five continents, he is more than qualified to attempt this feat. He has travelled in over 80 countries and spent a number of years living in the wilds of Africa and Asia. As a photographer and journalist he specialises in documenting people and cultures in remote regions and post-conflict zones. He has worked with various regional and national government departments in promoting access in developing economies. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and International Fellow of the Explorers Club. Levison recently completed a 9 month expedition walking the length of the Nile, which was filmed for a Channel 4 series. His accompanying book was a Sunday Times bestseller.