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Walking the Himalayas: An adventure of survival and endurance

Levison Wood

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Prose: non-fiction, Walking, hiking, trekking, Climbing & mountaineering, Travel writing

From the bestselling author of WALKING THE NILE, explorer Levison Wood begins his next challenging adventure - walking the length of the Himalayas.

'Levison Wood is a great adventurer and a wonderful storyteller' Sir Ranulph Fiennes '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.

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Praise for Walking the Himalayas: An adventure of survival and endurance

  • 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 great adventurer and a wonderful storyteller. - Sir Ranulph Fiennes

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Levison Wood

Levison Wood is an award-winning author, explorer and photographer who specialises in documenting people and cultures in remote regions and post-conflict zones. His work has taken him around the world leading expeditions on five continents and he is an elected fellow of both the Royal Geographical Society and the Explorers Club.

Levison's second book, Walking the Himalayas, was voted Adventure Travel Book of the Year at the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards and his other books, Walking the Nile and Walking the Americas, were both Sunday Times bestsellers. He has presented several critically acclaimed documentaries including From Russia to Iran: Crossing the Wild Frontier where he re-traced part of his Silk Road adventures in a four-part series for Channel 4.

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