Walking the Himalayas: An adventure of survival and endurance

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WINNER OF THE 2016 EDWARD STANFORD ADVENTURE TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 'Levison Wood has breathed new life into adventure travel.' Michael Palin 'Levison Wood is a great adventurer and a wonderful storyteller' Sir Ranulph Fiennes Bestselling author of Walking the Nile '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 '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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Levison Wood is a best-selling author, explorer and photographer. His work has taken him around the world leading expeditions on five continents and he is an elected fellow of both the Royal Geopgraphical Society and the Explorers Club. His work in journalism has led him to enter the world of documentary film-making and he has collaborated on productions with National Geographic, Animal Planet, Channel 4 and the BBC. Levison spent a number of years as an Officer in the British Parachute Regiment, where he served in Afghanistan. He is also an ambassador for a number of charities including ABF The Soldiers' Charity and The Tusk Trust. He is patron of AMECA and a keen supporter of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

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Levison Wood is a great adventurer and a wonderful storyteller. * Sir Ranulph Fiennes * 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 * 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 * In the macho, adrenaline-fuelled arena of TV adventurers, Levison Wood is that rare beast: the real deal. * Radio Times * 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 *

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