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Walking The Himalayas
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Following his trek along the length of the Nile River, explorer Levison Wood takes on his greatest challenge yet-navigating the treacherous foothills of the Himalayas, the world's highest mountain range. ...
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Following his trek along the length of the Nile River, explorer Levison Wood takes on his greatest challenge yet-navigating the treacherous foothills of the Himalayas, the world's highest mountain range.

Praised by Bear Grylls, Levison Wood has been called "the toughest man on TV" (The Times UK). Now, following in the footsteps of the great explorers, Levison recounts the beauty and danger he found along the Silk Road route of Afghanistan, the Line of Control between Pakistan and India, the disputed territories of Kashmir and the earth-quake ravaged lands of Nepal. Over the course of six months, Wood and his trusted guides trek 1,700 gruelling miles across the roof of the world.

Packed with action and emotion, Walking the Himalayas is the story of one intrepid man's travels in a world poised on the edge of tremendous change.

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"Mr. Wood's interest, as well as his talents as a writer, lie not so much in describing the vast, shifting landscapes of east and north Africa but in finding out "what life was like in corners of the world that do not always make it into our headlines" and in capturing the character and foibles of the people who inhabit them.

Wood has a good eye for detail and a better ear for dialogue, whether it is to capture the menace of orders from secret police, the size of a young Mundari tribesman in Sudan, or the encouragement of the friends who join him at various stages of the long march."
Anthony Sattin, Wall Street Journal

"What started as a travelogue is fast turning into a fascinating and tense documentary."—Daily Star (Five Star Review)

"In the macho, adrenaline-fueled arena of TV adventurers, Levison Wood is that rare beast: the real deal."—Radio Times (UK)

"Lev's been amiable and self-effacing throughout this 4,000-mile challenge... Channel 4, you may have found a new wandering star."—Radio Times

Praise for Walking the Himalayas

"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."
Times (UK)

"The desire to explore unfamiliar places is pure and admirable, and Wood is a likable guide."
Kirkus Reviews

"Another harrowing yet illuminating story of perseverance."
Jon Foro, The Amazon Book Review

"He is the real deal: a former paratrooper, a major in the army reserves and as hard as nails."—Telegraph (UK)

Praise for Walking The Nile (TV series):

"A series as real and raw as the landscape."
The Times (London)


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