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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Levison Wood Narrator: Levison Wood Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2016 ISBN: 9781478962793
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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 earthquake-ravaged lands of Nepal. Over the course of six months, Wood and his trusted guides trek 1,700 grueling 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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Quotes & Awards

  • “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 (London)

  • “[A] harrowing yet illuminating story of perseverance.”


  • “Exhilarating….During his trek, he encounters horse-mounted Kyrgyz nomads, breaks his arm in a car wreck, climbs a few mountains, and meets the Dalai Lama. Oh, just typical stuff. [Wood is] an amiable companion. A former British army officer, a veteran of engagements in Afghanistan, he’s just the kind of guy you want with you on an adventure.”

    Washington Post

  • “[With] Wood’s skills as a travel writer.. his descriptions of the terrain and cultures he encounters are vivid. As in the previous book, his character sketches of his local guides are sharply drawn and memorable.”

    Lincoln Journal Star

  • “Wood skillfully intersperses cultural, political, religious, and historical information…with beautiful, detailed descriptions of the people and countryside. Despite private audiences with the Dalai Lama, a swami, and a cannibal, all of whom gave him important advice, the most significant revelations come as Wood stands at the end of his quest.”

    Shelf Awareness

  • “The desire to explore unfamiliar places is pure and admirable, and Wood is a likable guide.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Wood’s British-accented narration is evocative in his descriptions of challenging political circumstances, cross-cultural friendships and misunderstandings, and, of course, the dramatic Himalayan scenery. His portrayal of his life at home in London provides an interesting contrast to the rarefied life of extended, physically demanding trips to distant corners of the planet. Wood’s narration conveys the joy and pain of the high and low points of his journey, and the listener can sense his strength and determination in his confident yet humble tone.”


  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month for May 2016
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About the Author
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.