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Walking the Himalayas

By Levison Wood

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Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United States, 24 May 2016
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.

About the Author

Levison Wood is a full time explorer and writer. Having spent ten years in the British Army, he has led expeditions on five continents and has travelled in over 80 countries. 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.

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"Wood's skills as a travel writer have not diminished and 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." J. Kemper Campbell MD, "Lincoln Journal Star""

EAN: 9780316352420
ISBN: 031635242X
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Dimensions: 23.62 x 16 x 2.79 centimetres (0.54 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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