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Levison Wood

Levison Wood

Walking the Himalayas

Thursday 14 April 2016
6:00pm

1 Hour

Duration

Sheldonian Theatre

Venue

£12 - £25

Ticket price

Explorer, writer and broadcaster Levison Wood talks about his most challenging walk yet along the length of the Himalayas – captured in his latest book and in a new Channel 4 television series.

Wood’s previous nine-month expedition to walk the Nile was captured in a bestselling book and filmed for a popular Channel 4 television series. In his latest challenge he began along the Silk Road route of Afghanistan and travelled through five countries along the entire length of the Himalayas. Wood followed the same paths used by locals and met and forged strong bonds with guides, porters, mountain men, soldiers, farmers, smugglers and shepherds, uncovering stories that would otherwise be hidden.

Wood is a full-time explorer and writer who spent ten years in the British Army. He has led expeditions on five continents and spent years living in the wilds of Asia and Africa. He is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and international fellow of the Explorers Club.

This event was originally scheduled for April 2 but has now moved to April 14 for unavoidable reasons.

Sponsored by Blackwell’s.