Winner of the Edward Stanford Adventure Travel Book of the Year 2016.
From the best-selling author of Walking the Nile, explorer Levison Wood begins his next challenging adventure - walking the length of the Himalayas.
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.
©2016 Levison Wood (P)2016 Hodder & Stoughton
"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)
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"Grrrreattt audio book"
Got this book the hear about the Himalayas but got so much more. The story was fascinating and the author was a superb reader making my daily commute to work and back very enjoyable. Loved it!
Whether you have been to the Himalaya or not, this will certainly make you want to head there. It brought back many memories for me and has me excited to venture wider and further into its raw beauty.
"Lev has a great spirit"
Listened to the whole thing in less than two days!
I would recommend watching the TV show before this..
The urgency in the narration needs to be more select, the mundane parts of the journey feel a bit too epic and in turn takes away from the epic events!
Defo worth it. I've bought the book, also.
"Even better than the TV series!"
A funny, compelling and beautifully descriptive story of an awe inspiring expedition! Informative and inspirational.
Loved the TV series but I think the book really expands upon that.
Really well narrated
"A good listen when walking to work..."
...even if it did make my journey seem quite tame in comparison.
I could picture the journey well and enjoyed the ride.
"A bit rubbish. Long and waffling."
I would not recommend it. No structure and just dull. Gets too caught up in the moment.
It is a story about a great adventure. One that is difficult to come up with in our day and age. I enjoyed the descriptions of history, social and political situations of the countries crossed.
What a wonderful adventure to share - I was sorry when the walk ended and so did the book. If you love adventure, mountains and stories, you'll enjoy this.
"jolly good show"
no mucking about style makes it even more gripping when adventurous and intriguing when contemplative.
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