• Walking the Nile was a Sunday Times bestseller, and the Channel 4 documentary of the same name attracted over 2.8m viewers for its first episode.
• Levison is hugely promotable and will support publication with TV, radio and press interviews as well as a nationwide speaking tour.
• Publication will coincide with Levison’s next Channel 4 documentary Walking the Himalayas.
• ‘A show very much in the Bear Grylls groove’ — Matt Baylis, Daily Express
• A charging hippopotamus, an attack by heavily armed militiamen and the loss of a colleague were just a few of the travails endured by a former Parachute Regiment officer who has become the first person to walk the length of the Nile.’ — Ben Farmer, Daily Telegraph
• ‘It’s an eventful journey, and not always pleasantly so: this early part of the trek is marred by a mugging and by genuine tragedy.’ — TV Choice, Guardian
• ‘Levison Wood gets a lot more than he bargained for in his drama-filled TV-tie in Walking the Nile. The book is actually better than the show, giving Wood space to explore the locals lives and the dangerous politics of the countries he’s trampling through’ — Wanderlust. 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.