Levison Wood: Hachette Speakers Bureau

Levison Wood

Author, Explorer, Photographer

Levison Wood is a best selling author, explorer and photographer whose work has featured around the world. He is a serving army officer with the British Army and a regular public speaker. Wood has recently returned from walking the length of the Himalayas, a six-month journey of over 1700 miles from Afghanistan to Bhutan, which has been televised on Channel 4 as a five part documentary series, airing throughout January 2016. In 2014, he walked the length of the river Nile, an expedition of 4,000 miles that took nine months and was also filmed for Channel 4 to critical acclaim.

His book Walking the Nile was a Sunday Times bestseller for four weeks running. Other expeditions include walking across Madagascar, driving the length of Africa, hitchhiking the ancient Silk Road from Russia to India in the footsteps of the great nineteenth century British explorers, and travelling on foot in almost 80 countries. As a photographer and writer, Wood has contributed to some of the most respected publications in the world including the Times, the Telegraph, the Financial Times, BBC, National Geographic, CNN, Discovery Channel and Condé Nast Traveller. His photography has taken him from the streets of Baghdad in 2003 to the mountains, deserts and jungles of Afghanistan, Syria, Pakistan, Sudan, most of Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Indian subcontinent. He has recently enjoyed his first solo photography exhibition at the Leica Gallery Mayfair in London, which featured images from both his Nile and Himalayan exhibitions. His passion for adventure and discovering more about indigenous ways of life has led him mountain climbing in Iraq, horse riding the river Oxus on the Afghan-Tajik border and conducting scientific research in Central Africa for the Natural History Museum.

In 2011 Wood was made a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a year later an International Fellow of the Explorers club. He is a ardent environmentalist and conservationist, working as an ambassador for several charities and NGO’s.

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  • Walking the Length of The Nile and The Himalayas
  • Lessons Learnt From the Wild
  • Leadership and Teamwork in Challenging Environments
  • Modern Exploration, Seeing History Up Close

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