Walking the Himalayas - Netflix

Explorer Levison Wood sets out to walk the length of the world's highest mountain range, from Afghanistan to Bhutan.

Walking the Himalayas - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2015-12-27

Walking the Himalayas - Levison Wood - Netflix

Major Levison James Wood (born 5 May 1982) is a British Army officer and explorer. He is best known for his extended walking expeditions in Africa, Asia, and Central America; over the course of nine months, from 2013-2014, he undertook the first ever expedition to walk the entire length of the river Nile from Nyungwe Forest in Rwanda, beginning in December 2013. The expedition was commissioned as a four-part documentary series for Channel 4 in the UK. He also wrote The Sunday Times bestselling book detailing the expedition, Walking the Nile. In 2015, he walked the length of the Himalayas, from Afghanistan in the west to Bhutan in the east. He has also undertaken numerous other overland journeys including a foot crossing of Madagascar and mountain climbing in Iraq. He documents his journeys through books, documentaries, and photography.

Walking the Himalayas - Walking expeditions - Netflix

The expedition to walk the length of the Nile was inspired by explorers John Hanning Speke, Richard Francis Burton, David Livingstone, and Henry Morton Stanley. Wood was accompanied by numerous guides, journalists (including Matthew Power), and friends along the different stages of the route. The expedition was commissioned into a television programme for Channel 4 that aired in January 2015, and Wood detailed the trip in his book Walking the Nile. Power died during the programme from severe heatstroke. Wood was forced to abandon a 450 mile section in South Sudan due to heavy fighting caused by civil war. In 2015, Wood embarked on another challenge: to walk the length of the Himalayas from Afghanistan to Bhutan, filming a documentary series and writing another book about the experience, which was published in January 2016. Channel 4 broadcast Walking the Americas from January 2017, featuring an expedition from Mexico to Colombia.

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