Walking the Himalayas

Walking the Himalayas

Book - 2016 | First North American edition.
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Following his trek along the length of the Nile River, explorer Levison Wood takes on his greatest challenge yet-navigating the treacherous foothills of the Himalayas, the world's highest mountain range.

Praised by Bear Grylls, Levison Wood has been called "the toughest man on TV" (The Times UK). Now, following in the footsteps of the great explorers, Levison recounts the beauty and danger he found along the Silk Road route of Afghanistan, the Line of Control between Pakistan and India, the disputed territories of Kashmir and the earth-quake ravaged lands of Nepal. Over the course of six months, Wood and his trusted guides trek 1,700 gruelling miles across the roof of the world.

Packed with action and emotion, Walking the Himalayas is the story of one intrepid man's travels in a world poised on the edge of tremendous change.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
Edition: First North American edition.
ISBN: 9780316352420
Branch Call Number: 915.496 Woo
Characteristics: 293 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations, map ; 25 cm


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ser_library Mar 13, 2017

needs maps
the photographs are wonderful

Feb 10, 2017

Good book and a nice look into Asian culture. The author makes a six-month along the Himalayas from Afghanistan to Bhutan. Worth the read for armchair explorers and those interested in that region.

ChristchurchLib Aug 09, 2016

What does an adventurous travel writer do after walking the length of the Nile? Take a 1,700 mile trek through the Himalayas! Recounting his trip from Afghanistan (where a helicopter dropped him off in a remote area) to Pakistan, India, Nepal, and Bhutan, British explorer and travel writer Levison Wood discusses the history, religions, and cultures of the people he encounters, including His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. There were adventurous moments, too, of course, involving landslides, monsoons, tigers, and crocodiles. Where will Wood go next? It's recently been announced he'll say "hola" to Central America, walking from northeastern Mexico to Colombia.

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