Walking The Himalayas by Levison Wood

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Read Walking The Himalayas Online Free - 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.

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ISBN : 031635242X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 293 pages


Louise rated it ★★★★☆

October 15, 2016

After a long introduction where Wood tells how he was settling in after the Nile adventure and how he got inspired for one more walk, he gives the highlights of this trek. They are great. But, really, a 6 month trip, 200 pages? This, and his lack of sympathy for his guides (the river crossing wit...

Lily rated it ★☆☆☆☆

October 10, 2016

I disliked this book so much that when searching for other 1-2 star ratings and finding just a few I started to doubt my skill as a reader. But alas, I'm holding strong with the one star. I had reasonable expectations to like this, I mean it has travel, adventure, nature- all things that are most...

Apratim rated it ★★★★★

July 26, 2017

Just like Levison Wood's other works,this is a well written travelogue.Its also a major television series but the book is also a goodread.It is a perfect book for all people who want to know about "Himalayan People and their lives ".

Asra rated it ★★★★★

February 28, 2016

This is the tale of Levison Wood—six months, 2,736 km, four million steps, a handful of guides and one man walking. Wood recounts the beauty and danger along the Silk Road route of Afghanistan, the Line of Control between Pakistan and India, the disputed territories of Kashmir, the earthquake-rav...

Paul rated it ★★★★☆

February 06, 2017

As if walking the entire length of the Nile was not mad enough, his good friend Ashwin Bhardwaj persuades him to walk along the rooftop of the world; the Himalayas. Wood had been to Nepal before way back in 2001, when the country’s Royal family was massacred. At that time a man called Binod took...

Anne rated it ★★☆☆☆

August 20, 2016

I really enjoy "arm chair travel" & expected to enjoy this more than I did. The author was a bit self-absorbed. Could have used a bit more self-deprecation, or humor, or interest in the life going on around him. The story of his journeys was, fundamentally, all about him without particular in...

Malia rated it ★★★★★

August 28, 2017

I wanted to read this after seeing the author speak, and being so taken with his story. Though I rarely read non-fiction, this read so well and smoothly, I might find myself picking up titles in the genre more often. I loved the way Wood described his journey and the people he encountered, and al...

Philip rated it ★★★★☆

November 11, 2017

Gotta say - Levison Wood really likes to walk! I listened to this at the same time I was reading Walking the Nile, and so in many ways it's easier to review the two books together, which I'll do further down. But first, my comments on Himalayas as a stand-alone: Had great expectations for this book...

Grant rated it ★★★★☆

January 10, 2016

The successor to Levison Wood's Walking The Nile, and the companion to a Channel 4 television series. In 2015, Wood walked 1,700 miles from the Wakhan Corridor in Afghanistan to Gankhar Puensum in Bhutan. He covered a greater length of the Himalayas than did Graeme Dingle and Peter Hillary in thei...

Martina rated it ★★★★★

August 01, 2016

I stumbled onto this author via a comment on Instagram about a month ago, and I'm so glad I did. Lev's writing is filled with history, insight and emotion - usually all at the same time. His journey through the Himalayas is both heart-warming and, at times, terrifying. It's is a journey of the so...

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