Levison Wood is a British explorer, writer and photographer whose work has featured around the world. He has recently returned from his most ambitious expedition to date - a 5000 mile circumnavigation of the Arabian peninsula from Iraq to Lebanon. A new book, documentary series and theatre tour about his endeavour will follow later in the year.
Lev's most recent TV series 'From Russia To Iran: Crossing The Wild Frontier' aired on Channel 4 for four weeks in August 2017. His latest book 'Eastern Horizons' about his travels as a 22 year-old-man hitchhiking the Silk Road was published on November 2nd 2017 and was shortlisted for Adventure Travel Book of the Year at the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards.
Lev's expedition walking 1800 miles along the length of Central America from Mexico to Colombia, including the notorious Darien Gap, aired on Channel 4 in spring '17. The accompanying book 'Walking The Americas' was published by Hodder & Stoughton and became a bestseller. In 2015, Lev walked the length of the Himalayas, a 6-month journey of over 1700 miles from Afghanistan to Bhutan, televised on Channel 4 as documentary series and his critically acclaimed book 'Walking The Himalayas' has been published in the UK, US, Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and India, amongst others. It was voted Adventure Travel Book of the Year. From 2013-2014, Lev walked the length of Nile - an expedition of 4,250 miles that took nine months and was Channel 4's most successful factual series of the year. His book ‘Walking the Nile’ also became a Sunday Times bestseller.
Lev's work has taken him around the world leading expeditions on five continents and he is an elected Fellow of both the Royal Geographical Society and the Explorers Club
Wednesday, 2nd May 2018
12:00pm to 1:00pm
The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle St, Mayfair, London W1S 4BS