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Levison Wood

Author, Adventurer, Army Officer


Major Levison Wood, 37, is a Reservist British Army Officer and explorer. He commissioned into the Parachute Regiment in 2006, going on to serve in Afghanistan, fighting Taliban insurgents in Helmand, Kandahar and Zabul in 2008. He left the Army as a captain in 2010 to follow a career in writing, and photography, and has since become a bestselling author, travelling to over 100 countries and recording his experiences.

Leading expeditions through Africa, the Himalayas, Russia, the Arabian Peninsula and the Americas, Wood has authored six books telling the stories of his travel adventures and has featured in several TV programmes.  He re-joined the Army in 2012, serving as a reservist Major in 77 Brigade, and was amongst the British troops who in 2017 went on exercise to Japan for the first time in history.

Levison is an elected Fellow of both the Royal Geographical Society and the Explorers Club. He is an ambassador for a number of charities including UNICEF, the Soldiers Charity (Army Benevolent Fund) and Tusk Trust, patron of the AMECA Trust and a keen supporter of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.