In aid of AMECA, our Patron, explorer Levison Wood, will be giving an illustrated talk on his latest expedition, following up his 2014 trek along the entire length of the Nile by having just walked the entire length of the Himalayas.
Please join AMECA at St John’s School, Leatherhead, Surrey on Friday 15th January 2016, 7.30 p.m. for what promises to be a great evening’s fundraising event. Following Lev’s talk, there will be a reception during which Lev will be signing copies of Walking the Himalayas and Sunday Times bestseller, Walking the Nile. Tickets are £15, to include a complimentary drink.
To book your tickets online, please visit the St John’s website link.
Introduction by Professor Chris Lavy OBE, MD, MCh, FRCS. Professor of Tropical Surgery at Oxford and Honorary Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon.
Chris is committed to surgical training and research in sub-Saharan Africa and was awarded an OBE by the Queen in 2007 for services to international orthopaedics.
To be screened by Channel 4 in Spring 2016, Walking the Himalayas will see Levison push himself to his physical limits as he is forced through remote, punishing terrain and altitudes above 5000m where he suffers from a debilitating lack of oxygen. As well as battling natural obstacles, he has to tread carefully through one of the most fought over areas of the world – walking through Afghanistan, crossing the Line of Control between Pakistan and India, navigating the disputed territory of Kashmir and making his way through Nepal as it recovers and tries to rebuild itself after the recent earthquakes.