Levison Wood is a full time expedition planner, writer and photographer. He set off on his travels at the age of eighteen and has been on the road ever since. Whilst studying a degree in history, Lev hitchhiked around the Middle East including a war-torn Iraq and Palestine. After finishing his studies Lev thumbed his way across the world yet again, this time to India via Russia, the Caucasus, Iran and Afghanistan. Lev spent several years as an officer in the Parachute Regiment where he saw active service on the Battlefields of Afghanistan in 2008. Whilst in the army he led several large expeditions including jungle trekking in Colombia, diving in Thailand and mountaineering in the Nepal Himalayas. Since then Lev has undertaken a charity project to deliver ambulances to Malawi, one of the poorest countries on earth, by driving them overland from London. He has travelled and worked in over 70 countries across the world and now runs www.secretcompass.com.