Bremont Watch Supports Record-Breaking River Nile Walk
Wednesday - 27 November 2013
The expedition will begin on 1st December 2013 and will take a year to complete. Wood aims to be the first person to ever successfully walk the entire 4,250 mile route, and his attempts will be filmed for a Channel 4 documentary series.
Bremont is "thrilled" to support Wood's challenge, and highlights a mutual passion for adventure and exploration.
"The trip will test Levison’s mental and physical limits as well as his bushcraft skills as he travels with only his backpack through some of Africa’s most remote, hostile and spectacular locations," the brand explains. "He’ll encounter hippos, crocodiles and lions, pass the Mountains of the Moon and cross the Sahara, meet people forging new countries out of the ruins of war and revolution, stand where Stanley met Livingstone and trace the old Arab slave routes, wrestle with the Dinka of South Sudan and stay in Bedouin tents, and meet mercenaries, poachers and missionaries before his final arrival at the Mediterranean."
Wood commented: "Walking the Nile is not just the most memorable and demanding expedition I’ve ever undertaken, but an amazing opportunity for me to report on all the incredibly positive stories that come out of Africa. It will be both physically and mentally challenging, pushing me to the limit of human boundaries which requires a level of resilience and determination that cannot be prepared for but, despite the inherent risks, I’m looking forward to the challenge."
Levison Wood will be invited to the Bremont Adventurers Club on his return to talk about his experiences.
Browse our Bremont watches.