The Team

Levison Wood

Founder and Director

Levison is a seasoned explorer, traveller, writer and photographer. His thirst for adventure started in his early twenties with a five month hitchhike from the UK to India after finishing university. He has since walked the length of the river Nile, the Himalaya mountains and Central America, documenting his experiences with a series of best-selling books and photography. He is now planning his latest adventure around Arabia.

Charlotte TOttenham

Project Director

Charlotte is a travel journalist who writes for a range of publications including Condé Nast Traveller, House & Garden and Suitcase Magazine. She also writes the luxury charity column for the FT, following a full time role as an editorial researcher. Her sense of adventure grew while studying in Delhi, where she also ran an Indian tour operator, managed an NGO in Nepal and travelled widely, writing for Indian magazines. She worked with the Levison Wood Team on Walking the Himalayas and Walking the Americas.

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Simon Buxton

Head of Branded Content

Simon is a travel and active lifestyle photographer who has worked for a range of editorial, commercial and NGO clients in Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia. He previously spent seven years as a consultant for FTSE 50 businesses operating and investing in frontier markets across the developing world, including a year with a Latin American private equity fund. He has first-class degree from Cambridge University and speaks Spanish, Portuguese, French and Mandarin fluently. When not on assignment, adventure calls!

Dave Luke

Operations Director

As an Operations Director, Dave has delivered media productions, humanitarian aid projects and expeditions in more than 80 countries. He has guided some of the most challenging peaks in the Alps, Andes and Himalayas and led teams across the deserts of the Middle East and the jungles of Central America. As a humanitarian, Dave has managed emergency missions in Africa and the Middle East including leading a large scale Ebola response mission in Liberia. He is a member of the Alpine Club with a number of world first ascents and is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. As a field producer he has also supported news crews and documentary teams in urban disasters, remote jungles and high altitude mountains.