From Russia to Iran: Crossing the Wild Frontier

Walking the Americas explorer Levison Wood's new challenge: an epic 2600-mile journey from Russia to Iran, taking him through the vast hidden world of the Caucusus mountains and its unique peoples.

From Russia to Iran: Crossing the Wild Frontier

Beginning in southern Russia, Levison will track the mighty Caucusus Mountains toward Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia and into Iran: a highly secretive nation that's been virtually closed off to westerners for decades. Known as the 'lands in between', Levison will travel through these badlands that sit at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, and form a large part of the historic and mysterious Silk Route.

Making his way by any means necessary, Levison will travel with the locals and live as they do - as he tries to reach his journey's end on the shores of the Caspian Sea in Iran. He will also team up with local guides and venture with them into little-known regions where East truly meets West.

Production Detail

Broadcaster: Channel 4

Year: 2017

Length: 4 x 60 mins