In 2016, helicopter pilot Peter Wilson set out on the first of three exceptional aviation adventures and became the first person to fly solo around Africa, from London to Stellenbosch return, in a journey of 30,750 kilometres. In 2017, he accomplished a remarkable first circumnavigation through equatorial antipodes, completed in 121 days. On his third journey around Latin America in 2018/19, Peter visited a further 23 countries.
Growing up in Africa and witnessing some of the most beautiful landscapes and wildlife that our planet has to offer, Peter has always had a passion for exploration and a duty of care for this wonderful world. His mission with his Three Journey Round project is to inspire, educate and promote the idea of a better planet through sustainable development.
In an R66 helicopter, Peter travelled a total of 122,500 kilometres in 285 expedition-days on three remarkable, long-range aviation journeys, claiming 11 FAI world records. He was awarded the Britannia Trophy by the Royal Aero Club of the United Kingdom for his achievements.
Viewing the world from above, and often in geographical locations that very few people will ever see, Peter has captured the incredible scenes in his book Low Level as he travelled through 86 countries. Peter has flown low-level across the Sahara twice, Arabia once, up the Amazon River, over the Greenland ice cap, across the Okavango, Moxos Plains and Pantanal, past Torres del Paine, around volcanoes, and so much more. He has experienced earthquakes, been up close and personal with the gorillas of Virunga National Park, the cheetahs of Otjiwarongo and has met literally thousands of wonderful people.
Peter flew at least twice through temperate, arid, tropical, continental and polar climate regions, affording him some great scenic moments for this beautiful, photographic record. His enthusiasm and understanding of the available science have given him the perfect opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind project, leaving many encouraged by the prospect of a better world through sustainable development.
Low Level is presented in gorgeous spreads celebrating the journeys, people who helped make them happen, wonderful earth scenery, those making a difference and key messages for planetary care.
- Hardback | 206 pages
- 280 x 216 x 17.53mm | 970.69g
- 25 Feb 2021
- TJR Publishing
- United Kingdom
Fedor Konyukhov, Survivalist, adventurer, explorer, artist, author and priest
"An inspirational geographical essay of our world and our time"
Steve Brooks, Entrepreneur, aviator, explorer and
first person to fly a helicopter from the North pole to the South pole
"An absolutely stunning achievement"
Jennifer Murray, Businesswoman, artist, mother of three and first woman to fly a helicopter solo around the world
"Peter visited some of the best locations in the biosphere"
Gérard Moss, MBE & Margi Moss, Pilot, public speaker, environmentalist, explorer and first person to fly a motor glider solo around the world
"An astonishing and inspiring view of our rapidly changing world"
Dr Nigel Winser Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society,
Life Scientist and former Executive Vice President of Earthwatch