Levison Wood’s epic 2600 mile journey continues. Tonight the explorer and his guide use any means necessary through travel through Azerbaijan and the lush mountains of Georgia. The pair trek across the Gobustan desert, encountering terrifying dogs and nomadic shepherds, negotiates dangerous landslide-hit roads and climbs up to a castle built halfway up a cliff.
Entering Georgia, Levison meets his new guide and old friend Lasha, who he first met when backpacking through the region 13 years ago. Together they travel through a land that the ancient Greeks described as paradise on earth, before meeting a tipsy Shepherd and walking through a notorious village known as a breeding ground for IS fighters.
From Russia to Iran: Crossing the Wild Frontier, 8 pm – Channel 4
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