Rod Wood is a keen mountain trekker and lover of the outdoors. His successful summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in 2012 inspired his first book, ‘Kilimanjaro: My Story’, a heart-warming account of an ordinary man overcoming his depression and achieving his lifelong ambition of climbing to the roof of Africa. The book has helped many readers who suffer with mental illness and those who have their own mountains to climb.

Since returning from Tanzania, Rod has become actively involved in the advancement of well-being in the workplace to help others suffering from depression.

He studied Veterinary Science at Bristol University, near to Exmoor National Park where he developed his free spirit and his love of walking in wide open spaces.