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Premier Post - Leo Houlding: Amazon to Antarctica

Speakers from the Edge - on 10 Sep 2013
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Leo Houlding will be on tour this November talking about his two 2012 expeditions deep into the Amazon jungle and to the centre of the Antarctic wilderness.

Cerro Autana is a sacred mountain deep in the Venezuelan jungle. Just to reach the mountain, Leo faced deadly snakes, searing heat, swarms of insects and a terrifying encounter with a shamans blow pipe - a tale Indiana Jones would be proud of.



Ulvetanna, “the wolfs tooth” in Norwegian, is a 4500ft cliff situated in Queen Maud Land a remote, rarely visited area of Antarctica. It is the hardest summit to reach on the harshest continent on Earth. Temperatures of minus 40, hurricane force winds and a remoteness unlike anywhere else on Earth. Leo successfully completed the fist ascent of the remarkable mile long NE ridge in January 2013, his most desperate challenge to date.

Leo will be talking about both adventures in this new talk, illustrated with world-class photography and film-footage shot by the multi award winning film-maker Alastair Lee.

DATES & VENUES: NOVEMBER

Wed 6th MALVERN Malvern Theatres 01684 892 277
Thu 7th SHEFFIELD SUSU 0114 222 8777
Sat 9th SHREWSBURY Severn Theatre 01743 281281
Sun 10th CIRENCESTER Sundial Theatre 01285 654228
Wed 13th DERBY Darwin Suite 01332 255 800
Mon 18th DURHAM The Gala 03000 266600
Wed 20th INVERNESS Eden Court 01463 239841
Thu 21st ABERDEEN Lemon Tree 01224 641122
Fri 22nd EDINBURGH Ratho 0131 333 6333
Wed 27th BIRMINGHAM Town Hall 0121 345 0603
Thu 28th LONDON Union Chapel, Islington www.unionchapel.org.uk
Fri 29th BRECON Theatr Brycheiniog 01874 611622
Sat 30th CAERNARFON Galeri 01286 685222

DECEMBER
Sun 1st BUXTON Arts Centre 0845 127 2190
Tue 3rd LANCASTER The Dukes 01524 598500

For more information please visit http://www.speakersfromtheedge.com/theatre-tours/leo-houlding-amazon-antarctica
scarface - on 18 Sep 2013
In reply to Speakers from the Edge:

I went to a preview this yar, highly recommended. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
scarface - on 18 Sep 2013
In reply to Speakers from the Edge:

Not yar, year.
TomBaker - on 23 Sep 2013
In reply to Speakers from the Edge:

Why do these things never even happen close to the south coast!

Shortest Journey from Dorset would be getting to London so at least a 2 hour journey :(
ow arm - on 03 Oct 2013
In reply to Speakers from the Edge: sweet, theres one in caernarfon, how unexpected
martinph78 on 13 Oct 2013
In reply to Speakers from the Edge: Got my ticket booked for Durham and I can't wait! Really looking forward to seeing Leo speak.

I haven't seen Autana yet, it's on my Xmas wish list! I did buy the Expedition Lite pack the other day though, as tested by Leo and the gang in Antarctica!

Did I mention I can't wait for this?

:)

Speakers from the Edge - on 07 Nov 2013
In reply to Speakers from the Edge: Thanks to all who came to Malvern last night - lots of nice twitter comments :-) Nice to be home in Sheffield tonight - hope to see lots of you there
Joss - on 10 Nov 2013
In reply to Speakers from the Edge:

Watched this last night at Shrewsbury..awesome, as ever. Superb stories.
martinph78 on 13 Nov 2013
In reply to Speakers from the Edge: Roll on Monday!
martinph78 on 18 Nov 2013
In reply to Martin1978: Awesome show, proper adventures! Cheers Leo :)

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