Leo Houlding: from Everest to Reality TV

Fresh from the summit of Everest and the filming of a reenactment of George Mallory and Sandy Irvine's Everest attempt of 1924, Leo Houlding continues to supplant his mentor Sir Chris Bonington as the darling of the mainstream media. Leo, a Berghaus sponsored athlete, has several TV, film and internet video credits to his name as well as being a world-class climber, mountaineer, slackliner and para-alpinist.

After appearing in the BBC Extreme Lives documentary 'My Right Foot', that charted Leo's recovery back to fitness after a career-threatening accident and racing Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson in the Verdon Gorge, Leo will now be presenting a "a global adrenaline-fuelled adventure for a new reality show" that will feature young people, " wrestling with African crocodiles and learning headhunter skills in Papua New Guinea."

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3 Jul, 2007
Bear Grylls must be shitting himself now that a REAL adventure athelete is on the scene. Go Leo!
3 Jul, 2007
Damn right!!
3 Jul, 2007
He already has all the hype with this "recreating Mallory/Irving" bullshit. As far as I can tell all(!) they did is climb the same route as the one attempted by Mallory/Irving - they didn't re-create anything.
4 Jul, 2007
Does it matter? If he can find a gap in the market and exploit it then all power to him.
4 Jul, 2007
First repeat of the Huber's El Nino on El Cap, freed nine out of ten pitches of Yosemite’s 'The West Face' on the Leaning Tower, climbed E9, first free ascent of the Casserato pillar on Fitzroy, Everest, he whooped the ass of Jeremy Clarkson, jumps off cliffs and things......Oh and he switched the Christmas Lights on at Kendal. World-class adventure athlete by my standards and I'm a cynical bastard. Mick
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