Leo Houlding


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Leo's name is synonymous with adventure climbing; he has consistently pushed at the limits of this game and in the process has carved out a media profile which has seen him appear on Top Gear and be pitched as one of Britain’s top ten adventurers by The Telegraph. But don’t get the wrong idea, all this media attention is well deserved – Leo is without doubt the 'real deal'.


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Feature Leo Houlding - Excerpt from Closer to the Edge

Read a snippet of Leo Houlding's first book, Closer to the Edge, and find out where you can hear more from Leo himself.

Press Release Leo Houlding tours Closer to the Edge to UK Theatres

Considered one of the all-time best adventure climbers, Leo Houlding is renowned for audacious ascents of some of the world's toughest climbs - from Everest/Chomolungma to the most remote mountain on the planet, Spectre - and now...

Latest Reviews for Leo's Sponsors

Reviews from the UKC editorial team

Vertex - DMM's lightest ever technical axe

Filling an intermediate niche between DMM's existing ice axes, the Vertex is technically capable on lower grade climbs, yet not too souped-up for walking terrain. Dan Bailey is smitten by this versatile, modular lightweight.

Berghaus MTN Seeker GTX Jacket - a lot of shell for your money

With its durable feel, generous cut, and plenty of useful features, the MTN Seeker GTX Jacket offers a great entry-level winter mountaineering shell for those not wanting to break the bank with a premium Gore Pro (or similar)...

UKC / UKH Gear of the Year 2022

Our hard working review team get through a mountain of kit every year. Amongst it all some items stand out from the crowd, and after much deliberation we've managed to boil it down to a selection of favourites. So here it is, our Gear of the Year 2022.

Berghaus Mtn Guide GTX Pro Jacket Marks Return of the Extrem Range

This season Berghaus have relaunched their technical mountain-oriented Extrem range, after a...

Berghaus Paclite Dynak jacket

Lightweight, well cut, and highly breathable, the Paclite Dynak Jacket isn't a lot of shell for your money, say Fliss Freeborn...

If it Ain't Broke - Gear that Goes On and On

In these days of growing environmental concern and shrinking budgets, we can't all be constantly buying brand...

Berghaus Embira Tights

Light, stretchy, and breathable, these leggings have proved great for hillwalking, says Sarah Douglas.

Latest News from Leo's Sponsors

Announcements direct from manufacturers

Berghaus Teams up with Zahrah Mahmood to Launch Performance Hijab

Berghaus has launched its first hijab, designed to perform during a wide range of outdoor activities. Developed in collaboration with brand ambassador Zahrah Mahmood, also known as the Hillwalking Hijabi, the product incorporates techni...

Berghaus continues positive business journey with B Corp certification

Berghaus is now B Corp certified and will use the status as a catalyst to strive for even higher social and environmental standards. As a B Corporation, the North East England based company has joined a globally...

Berghaus to help champion outdoor accessibility at Sheffield Adventure Film Festi

Berghaus has teamed up with Coldhouse Collective and Danielle Sellwood to present a programme of accessible events at the 2023 Sheffield Adventure Film Festival (ShAFF). 'Access All Areas: Accessible...

Join Berghaus and Nevisport for an evening with Ed Jackson in Fort William

Berghaus has teamed up with Nevisport for a special event in Fort William...

Double Award Success Heralds The Return of Berghaus Extrem

Berghaus is celebrating after two products in its Extrem range secured major industry awards....

House of the Gods - new movie takes viewers on a unique journey to the lost world

An award winning adventure film with a difference is now available to...

Extrem is Back

Lying at the heart of Berghaus since 1986, the iconic Extrem range returns to the peaks this Winter, continuing its mission to...

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