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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Interview Loki's Mischief: Leo Houlding on his Return to Mount Asgard

This summer, Leo Houlding returned to Arctic Canada for some unfinished business on the North Wall of Mount Asgard on Baffin Island. Alongside Waldo Etherington and Wilson Cutbirth, Leo planned to free the 17-pitch route Inukshuk (VI 5....

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

Berghaus Revolut Active Walking Shoes

If you don't need a full boot, but prefer something a bit more supportive and weatherproof than a typical running shoe, then these robust shoes might be just up your street. Also good for muddy footpaths and soggy beaches, says Chris Scaife.

Gear of the Year 2023

Our reviewers see a lot of gear, and while most is pretty good there will always be a few real stand-outs. Looking back over the last 12 months of rigorous in-the-field use, the review team have picked their personal highlights. Here it is, our Gear of the Year...

Berghaus Men's and Women's MTN Guide Alpine Pant

Fiona Reid and Mike Watson try out some light softshell trousers designed for summer in the Alps, but equally suited to climbing, scrambling and hillwalking closer to home.

Recycled Gear - Reducing Our Impact

With a growing awareness of environmental issues, and the urgent need for greater sustainability, many outdoor brands...

Berghaus Mtn Guide Hyper Alpha Jacket - Madness or Genius?

An unconventional marriage of waterproof and fleece in one lightweight shell, the Hyper Alpha defies...

OTS 2023 - Climbing Gear

At OTS 2023 in Liverpool we got a chance to check out some of the new climbing gear due to hit the shelves next year: a range of...

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...

Latest News from Leo's Sponsors

Announcements direct from manufacturers

Berghaus Freeflow - a new dimension for ventilated packs

Berghaus has launched a new generation of Freeflow daysacks, using 3D technology to deliver innovation in packs. The 2024 Freeflow system has been engineered to deliver genuine evolution in frame design, suspending the pack away from the back w...

Sir Chris Bonington encourages 'A Cold Embrace' in new film

Berghaus has teamed up with climbing icon Sir Chris Bonington and creative outfit Casa Colombo to present a new short film. 'A Cold Embrace' combines reworked original footage from the 1970s and 1980s with a narration by Sir...

New profile film on Mick Fowler and five decades of climbing

Outdoor retailer Blacks has teamed up with Berghaus athlete Mick Fowler to reflect on his climbing career of almost 50 years on film. As part of Blacks' Everyday Life Outdoors series, the 15-minute production includes an...

Short film 'Freya' unveils how the outdoors unleashes neurodiversity superpowers

The short film 'Freya' is now available to watch on YouTube. Directed...

Berghaus at Kendal Mountain Festival

Berghaus has confirmed details of its packed programme at this year's Kendal Mountain Festival (KMF), from 17-19...

Write a review, win £100 DMM kit!

We want your help to populate our product reviews with your experience in using them, and you could win £100 of DMM...

Berghaus MTN Guide Hyper Alpha

In the MTN Guide Hyper Alpha, Berghaus has brought together two high performance fabrics to create an ultra-lightweight...

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