Tom Livingstone


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Tom Livingstone is a 27-year-old climber and writer based in North Wales, UK.

He has a penchant for trad, winter and alpine climbing - the bigger and harder, the better.

Tom is an acclaimed outdoor writer, and you can read some of his published pieces here. His writing has appeared nationally and internationally, in print and online.

Some of his favourite routes include Cracking Up (IX,9), The Fourth Dimension (E7 6c), Fun or Fear (ED3), Rare Lichen (E9 6c), The Secret (IX, 9), Divine Providence (ED3), and a winter ascent of the Walker Spur (ED3), but he's still psyched for more.

He works as an outdoor instructor, holding the Mountain Leader and Single Pitch Award, and as an IRATA Level 2 Rope Access technician.

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Fun or Fear: Tom Livingstone and Uisdean Hawthorn  © Tom Livingstone

Fri Night Vid Fun or Fear - New Route in the Revelations, Alaska

Our Friday Night Video this week is an expedition to the Revelations Range in Alaska. Tom Livingstone and Uisdean Hawthorn attempt the unclimbed north face of Mt. Jezebel (2880m) but due to severe weather, turn their attention to the east face. Pe...

Tom Livingstone  © Tom Livingstone
Tom Livingstone  © Tom Livingstone

Article Tom Livingstone - Style Matters

Tom Livingstone reflects on what style means to him in the context of climbing, and beyond... Style is embodied in adventure of the unknown. A guaranteed route in the mountains holds no appeal. For me, alpinism is starting in the dead of night, following the...

Aleš, Tom and Luka at Base Camp.  © Tom Livingstone
Aleš, Tom and Luka at Base Camp.  © Tom Livingstone

Interview Tom Livingstone on Latok I

A British-Slovenian team consisting of Tom Livingstone, Aleš Česen and Luka Strazar made the coveted first ascent of Latok I (7145m) in the Pakistan Karakoram from the North earlier this month. Initial misinterpreted reports relayed by sponsors were confusing,...

Aleš Česen, Tom Livingstone and Luka Strazar.  © Aleš Česen
Aleš Česen, Tom Livingstone and Luka Strazar.  © Aleš Česen

Newsflash Latok I North Ridge line by Livingstone, Česen and Strazar

A British-Slovenian team consisting of Tom Livingstone, Aleš Česen and Luka Strazar have made...

Marc-Andre follows Tom up a mixed pitch.  © Tom Livingstone
Marc-Andre follows Tom up a mixed pitch.  © Tom Livingstone

News First Winter Ascent on Mt. Slesse by Leclerc and Livingstone

British alpinist Tom Livingstone is currently in the Cascade Mountains of British Columbia, Canada...

Tom traversing carefully on the Longhope Route E7 6c  © Tony Stone
Tom traversing carefully on the Longhope Route E7 6c  © Tony Stone

News Longhope Route E7 for Tom Livingstone and Tony Stone

Tom Livingstone and Tony Stone have climbed The Longhope Route (E7 6c) on St. John's Head, Hoy, established...

Pete Graham and Tom Livingstone  © Tom Livingstone
Pete Graham and Tom Livingstone  © Tom Livingstone

News Winter Ascent of Walker Spur for Livingstone and Graham

Tom Ripley atop the Japanese Couloir  © Tom Ripley / Tom Livingstone
Tom Ripley atop the Japanese Couloir  © Tom Ripley / Tom Livingstone

Features Trip Report: Young Brits on Denali's Cassin Ridge


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It's an excellent lightweight down bag for summer use  © Richard Prideaux

Mountain Equipment Firefly Sleeping Bag

The Firefly is the lightest, 'most efficient' sleeping bag Mountain Equipment have yet made, they say, offering 'reliable warmth for minimum weight'. So how did Richard Prideaux get on with it?

Sport Climbing Harness review  © UKC Gear
Sport Climbing Harness review  © UKC Gear

Lightweight Sport Climbing Harnesses

For a dedicated sport climbing harness you will want something light, comfortable and fairly simple. In this group test the UKC team go through some of the best lightweight sport harnesses on offer.

Trango portrait  © Toby Archer
Trango portrait  © Toby Archer

La Sportiva Trango Tower Extreme GTX

With a lightweight upper and an excellent balance of support and nimble-footedness, the Trango Tower Extreme GTX are superb technical mountain boots, says Toby Archer. So it's a shame the soles seem to wear so quickly.

Women's down jackets thumbnail  © UKC Gear
Women's down jackets thumbnail  © UKC Gear

Women's Midweight Down Jackets

Ten women's down jackets from leading brands go head-to-head in this comprehensive group test. What does 'midweight' even mean?...

It's a warm and robust mat for serious mountain and winter use  © Dan Bailey
It's a warm and robust mat for serious mountain and winter use  © Dan Bailey

Mountain Equipment Aerostat Down 7.0 Mat

Robust, comfy and very very warm, the Aerostat 7.0 is a serious camping mat for seriously cold places - but one that'd...

They're a fantastic all-round technical tool  © UKC Gear
They're a fantastic all-round technical tool  © UKC Gear

Petzl NOMIC and ERGONOMIC

Martin McKenna makes the best of a lean season to trial Petzl's two new top-end technical ice tools.

Double thumbs up for the Skwamas...and knee bar rests...  © UKC Gear
Double thumbs up for the Skwamas...and knee bar rests...  © UKC Gear

La Sportiva Women's Otaki & Skwama

In 2018 La Sportiva greatly increased their range of women's climbing shoes. From this extended range, the Skwama and Otaki...


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Petzl Helmets - Top and Side Protection

Petzl's latest helmets guarantee a certain level of protection throughout the entire helmet and not just the top. These helmets carry Petzl's proprietary label--TOP AND SIDE PROTECTION--for easy identification.

La Sportiva Bushido II

The Bushido II is a super light, extra grippy and aggressive shoe designed to ensure perfect stability and support on all types of off-road terrain from canal foot paths to the trail of the Lake District.

ispo 2019 Footwear and Packs  © UKC
ispo 2019 Footwear and Packs  © UKC

ISPO 2019 - New Footwear and Packs

The annual ISPO trade show, which brings the world's outdoor industry together under one roof (or a series of gigantic roofs) in Munich, has just wrapped up for 2019. Heavy snowfall gave this year's event a suitably wintry feel, and if we'd really...

ISPO 2019 Clothing  © UKC
ISPO 2019 Clothing  © UKC

ISPO 2019 - New Clothing Roundup

The annual ISPO trade show, which brings the world's outdoor industry together under one roof (or a series of gigantic...

ispo 2019 Climbing Hardware  © UKC
ispo 2019 Climbing Hardware  © UKC

ISPO 2019 - New Climbing Hardware Roundup

The annual ISPO trade show, which brings the world's outdoor industry together under one roof (or a series of...

OutDoor 2018 - Packs  © Nick Brown - UKC
OutDoor 2018 - Packs  © Nick Brown - UKC

OutDoor 2018 - Packs

The UKC/UKH team have just returned from the final OutDoor show at Friedrichshafen. We saw hundreds of innovative, colourful...

OutDoor 2018 - Clothing  © UKC
OutDoor 2018 - Clothing  © UKC

OutDoor 2018 - Clothing

The UKC/UKH team have just returned from the final OutDoor show at Friedrichshafen. We saw hundreds of innovative, colourful and...