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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Leo Houlding snow-kiting Antarctica and the Organ Pipe Peaks

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12/12/2017

Leo Houlding is currently in Antarctica with Jean Burgun, an alpinist and cutting edge snow-kiter from the French Alps who ‘kites to ascend low technicality alpine climbs in minutes’, and Mark Sedon, a filmmaker and experienced mountain guide from New Zealand. They are three weeks into a three month trip. The plan is a 2000km traverse of the continent using traditional sledge-hauling on cross country skis, but with a modern twist - snow kites to help pull them along. The trip also has a climbing objective: the team are currently exploring the Organ Pipe Peaks in the Gothic Mountains.
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INTERNATIONAL

Leo Houlding and team succeed on Mirror Wall in Greenland

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01/08/2015

Despite challenging conditions including illness, crevasse falls, storms and plundering polar bears, Leo Houlding and a small team of Brits have climbed a new line on an epic 1,200m granite big wall in Arctic Greenland. Leo described Mirror Wall as: "A beautiful tombstone of glass-smooth granite, taller than El Capitan’s Dawn Wall and set in this pristine but harsh Arctic wilderness."
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Alastair Lee: Life after the Leo Trilogy and his brand new 'Brit Rock' Film Tour

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12/09/2014

Multi-award-winning filmmaker Alastair Lee talks getting into the British adventure film industry (and why now's the time to do it), what Leo Houlding's really like, why he'd like to peel back the layers on Shauna Coxsey, and the idea behind his brand new Brit Rock Film Tour. Sarah Stirling interviews.
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INTERNATIONAL

Major new route in Antarctica by Houlding and team

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28/01/2013

In late January, after a year spent organising the project, Leo Houlding, Sean Leary (USA), Alastair Lee, Jason Pickles and Chris Rabone stood on the summit of Ulvetanna, having made the first ascent of the huge northeast ridge.
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GENERAL

Niall Grimes at Kendal

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15/12/2010

Our man Niall Grimes was at Kendal Film Festival this year - taking on big stars of the climbing world in front of the camera.
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CLUBS

Our sporting life - what inspires you?

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07/01/2009

Julie Summers, Mountain Heritage Trust's Vice-Chair, reports on the launch of an ambitious project that will celebrate the heritage of four hundred and fifty sports - including ours - that are practiced regularly in Britain today.
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INTERNATIONAL

Anker and Houlding prepare for Everest summit

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07/06/2007

Conrad Anker and Leo Houlding are due to start an Everest summit attempt tomorrow (Friday 8 June) as part of an expedition which has been retracing the steps of George Mallory and Sandy Irvine's fateful journey for a docu-drama.
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