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Berghaus launch 'next level' Extrem mountaineering range

25th September 2016 | 0 comments

This autumn, Berghaus are launching their latest range of Extrem products, which the brand describe as ‘taking mountaineering performance to a higher level’. Tested by the likes of Leo Houlding, Mick Fowler and Angelika Rainer, the Berghaus athletes have also been actively involved in the design and development of the new range, with Houlding using the kit during his successful expedition …

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Leo Houlding completes 1,000-mile Greenland expedition

26th May 2016 | 0 comments

That man Leo Houlding has been at it again! During his latest project the climber and adventurer has completed an unsupported 1,000 mile snowkiting expedition across the Greenland ice cap.  Houlding was accompanied by friend and experienced snowkiter Bruce Corrie, and they covered the distance in under three weeks, despite being confined to their tent for days in a row during …

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Berghaus toast 30 years of Extrem

11th February 2016 | 0 comments

Back in December, Trek & Mountain was invited to visit Berghaus’ newly-refurbished and restyled headquarters in Newcastle, the reason being that 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the brand, and the 30th anniversary of its Extrem sub-brand, which it is relaunching later this year. On hand were all the Berghaus product specialists to show us around the impressive facilities from …

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'Taller than El Cap' – Houlding and co succeed on Mirror Wall

7th August 2015 | 0 comments

  With limited means of communication, the much anticipated news has finally arrived that Leo Houlding has successful led a team of five to complete the first ascent of the Mirror Wall in remote Greenland. In a quote from Houlding, he describes the Mirror Wall as, “Such a huge wall – taller than El Cap. So blank and smooth you …

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Houlding begins attempt on Mirror Wall in Arctic Greenland

13th July 2015 | 0 comments

Leo Houlding has started an attempt at a first ascent on the extremely remote Mirror Wall, a massive 1,200m high granite cliff in Arctic Greenland, an expedition which is sponsored by Berghaus. Houlding is leading a small team that hopes to be the first to complete a line on the wall’s northwest face. Those sharing lead climbing duties are Joe …

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Kendal Mountain Festival is GO!

20th November 2014 | 0 comments

It’s Thursday evening and we’ve just come from the opening ceremony of the 2014 Kendal Mountain Festival, which kickstarts three days of films, lectures and socialising in the heart of the Lake District! Crowds gathered in the centre of Kendal for the now-traditional screening of the official KMF trailer, introduced by ‘MC’ Andy Perkins and new co-patron of the festival …

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Sir Chris Bonington summits the Old Man of Hoy…. again!

19th August 2014 | 0 comments

Almost 50 years after he made the first ascent with Tom Patey and Rusty Baillie, Sir Chris Bonington has succeeded in climbing the Old Man of Hoy again, this time with fellow Berghaus athlete, Leo Houlding. Sir Chris’s achievement comes a matter of days after his 80th birthday, and he is using the opportunity to raise awareness of the illness …

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Krakow Mountain Festival 2013

9th December 2013 | 0 comments

This week sees the Krakow Mountain Festival take place, a three-day long mountain-themed event packed with talks, discussions, mountain films and more. Now in its 11th year, the festival will take place in Poland’s second largest city from December 6 – 8, while playing host to elite climbers from around the world including alpinist Leo Houlding, big wall climber Mark …