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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 …

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EXCLUSIVE! Leo Houlding Ulvetanna interview

13th November 2013 | 0 comments

With the premiere of ‘The Last Great Climb’ this week, Leo Houlding and Alastair Lee have – in Doug Scott’s words – “taken climbing films to a whole new level”. We spoke to Houlding over the summer about the incredible logistics and skill required to not only climb the fearsome north east ridge of Ulvetanna, but to film the whole adventure as well.

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The Last Great Climb premieres in London

29th October 2013 | 0 comments

The world premiere of Alastair Lee’s new film, The Last Great Climb, is to showcase in London’s West End next month. Set in the mountains of Queen Maud Land, Antarctica, the 2013 climbing documentary follows the story of British speed climber Leo Houlding, big wall expert Jason Pickles and climber Sean ‘Stanley’ Leary as they attempt to make the first …

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New Houlding/Lee film trailer goes live

21st June 2013 | 0 comments

The trailer for the next cinematic epic from Leo Houlding and Alastair Lee can now be viewed at www.thelastgreatclimb.com In the film, Houlding and his climbing team of Jason Pickles and Sean Leary travel to the Antarctic to attempt to scale the NE Ridge of Ulvetanna (‘The Wolf’s Tooth’) which is the hardest climb on the most inhospitable continent on …

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Houlding to take on 'last great climb' in Antarctica

19th November 2012 | 0 comments

Hot on the heels of the release of Autana – the film of his Venezuelan adventure to the tepui Cerro Autana – climber and adventurer Leo Houlding has announced details of his next expedition. In December, he will lead a team to Antarctica and make an attempt on a new route on the north east ridge of Ulvetanna.  Houlding has …