Closer to the Edge: Climbing to the Ends of the Earth

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Closer to the Edge: Climbing to the Ends of the Earth

Closer to the Edge: Climbing to the Ends of the Earth

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It was to Norway with a strong team that included renowned alpinist Andy Cave and the sport climber Neil Gresham, who had recently turned to trad, making the third ascent of Johnny's famous route Indian Face.

The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others.One of Great Britain's finest climbers and adventurers, Leo Houlding started out climbing at ten years of age in the Lake District literally learning the ropes tackling the many peaks and crags the area was famous for. m. on a Monday and the A1 was full of rush-hour traffic that I noticed were braking dangerously to rubberneck at my display. Honest, raw and exhilarating, Closer to the Edge is Leo's 'warts-and-all' insight into the extreme life of one of Britain's best climbers who is active today and still planning epic adventures. A condensed and engaging biography of Leo Houlding mixed with breathtaking adventures, a delicate balancing act of danger and pushing the limits.

In the meantime, I'll try to channel all the stoke and enthusiasm this book radiates into my own adventures. Closer to the Edge is the story of a remarkable climber and free spirit who has been at the top of his game for over thirty years, with still more mountains to explore. Closer to the Edge is the story of a remarkable climber and free spirit who has been at the top of his game for over thirty years, with still more mountains to explore. Excuse me, sir, I believe that was you up there and I am arresting you for a breach of the peace,' he said in his Mackem – not to be confused with Geordie – accent in the politest fashion the predicament could allow.We all stayed with Trym in his tiny studio apartment, where we completely filled the entire floor space, bedded down in our sleeping bags. Join Leo at the Royal Geographical Society, for the launch of his new book, as well as discussion about this and other exciting projects. Honing his skills as he grew, Leo would travel abroad becoming the first Brit to free climb El Capitan in Yosemite National Park in the United States at eighteen years of age, which cemented his reputation as a world class climber.

Honest, raw and exhilarating, Closer to the Edge will be a ‘warts-and-all’ insight into the extreme life of one of Britain’s best mountaineer adventurers. The social event of the year for outdoor people takes place across the town from 17th-20th November. In September 1998, shortly after my eighteenth birthday, I made my first trip to the Yosemite Valley in California and nothing would ever look quite the same again. Just decades ago women were unable to compete in traditional mountain races, yet today we see female runners winning ultra distance events outright. During such explorations he has had to deal with tragedy when close friends and colleagues have been killed or badly injured, and he will discuss how you deal with such loss and carry on.

Closer to the Edge' is Leo's 'warts-and-all' insight into the extreme life of one of Britain's best climbers who is active today and still planning epic adventures. Biography: Leo Houlding is a world-class mountaineer, adventurer, television presenter and popular public speaker.

The car swerved onto the exit ramp, drifting tyres screeched around the roundabout and we slammed to halt in the lay-by beneath the Angel. We were heartily welcomed into the close-knit Stavanger climbing community and I was introduced to characters who proved influential in later years, including Sindre Bo, Rolf Bae and Robert Caspersen. How does he assess risk and judge what level he’ll take himself to be successful, and how does he balance this with teaching his own children the lessons he has learnt in some of the world’s most dangerous and extreme places.

Amazing story of adventure, but which also inspires to find one's own adventure, whatever that may be (climbing or otherwise). It was Ivar Erik Tollefsen's coffee-table photobook of the first climbing expedition, one he had led to the astounding other-worldly peaks of Queen Maud Land in the Norwegian sector of Antarctica where he and Caspersen had made the first ascent of the mighty Ulvetanna ('the wolf's fang').



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