Leo Houlding

One of the worlds best adventure climbers

If modern British adventure has a face, it looks a lot like Leo Houlding. Based in the Lake District, UK, he is one of Britain's top climbers and among the best in the world.

Pushing the limits of exploratory adventure by taking the ultimate in extreme sports to the most extreme environments, Leo is still planning epic adventures to the most remote corners of Earth - from the frozen mountains of Antarctica to the sweltering jungles of South America.

New book just out!


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. Learn about what drives him, how he assesses risk and the lessons he teaches his own children from the world's most dangerous and extreme places.

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Closer To The Edge Book By Leo Houlding

A world class climber, alpinist and adventurer

Leo Houlding is a veteran of a score of epic ascents, including Everest, but specialises in free climbing the most technical peaks and biggest walls in the world.

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