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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The others had kept their distance at the scene of the crime then left so as not to be late for our friend's nuptials. In a page-turning narrative, Leo describes his childhood inspirations to climb, his mentors who guided him, and the exhilaration of those teenage years when he broke into the public consciousness - such as his infamous race against Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear.

On the last morning as we said our goodbyes (snatched between violent fits of vomiting amidst my desperate hangover from the previous night's partying), Rolf, the wildest of their crew, with whom I had most bonded, took me to one side.In the meantime, I'll try to channel all the stoke and enthusiasm this book radiates into my own adventures. I was handcuffed, piled into the back of his car, driven to Washington Police Station, literally a mile from Berghaus's head office, and locked up in a cell.

He has since gone on to not only summit the world's toughest peaks, but to cross continents to explore the most extreme places our planet has to offer - from the frozen mountains of Antarctica to the jungles of South America. One Man's Legacy adds much depth to Tom Patey's character and reputation, enriching our understanding of an already legendary figure in. 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. It was the most astonishing mountain I had ever seen and inspired a life dream that I would dare in a later chapter of life. p>The data controller is Headline Publishing Group Limited.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. I took off my jacket, calmed my breath and, trying to look as relaxed as possible, began to stroll casually towards the Alfa. Biography: Leo Houlding is a world-class mountaineer, adventurer, television presenter and popular public speaker. Leo Houlding started climbing at ten years of age in the Lake District and was the youngest person (and first Briton) to free climb El Capitan in Yosemite National Park in the United States at eighteen years, which cemented his reputation. m. on a Monday and the A1 was full of rush-hour traffic that I noticed were braking dangerously to rubberneck at my display.

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. Like a lot of people, all I knew about Leo before this was the Top Gear climb but that’s just the tip of the iceberg.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. 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. Read a snippet of Leo Houlding's first book, Closer to the Edge, and find out where you can hear more from Leo himself.

As we sped down the dual carriageway the imposing, recently unveiled Anthony Gormley sculpture the Angel of the North came into view. 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. he said, attempting to make an ink impression from my granite-ravaged fingertips that left nothing more than a featureless smudge on the page. Leo Houlding is one of the world’s best climbers; big walls, Everest, triple peaks in as many days, you name it, Leo’s probably climbed it!

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. This is a very personal, from the heart, memoir of a premier big wall rock climber and members of his expedition team.



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