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


by Houlding, Leo | Memoirs
Published 06/07/2023 by Headline Publishing Group (Headline Book Publishing) in the United Kingdom
Paperback | 368 pages

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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. He has since gone on to summit the world’s toughest peaks and explore the most extreme places on our planet. 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. 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. What drives him? 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.

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