Leo Houlding


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Leo's name is synonymous with adventure climbing; he has consistently pushed at the limits of this game and in the process has carved out a media profile which has seen him appear on Top Gear and be pitched as one of Britain’s top ten adventurers by The Telegraph. But don’t get the wrong idea, all this media attention is well deserved – Leo is without doubt the 'real deal'.


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Bombproof Winter Mountain Shells

What's the ideal shell for Scottish winter climbing and gnarly hill walks? A beefy and protective one! Here we review tough technical jackets from 12 leading manufacturers.

Day Packs Around 20 Litres

We check out 11 smaller rucksacks for lightweight days.

OutDoor 2019 - Best in Show

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. Over three long days we saw a lot (and we mean a lot) of gear - and as ever, among the many new products shown to us by attending brands a few particularly caught our eye.

Lightweight Down Jackets

Whether you're climbing, camping or walking - or even just out in town - a light and packable down jacket is a versatile layer...

Summer Softshells

Lightweight softshell jackets are a summer staple for both walkers and climbers. We compare 11 models here.

Winter Mountain Overtrousers

We've put seven pairs of winter mountaineering shell trousers through their paces all season. Here's how they compare...

Trekking & Expedition Packs 50-70 Litres

Whether it's a weekend or a month away, rucksacks ranging from 50-70 litres should cover most needs. The 14...

Latest News from Leo's Sponsors

Announcements direct from manufacturers

Berghaus to promote diversity, inclusion and mental health with new ambassadors

Berghaus has confirmed details of four new brand ambassadors. The company has added Rhiane Fatinikun, Zahrah Mahmood, Ed Jackson and Iona Rendall to its team. All have been working with Berghaus for some time, but have now officially joined ath...

Berghaus Expedition to Mnt Roraima, Guyana: Update

Along with their local support team, the core crew of Leo Houlding, Anna Taylor, Waldo Etherington, Wilson Cutbirth, Matt Pycroft and Dan Howard have completed almost 100km of "jungle bashing" in a little over a week and are now...

Berghaus Women in Adventure at Kendal Mountain Festival

After a sell out event in 2018, Berghaus are bringing the Women in Adventure session back to Kendal. An inspirational line-up of athletes and adventurers. We're delighted to announce this year's speakers are...

Mick Fowler returns to the Himalaya in bid to make first ascent with a colostomy

Mick Fowler has returned to the Himalaya in his quest to be the first...

OutDoor 2019 - New Clothing and Packs

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the heat the...

Let Berghaus Panamax and Trailhead rucksacks take the load

For summer 2019, Berghaus has introduced a new generation of large capacity load carrying...

Excitement builds for biggest ever Berghaus Dragon's Back Race

Anticipation is building as the world of mountain running turns its eyes to Wales and the...

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