Leo's ascent gets Sheffield showing

3rd Feb 2011

Sheffield Telegraph (3 Feb 2011):  "Daredevil Leo Houlding is one of the big names in the UK climbing world participating in the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival next month.  The rock climber who used to live in Hathersage before relocating to Cumbria is probably best known to the public for racing Jeremy Clarkson’s Audi on Top Gear by free-climbing up and BASE jumping down the Verdon Gorge.  Houlding has since had his own TV series and has just completed a remarkable first ascent of a route he has been working on for a decade in the world’s rock-climbing mecca, Yosemite in California. His film about this climb, The Prophet, will be shown at the festival taking place on March 4-6.  On Monday the Showroom Cinema is screening highlights of last year’s festival, Best of Shaff 2010, which will include The Asgard Project. The 60-minute prizewinner at the prestigious Banff Film Festival in Canada follows Leo and his crew’s expedition to make the first free ascent climb of the daunting North Face of Mount Asgard on Baffin Island (Canadian Arctic) and then BASE jump off the top."  Read more about how Leo left James Bond's skis behind on the Sheffield Telegraph.