24 January, 2013

Success! Leo & Team summit Ulvetanna

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Success! Leo & Team summit Ulvetanna

We’ve just heard from Leo Houlding and his team in Antarctica that they’ve successfully summited Ulvetanna.

Leo and the team set off in December to make an attempt on an unclimbed route of the 1,300m  peak located in Queen Maud Land, eastern Antarctica.

The team celebrated Christmas and New Year in a stunning base camp before heading to the wall for 10 days climbing with the constant threat of bad weather.

Leo described the climb before setting off:

“Since I first heard of this otherworldly peak more than a decade ago I have dreamed of amassing the skill, strength and support necessary to reach this most elusive mountain.  Ulvetanna presents me and my team with a truly formidable challenge, which is exactly what draws us to it.

Leo Houlding climbing Ulvetanna

“After long preparation, our goal it is finally upon the horizon.  I have assembled a first-class crew and between us we now have a wealth of relevant experienced.  Crucially, during the last year, Berghaus, my team and I have gone to new lengths to develop, test and refine the very best kit required for this most extreme adventure.”

We’ll supply more details as they come in but a huge congratulations for the team.

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  1. Hi Leo, Jason and the Team, we have watched your journey with bated breath; many congratulations on your successful ascent of Ulvetanna.

    Helen Rogers

  2. Congratulations, hope to see the pictures @ keswick mountain festival sometime in the future. The old ones have had a good run, time to hang up there mikes

    frank lewis

  3. hi leo you were great I love you!!!!!!! you were brilliant

    jay green

  4. Well done Jason and team, what a guy!
    Remember ‘the rocket’ you crashed!! I DO.
    Its funny you can climb 1300m up a vertical peak but couldnt get ‘the rocket’ to go 20m

    Best Wishes on your next adventure
    Be Safe Neil.


  5. Hi Leo, you are a great climber and probably the best of all climbers. Well done on your expedition to Antartica. Good luck on your next climb.

    Joe Harrison

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