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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