Filmography

Leo Houlding

38 films

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    The Asgard project Vod

    The Asgard project

    Alastair Lee (2009)

    The film follows Leo Houlding's ambitious project to make a first free ascent on the North Tower of the incredible Mt Asgard on Baffin Island deep in the Arctic. Leo teams up with fellow big wall climbing god, Stanley Leary. The duo hope to make a wingsuit descent from the summit. Arriving late in the season the trip soon begins to go wrong, after a spectacular arrival skydiving over Mt Asgard, conditions turn against the team where just reaching the base of the climb becomes a massive challenge. Prior to the Baffin Island expedition the excitement builds with extreme training trips; Speed-climbing in Riglos, Spain, Wingsuit flying in Monte Brento, Italy and free climbing on El Capitan in Yosemite.

    UK / 65 min

    The Asgard project

    Alastair Lee

    • 2009
    • UK
    • 65 min
    The film follows Leo Houlding's ambitious project to make a first free ascent on the North Tower of the incredible Mt Asgard on Baffin Island deep in the Arctic. Leo teams up with fellow big wall climbing god, Stanley Leary. The duo hope to make a wingsuit descent from the summit. Arriving late in the season the trip soon begins to go wrong, after a spectacular arrival skydiving over Mt Asgard, conditions turn against the team where just reaching the base of the climb becomes a massive challenge. Prior to the Baffin Island expedition the excitement builds with extreme training trips; Speed-climbing in Riglos, Spain, Wingsuit flying in Monte Brento, Italy and free climbing on El Capitan in Yosemite.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Hard grit DVD

    Hard grit

    Mark Turnbull (1998)

    "Hard Grit" is the definitive insight into the most beautiful, yet dangerous genre of British climbing. Played out on the gritstone edges of the Pennines, this film has, for the first time, captured truly historic ascents of grit's ultimate climbs.

    UK / 63 min

    Hard grit

    Mark Turnbull, Richard Heap

    • 1998
    • UK
    • 63 min
    "Hard Grit" is the definitive insight into the most beautiful, yet dangerous genre of British climbing. Played out on the gritstone edges of the Pennines, this film has, for the first time, captured truly historic ascents of grit's ultimate climbs.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Morir por la cima - Short version Vod

    Morir por la cima - Short version

    Pablo Martín (2016)

    Who decides how we should live our lives? Carlos Suarez, one of the leading international extreme sportsman, shows in this documentary why he chooses a life full of challenges and adventure. He offers another way to understand life, explaining why climbers risk their lives in every expedition. There are many ways of accepting that the simple fact of living means a risk. This is the 50 minutes version of the original film, which is 80 minutes long.

    Spain / 53 min

    Morir por la cima - Short version

    Pablo Martín

    • 2016
    • Spain
    • 53 min
    Who decides how we should live our lives? Carlos Suarez, one of the leading international extreme sportsman, shows in this documentary why he chooses a life full of challenges and adventure. He offers another way to understand life, explaining why climbers risk their lives in every expedition. There are many ways of accepting that the simple fact of living means a risk. This is the 50 minutes version of the original film, which is 80 minutes long.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Blocheads Vod

    Blocheads

    Alastair Lee (2016)

    A story of adventure, rocky passions and mutant fingers. It’s the story of a search for bouldering gold. In following the fearsomely strong Blocheads – as they quest for new lines and push the limits of human ability – we delve into bouldering’s murky past. Once it was just a bit of fun outside the climbing hut. Now it’s ‘a thing’. From the first recorded bouldering in the 19th century, through to the rise of this discipline as a sport. 'Blocheads' includes numerous first ascents, off-the-scale gnarly moves and hair-raising highballs.

    UK / 59 min

    Blocheads

    Alastair Lee

    • 2016
    • UK
    • 59 min
    A story of adventure, rocky passions and mutant fingers. It’s the story of a search for bouldering gold. In following the fearsomely strong Blocheads – as they quest for new lines and push the limits of human ability – we delve into bouldering’s murky past. Once it was just a bit of fun outside the climbing hut. Now it’s ‘a thing’. From the first recorded bouldering in the 19th century, through to the rise of this discipline as a sport. 'Blocheads' includes numerous first ascents, off-the-scale gnarly moves and hair-raising highballs.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Steve Backshall vs the Monster Mountain (2x50)

    Steve Backshall vs the Monster Mountain (2x50)

    Eoin O'Shea (2018)

    Steve Backshall takes on one of the most notorious and deadly mountain climbs in the world – the north face of the Eiger. After months of gruelling physical and mental training, Steve and his elite climbing team arrive in Switzerland for their attempt to climb the mountain dubbed ‘the ogre’. But they quickly discover that the vertical mile of treacherous rock isn’t the only challenge that awaits them in the Alps. Aced with brittle ice-covered cliffs, blinding blizzards and deep biting cold, Steve finds himself pushed to the very edge of his ability. And as a monster storm front moves in, heartbreaking decisions must be made in a race against time to save the expedition.

    UK / 97 min

    Steve Backshall vs the Monster Mountain (2x50)

    Eoin O'Shea

    • 2018
    • UK
    • 97 min
    Steve Backshall takes on one of the most notorious and deadly mountain climbs in the world – the north face of the Eiger. After months of gruelling physical and mental training, Steve and his elite climbing team arrive in Switzerland for their attempt to climb the mountain dubbed ‘the ogre’. But they quickly discover that the vertical mile of treacherous rock isn’t the only challenge that awaits them in the Alps. Aced with brittle ice-covered cliffs, blinding blizzards and deep biting cold, Steve finds himself pushed to the very edge of his ability. And as a monster storm front moves in, heartbreaking decisions must be made in a race against time to save the expedition.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Steve Backshall vs the Monster Mountain

    Steve Backshall vs the Monster Mountain

    Eoin O'Shea (2018)

    Steve Backshall takes on one of the most notorious and deadly mountain climbs in the world – the north face of the Eiger. After months of gruelling physical and mental training, Steve and his elite climbing team arrive in Switzerland for their attempt to climb the mountain dubbed ‘the ogre’. But they quickly discover that the vertical mile of treacherous rock isn’t the only challenge that awaits them in the Alps. Aced with brittle ice-covered cliffs, blinding blizzards and deep biting cold, Steve finds himself pushed to the very edge of his ability. And as a monster storm front moves in, heartbreaking decisions must be made in a race against time to save the expedition.

    UK / 58 min

    Steve Backshall vs the Monster Mountain

    Eoin O'Shea

    • 2018
    • UK
    • 58 min
    Steve Backshall takes on one of the most notorious and deadly mountain climbs in the world – the north face of the Eiger. After months of gruelling physical and mental training, Steve and his elite climbing team arrive in Switzerland for their attempt to climb the mountain dubbed ‘the ogre’. But they quickly discover that the vertical mile of treacherous rock isn’t the only challenge that awaits them in the Alps. Aced with brittle ice-covered cliffs, blinding blizzards and deep biting cold, Steve finds himself pushed to the very edge of his ability. And as a monster storm front moves in, heartbreaking decisions must be made in a race against time to save the expedition.

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  • Documentary / Biographical

    Bonington - Mountaineer Vod

    Bonington - Mountaineer

    Keith Partridge (2017)

    The film retraces the life of one of the world’s best-known mountaineers, Sir Chris Bonington, from his rock climbing days in the UK to visionary ascents on the peaks of the Himalayas. Stories of friendship, love, risk and loss run deep through this intimate journey of one man’s dream. The drive for exploration is echoed in the first British ascent of the north wall of the Eiger, new routes on Mont Blanc and the ascent of ‘The Old Man of Hoy’, along with the virgin summits of Annapurna 2, Nuptse, The Ogre and the Central Tower of Paine.

    UK / 79 min

    Bonington - Mountaineer

    Keith Partridge, Brian Hall

    • 2017
    • UK
    • 79 min
    The film retraces the life of one of the world’s best-known mountaineers, Sir Chris Bonington, from his rock climbing days in the UK to visionary ascents on the peaks of the Himalayas. Stories of friendship, love, risk and loss run deep through this intimate journey of one man’s dream. The drive for exploration is echoed in the first British ascent of the north wall of the Eiger, new routes on Mont Blanc and the ascent of ‘The Old Man of Hoy’, along with the virgin summits of Annapurna 2, Nuptse, The Ogre and the Central Tower of Paine.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    The last great climb Vod

    The last great climb

    Alastair Lee (2013)

    Are rock stars Leo Houlding, Sean “Stanley” Leary, and Jason Pickles up to their old tricks again? Maybe so, but they’ve brought along a few new friends and hopes of a bold new line on a remote spire in Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. They’re going big again – the majestic unclimbed Ulvetanna Peak is their goal this time. But they’re in the middle of nowhere, miserably cold, a bit delirious. Hopefully it’s nothing a little adrenaline can’t cure.

    UK / 60 min

    The last great climb

    Alastair Lee

    • 2013
    • UK
    • 60 min
    Are rock stars Leo Houlding, Sean “Stanley” Leary, and Jason Pickles up to their old tricks again? Maybe so, but they’ve brought along a few new friends and hopes of a bold new line on a remote spire in Queen Maud Land, Antarctica. They’re going big again – the majestic unclimbed Ulvetanna Peak is their goal this time. But they’re in the middle of nowhere, miserably cold, a bit delirious. Hopefully it’s nothing a little adrenaline can’t cure.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Autana Vod

    Autana

    Alastair Lee (2012)

    Teaming up with expert climbing film director Alistar Lee - Leo Holding, Sean Leary and Jason Pickles venture into the heart of the Amazon to attempt an unclimbed east face in Tepuy, Cerro Autana. After a covert journey though army checkpoints, a trip with the local Shaman, sweltering humidity and chaotic jungle travel, the intrepid climbers finally find themselves at the bottom of Cerro Autana.

    UK / 58 min

    Autana

    Alastair Lee

    • 2012
    • UK
    • 58 min
    Teaming up with expert climbing film director Alistar Lee - Leo Holding, Sean Leary and Jason Pickles venture into the heart of the Amazon to attempt an unclimbed east face in Tepuy, Cerro Autana. After a covert journey though army checkpoints, a trip with the local Shaman, sweltering humidity and chaotic jungle travel, the intrepid climbers finally find themselves at the bottom of Cerro Autana.

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  • Documentary / Historical

    The wildest dream Vod

    The wildest dream

    Anthony Geffen (2009)

    After discovering Mallory’s body on Everest in 1999, Conrad Anker’s life became intertwined with Mallory’s story. Mallory’s frozen body was found with his belongings intact; the only thing missing was a photograph of Ruth, which Mallory had promised to place on the summit. Haunted by Mallory's story, Anker returns to Everest with British climbing prodigy Leo Houlding to discover the truth about Mallory and to unravel the mysteries surrounding his disappearance. Anker and his climbing partner take on the Second Step without the use of the fixed ladder; free climbing it to evaluate if indeed Mallory was capable of climbing the Second Step himself in 1924.

    USA / 94 min

    The wildest dream

    Anthony Geffen

    • 2009
    • USA
    • 94 min
    After discovering Mallory’s body on Everest in 1999, Conrad Anker’s life became intertwined with Mallory’s story. Mallory’s frozen body was found with his belongings intact; the only thing missing was a photograph of Ruth, which Mallory had promised to place on the summit. Haunted by Mallory's story, Anker returns to Everest with British climbing prodigy Leo Houlding to discover the truth about Mallory and to unravel the mysteries surrounding his disappearance. Anker and his climbing partner take on the Second Step without the use of the fixed ladder; free climbing it to evaluate if indeed Mallory was capable of climbing the Second Step himself in 1924.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Valley uprising

    Josh Lowell (2014)

    Narrated by acclaimed actor Peter Sarsgaard (Garden State, Jarhead, An Education) and produced by Emmy Award-Winning Sender Films with Big UP Productions, Valley Uprising deftly recounts the history of Yosemite’s bold tradition: half a century of struggle against the laws of gravity, and the laws of the land.

    USA / 99 min

    Valley uprising

    Josh Lowell, Nick Rosen, Peter Mortimer

    • 2014
    • USA
    • 99 min
    Narrated by acclaimed actor Peter Sarsgaard (Garden State, Jarhead, An Education) and produced by Emmy Award-Winning Sender Films with Big UP Productions, Valley Uprising deftly recounts the history of Yosemite’s bold tradition: half a century of struggle against the laws of gravity, and the laws of the land.

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    Watch Free DVD / BLU-RAY Video on Demand
  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Obsession

    Jorge Saffie (2019)

    Short film about the intense journey of Carlos Suárez and Scott Becker to the wildest Patagonia, that culminated in a spectacular winter attempt at the Ragni route, on the west face of Cerro Torre. A film by Jorge Saffie produced by Carlos Suárez.

    Spain / 19 min

    Obsession

    Jorge Saffie

    • 2019
    • Spain
    • 19 min
    Short film about the intense journey of Carlos Suárez and Scott Becker to the wildest Patagonia, that culminated in a spectacular winter attempt at the Ragni route, on the west face of Cerro Torre. A film by Jorge Saffie produced by Carlos Suárez.

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