Filmography

Leo Houlding

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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 / Chronicle

    Hook or book

    Hook or book

    Robert Nicod (2004)

    El Capitan, in the Yosemite Valley, is one of the most mythical places for the climbers. Every year, the mountaineering elite spread on its walls in search for the fascination of the emptiness. The film, with interviews and significant images, follows the preparations and ascent of El Capitan by an elite group of mountaineers: Scott Burk, Leo Houlding, Jim Bridwell, Jean Mars Troussier and Valerio Fulco. Despite the technical difficulties of the climb, humour is one of the essential ingredients of this adventure.

    France / 28 min

    Hook or book

    Robert Nicod

    • 2004
    • France
    • 28 min
    El Capitan, in the Yosemite Valley, is one of the most mythical places for the climbers. Every year, the mountaineering elite spread on its walls in search for the fascination of the emptiness. The film, with interviews and significant images, follows the preparations and ascent of El Capitan by an elite group of mountaineers: Scott Burk, Leo Houlding, Jim Bridwell, Jean Mars Troussier and Valerio Fulco. Despite the technical difficulties of the climb, humour is one of the essential ingredients of this adventure.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    The adventure is not yet over

    The adventure is not yet over

    Richard Else (2004)

    One of the best of the new generation of young climbers, Leo Houlding, teams up with one of the greatest legends in mountaineering, Sir Chris Bonington to celebrate his 70th birthday. They travel out to Australia to the fabulous Blue Mountains near Sydney. 

    UK / 39 min

    The adventure is not yet over

    Richard Else

    • 2004
    • UK
    • 39 min
    One of the best of the new generation of young climbers, Leo Houlding, teams up with one of the greatest legends in mountaineering, Sir Chris Bonington to celebrate his 70th birthday. They travel out to Australia to the fabulous Blue Mountains near Sydney. 

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    So far west... It's quicker to go east

    So far west... It's quicker to go east

    Leo Houlding (2002)

    Leo Houlding and his friends narrate a day of bouldering at Fontainbleu, France. They concentrate their whole effort on a single slab problem, achieving it in a lot of different intimidating styles. This raw and humourous short film captures the essence of bouldering; falling, sticking it or not as a team of British climbers party and climb and Leo Houlding sets the pace and adds a new meaning to getting the place hopping.

    UK / 8 min

    So far west... It's quicker to go east

    Leo Houlding

    • 2002
    • UK
    • 8 min
    Leo Houlding and his friends narrate a day of bouldering at Fontainbleu, France. They concentrate their whole effort on a single slab problem, achieving it in a lot of different intimidating styles. This raw and humourous short film captures the essence of bouldering; falling, sticking it or not as a team of British climbers party and climb and Leo Houlding sets the pace and adds a new meaning to getting the place hopping.

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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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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    The Prophet Vod

    The Prophet

    Alastair Lee (2010)

    There's no hiding from the fact that the main event on the Psyche II dvd is this film! Following the UK's top big wall climber Leo Houlding as he revisits his 10 year project; 'The Prophet', an exceptionally steep, loose and difficult route on the east face of Yosemite's El Cap. Leo describes the route as 'the wildest climb I've ever been on'. This has to be seen to be believed, crazy climbing.

    UK / 43 min

    The Prophet

    Alastair Lee

    • 2010
    • UK
    • 43 min
    There's no hiding from the fact that the main event on the Psyche II dvd is this film! Following the UK's top big wall climber Leo Houlding as he revisits his 10 year project; 'The Prophet', an exceptionally steep, loose and difficult route on the east face of Yosemite's El Cap. Leo describes the route as 'the wildest climb I've ever been on'. This has to be seen to be believed, crazy climbing.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Oceans of fear Vod

    Oceans of fear

    Alastair Lee (2010)

    This time we follow Leo Houlding on his life long dream of climbing a big wall in South Africa as he makes a fast repeat of the incredible 'Oceans of Fear' in the stunning Klein Winter Hoek.

    UK / 10 min

    Oceans of fear

    Alastair Lee

    • 2010
    • UK
    • 10 min
    This time we follow Leo Houlding on his life long dream of climbing a big wall in South Africa as he makes a fast repeat of the incredible 'Oceans of Fear' in the stunning Klein Winter Hoek.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Jim Bridwell - The American living legend DVD

    Jim Bridwell - The American living legend

    Michele Radici (2005)

    Jim Bridwell was one of the best rock climbesr of the world in the 70’s.The documentary follows Bridwell’s career from the beginning to the last climbs in 2001.The film presents also some of his climbing partners, such as Leo Houlding and Ron Kauk.

    Italy / 54 min

    Jim Bridwell - The American living legend

    Michele Radici

    • 2005
    • Italy
    • 54 min
    Jim Bridwell was one of the best rock climbesr of the world in the 70’s.The documentary follows Bridwell’s career from the beginning to the last climbs in 2001.The film presents also some of his climbing partners, such as Leo Houlding and Ron Kauk.

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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 / Climbing Journal

    On sight Vod

    On sight

    Alastair Lee (2008)

    "On Sight" is the fruition of an idea that many considered impossible: a film capturing the blood, sweat and mystery of on-sight climbing as it happens. The result is a tense, profound and often hilariously funny portrait of climbing's most elusive realm, and a deep insight into what drives the climbers who explore it.

    UK / 67 min

    On sight

    Alastair Lee

    • 2008
    • UK
    • 67 min
    "On Sight" is the fruition of an idea that many considered impossible: a film capturing the blood, sweat and mystery of on-sight climbing as it happens. The result is a tense, profound and often hilariously funny portrait of climbing's most elusive realm, and a deep insight into what drives the climbers who explore it.

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    Availability

    DVD / BLU-RAY Video on Demand

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