Our 2016 Guest Speaker - Leo Houlding

Leo Houlding on Mirror Wall

Meet Leo Houlding -  World class climber, alpinist and adventurer.

Leo Houlding has been a professional climber and adventurer since leaving school. World renowned for audacious ascents on epic faces documented in award winning movies including The Asgard Project, The Wildest Dream and The Last Great Climb.

Twenty years of extreme adventure have taken him from Top Gear to the top of Everest, from devastating injury to major world firsts and from terrifying BASE jumps to glorious summits of the most remote and difficult peaks on every continent.

In 2014 Leo fronted a major Discovery TV adventure series, Lost Worlds. The following summer he led a successful expedition to a magnificent and massive cliff in Arctic Greenland know as the Mirror Wall. His first major expedition since becoming a father and the loss of his great friend and partner Sean ‘Stanley”  Leary.

In this show he discusses the contrast between adventure TV and adventure film and reflects on the conflict between a life of extreme adventure, the responsibilities and homely joys of fatherhood juxtaposed against undying drive for the next great quest through the narrative of his aptly named Mirror Wall expedition.

Follow him

Sat Oct 1st | 3:30pm - 5pm | Town Hall Theatre

 Leo's talk is being presented by Irelands only adventure sport clothing brand - Portwest Ireland.

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