Leo Houlding Live On Everest!
Videos, diaries, biometric data and costume drama live from the top of the world...
Posted: 9 May 2007
scooped the world a few weeks back when we revealed that top rock
climber Leo Houlding was off to Everest to play the
part of Sandy Irvine in a recreation of the 1924 attempt - now we can reveal that the
all-singing, all-dancing web site covering the expedition is
The site launched to track the progress of Berghaus-sponsored Leo (right)
along with top US mountaineer Conrad Anker on the mountain is
jam-packed with feed-back from the team including regularly updated
video diaries, photos and a lot more.
Extras include the body zone, where the climbers will update their
biometric data every day, so you can find out how they're handling
the altitude, or not... A daily weather check - right now it's
apparently a balmy 12C at basecamp - and a lot of background
information. It's one of those sites where you just keep finding more
and more stuff to sneak a look at.
It's all part of the Altitude Everest Expedition 2007, run by
Altitude Films and one of the main aims is to find further clues to
the ongoing Mallory mystery.
Mallory and Irvine - as if you didn't know by now - were last seen
a few hundred yards below the summit of Everest, in 1924, but no-one
knows whether or not they completed the ascent before their death.
In 1999, Conrad Anker discovered Mallory's body on the mountain,
and he's now joined by Brit' Leo Houlding for a Touching the
Void-style documentary on the subject. Leo's on-screen experience
racing Jeremy Clarkson up the Verdon Gorge should come in useful
The programme won't reach your screens until next year, but in the
meantime, it's well worth checking on the climbers' progress on
Everest, especially for anyone with an interest in the effects of
altitude on the body or high altitude costume drama...
Full details at www.ueverest.com.
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