Leo Houlding's New TV Series

Top climber takes ordinary people to the edge from Sunday... Plus competition heads up.

Posted: 27 August 2008
by Jon

One for your TV-viewing diary with the news that Virgin 1's new series Take Me To The Edge fronted by top climber Leo Houlding starts this Sunday 31, August 2008 at 8pm.

In the new series, Leo - and we quote - 'takes five plucky, but inexperienced adults away from their ordinary day-to-day lives and goes with them through their own rites of passage on a global adventure to some of the most extreme countries in the world.'

Here's a mildly frantic trailer from YouTube to whet your appetite and give you an idea of what it's all about. Frankly that camel scares us ...

Locations include Kenya, New Zealand, India, Bhutan and, erm, Oman and features everything from slacklining through to, erm 'sand surfing', which judging from the pictures on Virgin Media's web site is just what it sounds like...

Anyway, it's all about people doing stuff they wouldn't normally do in exotic locations, and about Leo wearing lots of Berghaus clothing along the way. And to celebrate the latter, Berghaus - Leo's sponsor - is giving away 700-quid's worth of their kit in a competition on their web site at www.virginmedia.com where you can also find more details about the programme and some location shots.

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If you want something a little more exiting than Heartbeat on Sunday evening then this may be worth a watch!

trailer here

Posted: 29/08/2008 at 12:28

There has been quite a bit of climbing on tv of lately. The climbs on the jungle adventure programme to Guyana on the BBC, and the St Kilda island climbs too on that other recent BBC documentary.

Posted: 29/08/2008 at 12:33

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