‘Mirror Wall’, a new film from Coldhouse Collective, is a story that delves into the psyche of a man who has dedicated his life to adventure.
The film documents the latest expedition from world class climber Leo Houlding and his team as they take on the imposing Mirror Wall, a 1200m vertical tower in the polar mountains of Greenland.
Proudly supported by Berghaus, Mirror Wall will make its global premiere headlining the opening night of Banff Mountain Film Festival on the 29th October 2016.
The UK premiere is screening at Kendal Mountain Film Festival on the 18th November 2016, when it will also go live and free-to-view-online at mirrorwallfilm.com
Libby Peter is one of the UK’s most respected climbers, with years of experience in expeditions, instructing, coaching and guiding around the world.
Throughout her astounding career Libby has been consistently committed to fulfilling her personal and professional objectives, whilst raising her daughters Ruby and Zoe in the climbing hub of North Wales, UK.
In “Devotion” Libby reflects on how - quite unintentionally - climbing has shaped her life. It’s an eloquent and honest perspective that anyone who spends time in the outdoors will be able to relate to, as Libby reminds us through her own experiences that the inevitable changes life throws at us are to be embraced, and accepting the unexpected is a part of the journey.
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The 'Commitment’ series produced for Rab explores the consequences of some of their core athletes choice to dedicate themselves to the mountains. Coldhouse produced four webisodes the series will premier at a dedicated Rab event in Sheffield and be released on the Rab.equipment website over the next few months.
In May 2016, Coldhouse headed out to the Wadi Rum in Jordan with Leo Houlding to capture footage for the 'Conquer the Uncharted' series for Sony Playstation. Working alongside a London based production company, Barcroft Media, Coldhouse provided the cinematography both on and off the wall, photography and aerials.
Leo Houlding is about to embark on a month-long, unsupported, 1000 mile expedition snowkiting across the Greenland ice cap. Ahead of his first major expedition that doesn't involve climbing Leo ventured to Haugastol, Norway with expedition partner Bruce Corrie to put his snowkiting skills to the test.
In April 2016 Matt Pycroft jumped on a plane to Norway with Leo and Bruce in order to begin his own snowkite training, as well as to capture a little bit of action from the trip.
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In April last year, two Rab® athletes headed out to the Alps. Calum Muskett is no stranger to these parts of the world, having gained a reputation as one of the world's leading active alpine climbers, however for Emma Twyford, one of the UK's strongest female trad and sport climbers, this was a venture into the unknown.
This new venture into Alpine climbing is sure to broaden her experience and help Emma further progress the sport in the future. Although ultimately unsuccessful in their main objective, the Voie Petite (8A), Emma's appetite for the Alpine has been whetted.
Richard Parks is an extreme environment athlete who, following a forced retirement from rugby, made history twice when in July 2011 he became the first ever person to climb the highest mountain on each of the world's 7 continents, and reach the North Pole and the South Pole within 7 months. In January 2014 he became the first Welshman, and the fastest ever Brit to ski solo, unsupported and unassisted to the South Pole. This film, produced in association with Rab, provides an insight in to how Richard made the transition from professional rugby player to extreme environment athlete, and the incredible feats he has accomplished since.
The wild mountains on Scotland's west coast have been a source of inspiration and enjoyment for generations of hill walkers.
With big scenery comes big weather and despite a lowly altitude, being prepared for wind, snow and even rain is essential to staying comfortable and safe.
Opposites attract. There isn't a more appropriate statement to describe the unlikely yet formidable climbing partnership that is Nick Bullock and Tim Neill. They met on the mountains of Scotland in winter, and despite walking their own paths in the mountaineering world they are both drawn inexorably back there each winter.
Sam has been Head of Design at Mountain Equipment for six years. His lifelong passion for climbing played a large part in his decision to steer his way from an international position back to the UK. Crucially, living and working on the Eastern edge of Manchester puts the iconic gritstone climbing and bouldering of the Peak District within range.
In the summer of 2014 Dave MacLeod set his sights on opening a hard new route on Cima Ovest in the Italian Dolomites. A bold objective for anyone at any time. For Dave though, this project brought with it some of the greatest challenges he has ever faced.
Over 4 weeks in the Dolomites, consistently bad weather left just a handful of days where it was possible to get on the wall at all. But these precious few chances to make progress were compounded by the backdrop of a much more personal challenge. A series of injury problems had left Dave unsure of not only his ability to climb the route, but also questioning his future as an elite climber.
Despite the clouds hanging over him, Dave persevered and by applying his trademark total commitment and was able to push beyond what seemed possible and go on to shatter his personal expectations.
"The moment a route forms, I need to climb it," Kevin Mahoney says. "The moment my daughters wake up, I need to get up." Equally devoted to family life and the call of remote mountains, alpinist and Black Diamond Tech Rep Kevin Mahoney is a man of commitment. At home in the Northeast or on the sharp end in the Himalaya, Kevin truly knows what it is to #liveclimbrepeat. Read more at Black Diamond
Mountain Equipment wanted to showcase their new range of products for 2015, so they sent us out to Chamonix with some of their staff to put the gear through it's paces, We also captured Dave Macleod's on his new route on the Cima Ovest in the Italian Dolomites as well as following German climber, CharlotteGuild on her first ever British Sea Cliff adventure!