On Wednesday 21st November, Leo Houlding joined an audience at Sheffield’s Abbeydale Picture House for the UK’s second screening of The Spectre.
The film documented the adventurer’s expedition to the most remote mountains on Earth; the Spectre in the Gothic Range of the Transantarctic Mountains. The expedition was a complete, unsupported traverse of the Antarctic continent assisted by kite. It was undertaken by a 3-man international team, consisting of a Brit, a Frenchman and a Kiwi - all of whom possessed the unique skill set, experience and passion required for this extremely ambitious and complex adventure. They were:
Leo Houlding - expedition leader, climber, alpinist and adventurer
Jean Burgun - climber, alpinist, skier and kiter
Mark Sedon - skier, kiter, photographer and cameraman
The film screening was sponsored by Sheffield based businesses ASK4, BirchenallHowden and Caudata so that all proceeds from ticket sales could go directly to Weston Park Cancer Charity - and we are pleased to say the evening raised over £1,500.
Our thanks to Leo and all involved for a fascinating and inspiring evening.
Image credit: @jessielphoto