Tom Livingstone is a 27-year-old climber and writer based in North Wales, UK.
He has a penchant for trad, winter and alpine climbing - the bigger and harder, the better.
Tom is an acclaimed outdoor writer, and you can read some of his published pieces here. His writing has appeared nationally and internationally, in print and online.
Some of his favourite routes include Cracking Up (IX,9), The Fourth Dimension (E7 6c), Fun or Fear (ED3), Rare Lichen (E9 6c), The Secret (IX, 9), Divine Providence (ED3), and a winter ascent of the Walker Spur (ED3), but he's still psyched for more.
He works as an outdoor instructor, holding the Mountain Leader and Single Pitch Award, and as an IRATA Level 2 Rope Access technician.
He is sponsored by Petzl, Mountain Equipment, La Sportiva and Julbo.
tomlivingstone8 at iCloud dot com
The following routes have been burned into my memory - it's not about the numbers:
Fun or Fear (ED3), Mt. Jezebel. Alaska. First ascent.
House/Anderson route (ED3), Mt. Alberta. Canadian Rockies. Third ascent.
Walker Spur (ED3), Grandes Jorasses. Mont Blanc Massif. Winter ascent.
Cassin Ridge (AK5), Denali. Alaska. Youngest British ascent.
Divine Providence (ED3), Grand Pilier d'Angle. Mont Blanc Massif.
Leseuer Route (ED2), Le Dru. Mont Blanc Massif.
Pierre Allain/Classic Route (ED2), Le Dru. Mont Blanc Massif. Winter ascent.
Cracking Up (IX 9), Clogwyn Ddu. North Wales.
Shoot the Breeze (IX 8), Beinn Eighe. Scotland.
The Vaporiser (VIII 8), Dubh Loch. Scotland. Second ascent.
The Secret (IX 9), Ben Nevis. Scotland.
The Charlatan (IX 9), Clogwyn Ddu. North Wales. Second ascent.
Creme de Violette (IX, 9), Beinn Eighe. Scotland. Second ascent.
Rock of Ages (E7 6c), Penlas Rock. Gogarth. Second ascent.
Rare Lichen (E9 6c), Clogwyn yr Tarw. North Wales.
The Great Escape (E8 6c), The Bastion. Arran.
Skinhead Moonstomp (E6 6b), Main Cliff. Gogarth.
The Fourth Dimension (E7 6c), Wen Zawn. Gogarth. Third ascent.
Surgical Lust (E7 6b), Scimitar Ridge. North Wales.
Tom has also given talks at Film Festivals, for Climbing Clubs, and for special events. Some of his most nervous (but satisfying) moments were when speaking at LLAMFF (Llanberis Mountain Film Festival), and presenting for climbing clubs. Whether you want to hear about falling off, snowy ledge shuffling or 'altitude pain caves,' Tom's psyched to speak.
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