Tom Livingstone is a 28-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 (ED), Rare Lichen (E9 6c), The Secret (IX, 9), Divine Providence (ED), a winter ascent of the Walker Spur (ED), and the North Ridge Variation on Latok I (ED+), but he's still psyched for more.

He works as an outdoor instructor, holding the Mountain Leader and Single Pitch Award, and an IRATA Level 2 Rope Access technician.

He is sponsored by PetzlMountain EquipmentLa Sportiva and Julbo.


Contact Tom:
tomlivingstone8 at icloud dot com


The following routes have been burned into my memory - it's not about the numbers:

Česen - Livingstone - Stražar (ED+), Latok I. Pakistan. First ascent.

Fun or Fear (ED), Mt. Jezebel. Alaska. First ascent.

House/Anderson route (ED), Mt. Alberta. Canadian Rockies. Third ascent.

Walker Spur (ED), Grandes Jorasses. Mont Blanc Massif. Winter ascent.

Cassin Ridge (AK5), Denali. Alaska. Youngest ascent.

Divine Providence (ED), Grand Pilier d'Angle. Mont Blanc Massif.

Leseuer Route (ED), Le Dru. Mont Blanc Massif.

Pierre Allain/Classic Route (ED), 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.

Talks, Lectures and Presentations

Tom has also given talks at Film Festivals, for Climbing Clubs, and for special events. Some of his most nervous (but satisfying) moments have been when speaking about his adventures. Whether you want to hear about taking big falls above the sea, snowy ledge shuffling or 'altitude pain caves,' Tom's psyched. Contact Tom:

tomlivingstone8 at icloud dot com

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