Leo Houlding climbing on a perfect crack right above the Arctic Hotel (Camp 2), as the glacier stretches for miles down on the valley floor. Photo: Matt Pycroft/Coldhouse Collective

Leo Houlding climbing on a perfect crack right above the Arctic Hotel (Camp 2), as the glacier stretches for miles down on the valley floor. Photo: Matt Pycroft/Coldhouse Collective

A film charting the ascent of an imposing Arctic big wall by a team led by British climber Leo Houlding has been chosen to headline the opening night of a major international festival.

Mirror Wall will premiere at the Banff Mountain Film Festival in Alberta later this month.

British audiences will have a chance to view the Coldhouse Collective production at the Kendal Mountain Festival in November.

The movie, supported by outdoors brand Berghaus, follows Houlding and fellow climbers on their mission to complete the climb of the 1,200m (3,937ft) tower in polar Greenland.

Coldhouse Collective said: “The need for adventure and a changing horizon is a natural instinct for many people.

The team plans where to go next as they prepare their dinner in the Arctic Hotel. Photo: Matt Pycroft/Coldhouse Collective

The team plans where to go next as they prepare their dinner in the Arctic Hotel. Photo: Matt Pycroft/Coldhouse Collective

“In the case of renowned adventurer Leo Houlding, this has manifested itself in the form of completing world-class expeditions with tight-knit teams to unclimbed peaks around the world.

“Following the death of his long term climbing partner Sean ‘Stanley’ Leary and birth of his daughter Freya, Mirror Wall finds Leo approaching his latest expedition with a reconsidered mentality and a completely new team.

“With the responsibility of achieving his own goals, mentoring his talented but inexperienced companions and coming home safely to his family, this big wall adventure film challenges the tallest known face on the east coast of Greenland, while providing moments for reflection 1,200m off the ground.”

The film will be shown at Banff on 29 October and the Kendal Mountain Festival on 18 November, when it will also be available online.

More details are on the Mirror Wall film website.

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