The Asgard Project, a film following the Berghaus sponsored climber Leo Houlding on his journey to reach the 2000 metre high Mount Asgard, will be broadcast for the first time on Discovery’s new freeview channel ‘Quest’ later this year on September 26. It has been filmed in high definition by award winning film maker Alastair Lee.
Mount Asgard is located in a remote glacial region of Baffin Island in Arctic Canada., and is regarded as one of the most difficult big walls in the world. In the film, Leo attempts to complete the first free ascent and flying descent of Mount Asgard in a 12 day challenge.
The film was first shown at Kendal Mountain Film Festival in November 2009 and is now available on DVD.
More information on The Asgard Project and full details of the expedition can be found at www.theasgardproject.com.