Tom has a fondness for trad, winter and alpine climbing. He’s psyched for big and inspiring mountain routes around the world, and devotes himself entirely to this way of life. He treasures the raw emotions at the end of a hard onsight, the pain of the hot aches and the flash of magic as the sun sets in the mountains.
He enjoys everything associated with Scottish winter climbing and alpinism - even if it’s retrospectively - and is determined to follow his ambitions. In summer he longs for pumpy trad routes high above the sea or on granite alpine spires. In winter he searches for sinker hooks at the end of a thin sequence, and the glow of the headtorch as night draws in. Tom’s recent list of recent Alpine ascents his staggering, and includes Supercanaleta on Fitz Roy, the Lesueur route (ED2, all free) on the Dru, the Frendo Spur in winter in a day (which has been managed very few times), and the North Face of Mount Alberta. He’s no slouch at trad either, with ascents up to E9.
Tom is a widely published writer and is based in North Wales, where he enjoys hanging out at Gogarth and the Pass.
A self-confessed gear geek, Tom has been influential in the design of some our new products and in making tweaks to existing designs for upcoming seasons. Whether it’s adding 1 cm of adjustment to a cuff or reinforcing one small area of a trouser, Tom will let us know what he thinks.
Visit www.tomlivingstone.com for Tom’s blog.
The latest from Tom Livingstone
Livingstone Warms Up | First Winter Ascent ‘Navigator Wall’, Mt. Slesse
Tom Livingstone and Marc-Andre Leclerc are currently in the Cascade Range, Canada, in preparation for a massive new project later this month. With time on their sides, the duo has...
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Pro Team Highlights: Part 2 | 2017 Year In Review
From first-ascents of soaring peaks in the Kishtwar Himalaya by Uisdean Hawthorn, Lou Reynold’s development on a professional level with the British Mountain Guides Scheme and Tom Livingstone’s mixed year...
Mountain Portraits | A Good Partnership
Words by Mountain Equipment Throughout Autumn and Winter, we will be showcasing a collection of commissioned portraits by Lukazsz Warzecha as part of our Mountain Portraits series, an attempt to highlight...
#MEclimbing Photography Series: Tom Livingstone
Each month through to September, we will be asking one of our Pro-Team judges from this year’s #MEclimbing competition to share a photo that symbolises a significant moment to them...