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
Top Bivvy Tips | Tom Livingstone & Uisdean Hawthorn
Bivvying in the mountains is a tale of two. You could have one of the best experiences, comfortable and safe under star-filled skies, or the polar-opposite; confronted with spindrift throughout...
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Fun or Fear, Mt. Jezebel, Alaska, Film | Uisdean Hawthorn & Tom Livingstone
In March/April 2018, Pro-Team athletes Uisdean Hawthorn and Tom Livingstone went to the Revelation Range in Alaska. They attempted the unclimbed north face of Mt. Jezebel (2880m) but bailed at...
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Tom Livingstone’s Latok I Expedition Kit List
In August 2018, Mountain Equipment Pro-Team Athlete Tom Livingstone completed the first ascent of Latok I via the West Col, alongside Aleš Česen and Luka Strazar. Below, Tom details the exact...
INTERVIEW | Tom Livingstone Talks Latok I
The highly coveted first ascent of Latok I [7145m] from the North was made by a British-Slovenian team consisting of Mountain Equipment Pro-Team athlete, Tom Livingstone alongside Aleš Česen and...