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
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...
First Ascent on Latok I for British Alpinist Tom Livingstone, Slovenian Alpinists Ales Cesen, Luka Strazar
**UPDATE FROM TOM LIVINGSTONE** “We are all mega psyched, all safe and back after 7 days on the mountain. We acclimatised on 2 trips up to 6300m. Our route is 2400m,...
Fun or Fear : New Route on Mt. Jezebel by Uisdean Hawthorn, Tom Livingstone
Uisdean Hawthorn and Tom Livingstone have successfully climbed the new route, Fun or Fear, on the East face of Mt. Jezebel (2880m), Revelation Mountains, Alaska; roughly graded at M6+, 90...
The post Fun or Fear : New Route on Mt. Jezebel by Uisdean Hawthorn, Tom Livingstone appeared first on Mountain Equipment Blog.