Adventure tourism stands at the precipice of making a positive impact on conservation. What better perspective to hear what’s happening in this field than from Leo Houlding, world class climber, alpinist and adventurer with his fair share of adventures to far out ledges all over the world.
Leo first began climbing at the age of 10 and went on to come into fame when at 18 he became the first Briton to free climb El Capitan in the Yosemite Valley. Since his career began, Leo has traveled worldwide in pursuit of exploratory adventures to the world’s most extreme environments. He recently led an Antarctica expedition at the end of 2017 along with Mark Sedon and Jean Burgun that included kite skiing across Antarctica, attempting to climb Spectre peak alpine style, and then kiting back across the continent to get home is beyond ambitious. Leo says, “The price of being ambitious is that you’re never satisfied”.
Come Be Inspired!
The Adventure Travel Conservation Fund is delighted to welcome Leo as the guest speaker for our upcoming Annual Breakfast Meeting taking place in Sweden next week. Leo will be reflecting on his most recent adventure to Papua New Guinea and discussing how adventure tourism development is about to impact this untouched remote area where tourism has not yet reached. This area is threatened by the Palm Oil industry and showcases from Leo’s perspective the indigenous community working together to protect and steward the land for sustainable development.
With the global adventure tourism market valued at $444,850 million in 2016 and projected to reach $1,335,738 million in 2023, learning from adventure travel champions, like Leo Houlding, on ways to travel and protect the places we love is crucial. Get ready to be motivated, inspired and in wonderment for how one man is making a difference in the conservation of adventure travel destinations.
If you are coming to Sweden next and attending the ATWS and plan to make it to this ATCF Breakfast Meeting with Leo Houlding speaking, apace is limited, so please let us know if you plan to attend by responding you are coming to this event on our FB event page, and show up early!