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World's first solo free climb of 350m Pillar Of Wisdom

World's first solo free climb of 350m Pillar Of Wisdom
World's first solo free climb of 350m Pillar Of Wisdom

A climber has become the first person to solo climb Jordan’s iconic 350-metre-high Pillar of Wisdom.

Englishman Leo Houlding, scaled the giant sandstone tower in Wadi Rum - also known as the Valley of the Moon - in the south of the country. 

The natural structure rises out of the Jordanian desert at an incredible 350 metres, making it larger than the Eiffel Tower.

The 35-year-old carried out the ascent as part of ‘Conquer the Uncharted’, a new series launched by PlayStation to mark the critically acclaimed action adventure game, ‘Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End’.

PHOTOGRAPH BY Barcroft Images / PlayStation