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