|Full name||Leanne Carol Callaghan|
1 January 1972 |
Bury, Lancashire, England
Callaghan was born in Bury, Lancashire. During her studies at the Medical College, she joined the Territorial Army and after graduation she joined the regular army as a medical officer for six years. While she served in the army, she started mountain climbing. Amongst other notable ascents, she was the first female leader of "Neanderthal" - Scottish grade VII,7 on Lost Valley Buttress, Glen Coe in January 2010. Her partner was Will Woodhead.
Her first ski mountaineering competition was a World Cup race. At the 2011 World Championship of Ski Mountaineering, she participated in the women's relay team (together with Diahanne Gilbert and Gabriel Lees), which finished ninth.
- Interview, Rab, 29 June 2010
- Leanne Callaghan: Neanderthal - VII,7 - Glen Coe, UK CLimbing, January 2010.
- Leanne Callaghan, Rab.
- 6. ISMF World Championships - women's relay, ISMF.
- Leanne Callaghan, skimountaineering.org
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