Katherine is a highly experienced coach, as well as a successful climber in many facets of the sport. Having climbed for 20 years and coached for almost a decade all over the world (Denmark, Norway, Greece, Italy, Spain, Turkey and France), Katherine has made a difference to hundreds of climbers of all abilities, ages and levels of experience. Her knowledge and enthusiasm are a perfect combination to meet the needs of any climber.
Having climbed to a high level for many years, and competed for Great Britain on numerous occasions, Katherine understands, from personal experience, what it takes to push yourself to the limit. With a young daughter, Katherine has had to perfect her all-important skills of time management, as well as using resources wisely in order to maximise performance – something frustratingly relevant to many climbers, whatever the reasons for their time constraints.
She also holds the widely respected Mountain Instructor Award, meaning she is qualified and fully insured to coach and guide on any rock throughout the UK; single and multi pitch.
Her wealth of experience has allowed her to successfully coach other instructors and coaches, to improve their performance, in the BMC FUNdamentals courses. She is also playing a key role in developing modules for the forthcoming climbing coaching qualifications.
- Sport climbed 8a, trad E7 and bouldered font 7c+
- Former-member of British Competition Bouldering Team
- Former British Junior Competition Team coach
- Holds Development Coach, Single Pitch, Mountain Leader and Mountain Instructor Awards