From a very early age, Kate has been exploring, walking and scrambling in the UK mountains – developing a detailed knowledge of our beautiful National Parks and wild spaces. Qualified as a Mountain Leader and Winter Mountain Leader, and working towards a British Athletics Coach in Running Fitness qualification and Level 3 Personal Trainer, Kate has focused on becoming an experienced and confident outdoor leader, trainer and event organiser. She has also followed an interest in dealing with unplanned incidents, gaining a Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician certification.
With experience of working with groups of all sizes – including corporate clients, charity fundraising events and youth expedition groups, Kate enjoys the challenge of meeting new individuals and helping them to access the outdoors safely... and smiles, learning and support are definitely on the kit list!
Kate now focuses on working with individuals and small groups; sharing skills and helping others to develop confidence when walking and running in mountainous terrain.
Over the last 15 years, Kate has taken her love of running on to high ground and enjoys the freedom of running in mountainous terrain, using her skills and experience to enjoy fell and mountain running with others, and for herself. Since moving to Snowdonia, she has enjoyed running in numerous local fell races, including the International Snowdon Race, Snowdonia Trail Marathon, Marathon Eryri and Ultra Trail Wales. Kate is preparing to complete the infamous 2021 Dragon's Back Race® in Wales, a 6 day mountain run from Conwy Castle to Cardiff Castle.
And from her experience at altitude in Borneo, Peru, the Himalaya, Tanzania, Morocco and the French Alps, Kate will easily embrace ‘high altitude baby steps’ when required.