Mountaineering instructors Sam Leary and Cath Wilson's personal and professional experience allows them to generate an inclusive and supportive atmosphere. Their empathy will help insure a bespoke and rewarding experience for you. Cath and Sam run open, friendly and fun courses which are packed full of learning, delivered expertly and at the right level and pace for you.
To access the mountains and crags safely requires a varied skill set; physical, technical and mental, we look at them all. You will see measurable improvements during your time with us and most of our strategies you can take away and continue to use and improve to maximise your performance. We look at practical coping strategies to help you deal with blocks, concerns and fears that could be limiting you. The relaxed atmosphere of our courses will do wonders for your ability and confidence.
Sam embodies what it is to be an inspirational coach and educator, her passion, motivation and drive are obvious which hugely benefits the people she is with. She has combined her 30 years of broad and extensive personal and professional experience in climbing and mountaineering to perfect and fine tune skills, this enables her to have maximum impact helping people achieve their personal goals and development.
As well as providing 'top draw' coaching Sam values very highly having fun and enjoyable outdoor adventures and the sharing of memorable experiences with everyone she is with.
Cath is a highly experienced and dedicated educationalist. Her decades of instructing in the mountains is underpinned by a formal teaching background, she seamlessly melds these with her infectious enthusiasm for the outdoors. All of this combined guarantees any day out with her to be highly rewarding and full of enjoyment.
Cath is first and foremost a people person and focuses very much on the individual. Her huge empathy, dedication and complete support will allow you to face challenges and achieve things you never thought possible.
A truly inspirational woman and superb coach, who is completely committed and driven to help those around her reach their full potential.