john kettle

climbing coach and guide

john kettle

climbing coach and guide

john kettle climbing coach and guide

My love of climbing has seen me gain extensive experience over three decades, including first ascents of trad, sport and ice routes, solo winter expeditions, and developing new bouldering venues. If there’s a summit, climb or new grade that inspires you I’ll match your enthusiasm and use my proven coaching approach to make it happen.

 

During 18 years of coaching I've delivered training to NICAS, the Glenmore Lodge team, the British Mountain Guides and many other professional organisations. I'm a provider of the UK's Coaching Awards and deliver nationally recognised CPD for coaches. I've also published a book on climbing technique, plus coaching skills articles for UKClimbing and the Professional Mountaineer magazine.

climbing coach

climbing guide

Based in the Lake District, I hold the highest UK-specific mountaineering qualification – the M.I.C,  I am fully insured, and I’m a full member of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors and the Mountain Training Association. If you have a dream route, climbing grade or scramble get in touch and I'll do everything I can to get you to the top.