john kettle climbing coach and guide


h: 01539 739125

m: 07764 936802

My love of the climbing Britain has to offer has seen me gain extensive experience; from the North West Highlands to the Cornish sea cliffs, including solo winter expeditions, first ascents of rock and ice routes and development of new bouldering venues. If there’s a summit, climb or new grade that inspires you I’ll match your enthusiasm and do everything I can to make it happen for you.


I specialise in coaching, an interest sparked as a kayaking coach, before being added to my passion for climbing (and also mountain biking).

I am a provider of the Mountain Training Coaching Awards and run nationally recognised CPD courses in coaching within the mountain industry. 2017 sees me studying Somatics (human movement), Sports Science plus a wide range of fields within Psychology to develop my coaching.


Based in the Lake District, I work throughout the UK including instructing for Plas Y Brenin (the National Mountain Centre) and as a Technical Advisor in the public and private sector.


I have full public liability insurance, hold the highest UK-specific mountaineering qualification – the M.I.C, and I’m a full member of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors and the Mountain Training Association.

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john kettle

climbing coach and guide

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