Mountain Trainin Picture

Mountain Trainin Picture

Monday, 9 December 2013


Well another long period of time has passed (yet again) since my last blog update..! So its about time I wrote up a new one!

Well since my last blog I have been continuing my work at Plymouth High Sports as a climbing coach and a climbing instructor. I have had the pleasure of coaching the same group of individuals for the past 2 terms every Saturday and Sunday morning allowing me to focus on development and progression. The sessions thus far have consisted of techniques such as edging, bridging, hand and foot matching, hand and foot swapping, rockovers etc. Alongside the techniques I have coached have been workshops on the importance of agility, balance, co-ordination and weight transfer. I have now been signed up to coach the same 2 groups next term which I am looking forward to.

Alongside work and University I have had the pleasure of attending 2 mountaineering lectures by Andy Kirkpatrick and Doug Scott, respectively.
Andy Kirkpatrick's lecture focused very much on inappropriate climbing such as when death is very potential and Doug Scott's lecture focused on the positive times spent adventuring in far afield mountain regions.
Two quality lectures in their own right.

Now back to university... The modules we are covering this year are extremely beneficial to my coaching career; Biomechanics, sports nutrition and skill acquisition. These modules contain ideal theoretical principles which can be applied to practical sessions in a wide range of subjects. I have also had the pleasure of coaching groups of peers in open canoe on both the river and open water during my practical sessions which is helping me fill in my logbook towards boating qualifications.

Busy, Busy, busy...

Next bog update should not be too far away as I have recently attended a Foundation Coach Training course... Watch this space...