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Cat Forster 1737

Membership AMI

Membership Type Full Member

Membership Number 1737

Renewal Date 31/03/2020

Phone 07954 326550

Email cat@catforster.co.uk

Website catforster.co.uk

Rope Matters -Daniel Gebel 05/12/2017 1.00
Tutor Update Workshop for Hill & Mountain Skills - MTC & MTE 31/01/2017 1.00
New Tutor Induction for Hill & Mountain Skills Scheme 16/01/2014 2.00
Role of the Technical Advisor 06/12/2013 0.50
Child Protection Training 15/08/2013 1.00

I live in Llanberis, North Wales, working as a climbing and mountaineering instructor and teaching Outdoor Education. I am passionate about working in the outdoors and the exceptional opportunities it can provide for young people and adults.
Originally from London, I moved to Leeds in 1998 and worked as a youth worker; developing programmes for the personal development of young women, using a range of outdoor activities, team games and art-based work. A personal love of being in the hills and in wild open spaces led naturally to encouraging others to find such pleasure. I started to run courses on teaching Outdoor Education, and gained qualifications in rock climbing (SPA) and the hillwalking (ML). I worked for Leeds City Council at their residential outdoor education centre, Herd Farm, running climbing, high ropes, mountain biking and archery activities.
In 2007 I packed it all in to travel and work in New Zealand. On my return to the UK, I moved to North Wales, where I worked at the Mountain Training England office. I also gained the Mountaineering Instructor Award (MIA) which allowed me to become a full time freelance instructor. The rest of the time I have free to spend climbing and walking in the incredible mountains of Snowdonia. And hiding from the rain!