Cat has worked as an outdoor instructor for 18 years, on the sea, rivers and mountains of the UK and across the globe. She loves sharing her passion for new places with other people and has led numerous overseas expeditions to the various ranges of East Africa, the Andes and the Himalayas. Personal endeavours include the first ascent of a 6000m peak in Nepal, an exploratory research expedition on the Antarctic peninsula, a pioneering 200km trek through the Indian Jungle and hitchhiking around New Zealand with an orange kayak called Y Ddraig (the Dragon).
Cat is an avid ski tourer and lover of all things in the mountains, dividing her time between summers in Wales and winters in the French Alps or Scotland. In the UK she primarily works as a Mountain Leader with adult and youth groups and has been involved with delivering the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award since 2009, joining Expeditions Wales in 2020.
Cat enjoys drawing on the many lessons gained from these expeditions to help train, educate and support anyone with an interest in exploring the great outdoors, so they have the skills to take themselves on their own adventures. Cat is also a Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician, Winter Mountain Leader, Rock Climbing Instructor and Canoe and Kayak coach.
Wales is home for Cat and her spare time is usually spent running up a mountain or along the coast, or on the water exploring the many hidden gems Wales offers.