Brought up in North Wales, Kat is proud of her Welsh roots and lives on the doorstep of the Clwydian Hills, not far from Snowdonia. It’s no surprise to us she developed such a deep love for her local area! As a youngster she would be out running on trails or walking mountains with her Dad, or exploring the forest with her brother, learning all about the woodland and bushcraft. In secondary school she undertook the Duke of Edinburgh scheme and later became a DofE young leader. Kat also competed in Welsh athletics and as a coach, the beginning of her instructor career.
“For me it’s not just about what the brand sells its about what they represent. Montane have always been incredibly passionate about grass roots participation and helping people get inspired, motivated and kitted out for the outdoors. The evolution of the products also ensures we get the very best materials and designs while they strive towards making more sustainable products in their range.”
“My work as an outdoor instructor puts me in some pretty horrendous conditions and the clothing and equipment I use needs to be not only functional and durable but able to keep up with the demands of a harsh mountain environment. My Montane kit never lets me down allowing me to focus all of my time on my clients or my personal goal for that day whilst my Montane clothing takes care of me!”