Matt Hawkins – Instructor

Mountaineering, Climbing and Paddlesports

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About

Matt started climbing at 11 years old and took on his first winter routes at 16. His love of winter climbing and mountaineering has led to a career combining working winters in Scotland and spending the rest of the year in North Wales.

 

Qualifications

  • Winter Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor
  • British Canoeing level 4 Kayak Coach
  • British Canoeing level 4 Canoe Coach
  • 4 Star Sea Kayak Leader

Achievements

Climbing the North East face of the Piz Badile, making the first ascent on Tick Tock Tick on Clogwyn y Ddysgl, a first ascent in Northern India and still being psyched for Winter Mountain Leader courses after working on his 17th assessment this year! That’s a lot of time in a snow hole!

 

Ambitions

“I have been training more than ever this winter so hoping to get lots of time on the rock this year. Open water sea kayak crossing from Anglesey to Ireland.”