Kris McCoey – Instructor

Climbing, Mountaineering, Mountain Biking and Paddlesports



Before starting his carrier as an outdoor instructor Kris worked in construction and was then a youth worker.

He moved to work in the outdoors and developed a passion for instructing and coaching, initially in paddlesports and mountain biking and later mountaineering and rock-climbing. He is particularly interested in understanding and teaching technical movement and is fascinated by the psychological element of outdoor sports.



Kris has established new routes at Fair Head, he has climbed big wall crack lines in Zion and paddled rivers in New-Zealand.



  • Mountaineering Climbing Instructor
  • British Cycling level 3 Mountain Bike Leader
  • British Canoeing 4 star Sea Kayak Leader
  • British Canoeing 4 star White Water Leader



Pinning pictures of goals on the fridge and writing lists of things to focus on is part of his routine. Big dreams currently on the fridge are to climb the Quarryman, read a book a month, to undertake Winter Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor training and to complete a V-day (climbing all the routes at Tremadog that begin with the letter V in a single day) with his partner.