COVID-19 UPDATE: as of August 1st I can now deliver climbing and mountaineering days outdoors, as well as indoor coaching. Click here to see what I can offer, and how I will manage the risk of virus transmission while working within government guidelines




Through work and play, I get to see the 'whys' in climbing and mountaineering firsthand. For some it's the physical challenge, for some it's an escape, others simply enjoy the outdoors as a time with friends, and for some it's all about the summits and the ticklists. I have seen the value of climbing and mountaineering as therapy, as skill mastery, as simultaneously both an empowering and humbling experience. 


I am a highly qualified and experienced Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor,

(MCI), working predominantly in the Lake District, and am privileged to have so many crags and mountains on my doorstep. My own passion for rock climbing and mountaineering has led me to pursue a career in coaching, guiding and instructing, and I love seeing and enabling others to develop their passions and abilities. 


 Whether you are after climbing coaching, classic scrambles and hill days, guided climbs or specific instruction, I'd love to hear from you. 

Find out more about my experience and qualifications here.

Find out more details about my coaching, rock climbing and hill and mountain courses. 

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Pricing, booking information, and terms

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"Utterly professional and enthusiastic - I have had some of my best days' climbing with Esther. She has a comprehensive knowledge of routes, and is excellent at choosing routes to give you a rewarding day, be that trad or sport, hard or easy. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending her to anyone."

Vicky, after enjoying multiple days climbing up to E3 with Esther 

"Esther was an excellent teacher: patient, enthusiastic and experienced. I learned loads! I would highly recommend her for anyone looking to build their confidence climbing outdoors."

Jack, moving from indoor climbing to outdoor trad climbing

Esther Foster rock climbing and mountaineerin instructor lake district


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