Head of Coaching
Josh has been part of the Lattice team for several years and is both a Coach and Researcher. Josh has a BSc in Sports Science from Oxford Brookes University and graduated with a first class honours, achieving the highest grade of 2017 in the Health Sciences department. Josh published a paper with Dave, Tom and Ollie as an extension of his undergrad research into the critical power concept in climbing and continues to work on research projects to push the public knowledge of climbing training as well as internal development.
Having spent time living, working and climbing in Canada, Josh has coached Youth Competition climbing in B.C., as well as being the Head Coach in Squamish for the lead and difficulty season of 2019. In his own climbing, Josh has climbed 8a sport in the Peak District and bouldered V9 in Squamish, but one of his greatest memories is guiding his friends to sit on top of Naranjo de Bulnes. He hopes to climb 8b+ sport on several different rock types and boulder V11 in the next few years.
Josh’s passions in coaching lie in developing a good coach-athlete relationship with many diverse climbers from around the world. “I really enjoy getting creative with training to make sure every individual’s needs are met. When all these boxes are ticked, goals are reached and I get to hear success stories, that’s the icing on the cake!”, Josh says. He wants his clients to enjoy and learn from the process of training with Lattice, fostering a growth mindset in his clients that makes reaching goals more attainable.