Pete Langlands

Pete Langlands

How did you get involved in climbing?

I was looking for a new challenge and put my name on a waiting list for what was at the time the new wall situated within the Inverness leisure. This was my first time and was lucky enough to meet what would turn out to be my first ever climbing mentor Ruairidh Mackenzie. This was a floodgate moment for me, and I was hooked and grateful for the time he invested in me. 

What made you want to work in climbing?

I love education and climbing so it was a natural progression for me. Its fair to say that I enjoy, and am driven to help others succeed in their climbing journey and take as much gratification from that as do my own.

What made you want to join the ClimbScotland team?

Reasons for joining ClimbScotland is to be part of a team of like-minded people that collectively can really make a difference in youth development. As a freelance coach you can do a lot of good, and it’s fair to say I’ve been guilty of working away on my own in the past. However, a sense of community has become very much at the forefront of what I believe in at this point in my own personal journey and feel very fortunate to be able to contribute and work with a great team at ClimbScotland.

What do you like about working with the team?

The benefits of working with this team are being able to draw upon the resources of the others. Everyone has different strengths and perspectives but we are all trying to arrive at the same objectives.

What is your main ambitions with your role?

My main ambition is first and foremost to work towards delivering the best coaching education and development opportunities possible to our young youth squad. To help others grow and grow within the process in return and to represent ClimbScotland to the best of my ability.

Why do you like climbing?

Before climbing I did a lot of martial arts so wanted a new challenge. For me the movement and attention to detail  was what attracted me initially. The elements of task mastery coupled with the complex components of expression, sport and culture make climbing unique.