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Megan Fritz

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I have been rock climbing for about 11 years with a main focus on sport climbing, traditional climbing, and alpine climbing. I grew up in Boston, MA and moved to Seattle, WA a little over 3 years ago where I fell in love with the mountains and climbing in the desert.

I have always loved teaching and found myself constantly meeting and working with newer climbers at the gym and helping them with their technique. Through my involvement with The Mountaineers and leading outdoor climbing trips with Never Stop Moving, I learned I was a good teacher. I finally decided to combine two passions of mine and start teaching my own rock climbing courses.

I have experienced the full spectrum of learning how to climb which makes me adaptable to a lot of people.

How do you learn? Whether you learn by doing, watching, reading/writing or listening, the course curriculum is built on providing each type of learning style to adapt to your learning needs. Everyone learns differently and we want to make sure you are learning in the most effective way possible so you are 100% confident in the material by the end of the course.

Are you afraid of heights or scared of lead climbing? I was too at one point and I still am sometimes, but I have learned how to overcome my fear to continue climbing and I want to help you do that too. I understand what it feels like to be terrified on a climb that can seem so easy and effortless to everyone else.

Ever cried on the climbing wall or after you got down? I have too and so have a lot of other people! It is okay to show emotion. I want to help you gradually work through your hesitations so you can become a stronger and more confident climber.

The list goes on!

I am so excited to share my knowledge and passion for the sport of rock climbing with each person who takes a course and beyond.


Certifications

AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Wilderness First Responder Leave No Trace Trainer AIARE I Certification

Experience

Summit Everett Adult Programs Instructor Fitness Coordinator Never Stop Moving Trip Leader Chapter Coordinator Owner The Mountaineers Basic Alpine Course Instructor Intermediate Alpine Course Explorer Search and Rescue King County

 

Reviews

I cannot say enough good things about Megan and Never Stop Moving. This group really changed my life. I love to rock climb, but found it inaccessible as I wasn’t quite plugged in to a group organizing regular trips. I decided to join an NSM trip to Squamish last summer and not only did I meet amazing climbing partners who I felt a natural chemistry with, but I absolutely crushed my climbing ceiling. It had always been a dream to go to Squamish and I never imagined that while I was there I’d be making my first outdoor lead climbs and following my first 5.10 route. Just wow! Megan was an amazing encouragement, and I’ve honestly never felt more comfortable with a total stranger. I haven’t been able to make the gym training nights yet, but I truly feel like I’ve tapped into a new part of my tribe with NSM. Thank you for this gift of experience, Megan, and thanks for being of service to our community. You are an amazing leader!
— Lindsey
I’m so happy I found Never Stop Moving! Not only have I become a better climber, but I’ve met great people and climbed in places I had never been before. Megan is a fantastic trip leader - her trips are well-organized and I’ve always felt very safe. If you’re looking to learn new climbing skills, get stronger, or meet new people, I would highly recommend checking out the training club and courses.
— Stefanie
Last summer I went on a NSM trip to Banks Lake with Megan and about ten other women. Megan did a fantastic job of working with everyone’s different abilities and levels of experience. Outdoor climbing can be especially intimidating, but Megan made sure that everyone was safe, and encouraged everyone to try new things.

I had the opportunity to push myself to lead climb, and Megan also took the time to show me some different knots and anchors. While we were only there for three days, I came out of the weekend feeling more confident in my climbing knowledge and abilities.

Megan is an awesome leader and teacher, and NSM is a fantastic way for women to form bonds, create a community, and push themselves through climbing.
— Sarah
I’m really impressed with the community Megan has created with NSM. Not only is she organized and professional, but every NSM event feels fun and truly welcoming to people with all personalities and levels of experience.
— Nastassia
Megan is a charismatic “go-getter.” She created Never Stop Moving to help women train, climb, and experience new and exciting adventures together. She’s dedicated to helping women get their foot in the door in climbing and that makes her a valuable part of the community. If you wanna learn or get connected with other women who love the outdoors, NSM is a solid place to start.
— Heather
 

EMAIL Contact

megan@neverstopmoving.org

 
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