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Alex Kay

Alex lives in the centre of the Snowdonia National Park, one of the busiest and wealthiest areas in the UK for outdoor recreation activities. Alex works predominantly here throughout the year as a freelance instructor for a large variety of local education authority centres and activity providers, of which includes Mountain Water Expeditions.

Alex’s breadth of experience and qualifications allow him to work anywhere across the UK within a range of disciplines, from leading canoeing expeditions on the Wye, to guided days out in the mountains of North Wales or helping people to overcome the harsh conditions of Scottish winter, Alex does it all.

Alex has worked extensively with the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme, both in delivering training, providing supervision for groups on expeditions as well as assessing. Alex is a fully accredited Duke of Edinburgh Award to Gold standard and having completing the award back in his youth knows what to look out for!

Alex tends to spend a fair chunk of time each year overseas having travelled to many different parts of the world such as Asia, Africa, Central America & Europe. Alex has guided numerous expeditions to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro (5895m) and Mt Kenya (4985m) as well as led expeditions to Costa Rica & Borneo.

With a zealous enthusiasm and passion for the activities he can deliver, you can be sure to have a great day with Alex.


–   Aspirant International Mountain Leader
–   Aspirant Mountaineering Instructor
–   Winter Mountain Leader
–   Summer Mountain Leader
–   Single Pitch Award
–   REC First Aid
–   D1+E with MIDAS & CPC
–   UKCC Level 2 Coach in Paddlesports
–   Moderate Water Endorsement Open Canoe
–   Moderate Water Endorsement White Water Kayak
–   Advanced White Water Safety & Rescue Endorsement
–   5* White Water Kayak Leader
–   5* Open Canoe Leader
–   Aspirant 4* Sea Kayak Leader
–   Aspirant Local Cave & Mine Leader