Alex Kay  |  Mountain Water Expeditions, UK Mountain Skills, DofE and First Aid Courses

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, to guiding classic climbs and mountaineering journeys, or helping people to overcome the harsh conditions of Scottish winter.

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 Assessor 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), Mt Elbrus (5642m) and Mt Kenya (4985m) as well as led expeditions to Costa Rica & Borneo. Alex has personally climbed up to 6’200m in Nepal.

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


International Mountain Leader

Mountaineering Instructor Award

Winter Mountain Leader

Summer Mountain Leader

Single Pitch Award

Rescue & Emergency Care Outdoor First Aid – 16hrs Outdoors

UKCC Level 2 Coach in Paddlesports

Moderate Water Endorsement Open Canoe

Moderate Water Endorsement White Water Kayak

Advanced White Water Safety & Rescue Endorsement

Advanced White Water Kayak Leader

Advanced Open Canoe Leader

Sea Kayak Leader

Aspirant Local Cave & Mine Leader

Duke of Edinburgh Award – Bronze, Silver & Gold Assessor