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Kickstart Adventure Life

You spent most of your school days sat behind a desk. Why not try something different for the rest of your life?

Become an outdoor instructor, and spend your days in the Great Out Here. Kickstart Adventure Life is an intensive 45-day course from Plas y Brenin, the National Mountain Sports Centre. Our expert team of instructors will give you all the tools you’ll need to get started in the outdoors industry, all for less than a year at university.

The course runs from 13th August - 12th October, and costs just £7,500.

This might seem a lot, but we don't cut corners.

  • Accommodation and meals for your entire stay
  • Access to our extensive facilities
  • Specialist equipment hire
  • All in-course transport
  • Training with world-class instructors

The exact course content will dependent on your prior experience, but you’ll be based in the heart of Snowdonia, with world-class climbing, hiking, paddling and biking on the doorstep. This means you’ll get the most out of every minute of every day.

Give us a call on 01690 720214 to find out more, and we'll see you in the mountains.

Meet the team

When you join us for Kickstart Adventure Life, your main contact will be Helen Teasdale. Helen is an International Mountain Leader and holds the Mountaineering Instructor Certificate. When she’s not guiding people in the hills and mountains, Helen is a keen triathlete, coming 2nd in the gruelling Sandman Triathlon 2017.

Backing Helen up is our entire 22-strong instructional team, who are all absolutely at the top of their game. They will push you to the limits of your performance while filling your brain with vital knowledge. But don’t worry - they’ll always keep you safe (and make sure you’re back in time for tea and cake).

Any more questions? Give us a call or email

The specifics

Your training will be a mixture of general skills training in mountaineering and hillwalking, rock climbing, kayaking and mountain biking, alongside a selection of national governing body training and assessments. Your eligibility for these training and assessment courses will depend somewhat on your prior experience, but the following are all possibilities:

  • Hill & Moorland Leader Training
  • Mountain Leader Training
  • British Canoeing 2* Training & Assessment
  • British Canoeing SUP Training
  • Climbing Wall Instructor Training
  • British Cycling Level 2 MTB Training
  • First Aid
  • Child Protection / Safeguarding Training

Our team will be happy to talk you through any of the above – give us a call on 01690 720214 or email

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