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Helen Teasdale's Profile

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Area of responsibility

Fast Track Instructor Scheme



Significant outdoor qualifications

  • Mountaineering Instructor Certificate
  • International Mountain Leader
  • Level 4 Kayak Coach



Area of work at Plas y Brenin

I work on a large variety of courses at Plas y Brenin within the paddlesport, mountaineering and climbing teams. This includes working with young people, helping with the delivery of the UCLAN outdoor leadership and coaching courses and mentoring the fast track team. I also train and assess on many of the NGB awards which we deliver here at Plas y Brenin such as the mountaineering instructor award and international mountain leader scheme.



Sporting highlights

I have climbed, mountaineered, skied and kayaked in all sorts of adventurous places around the world, I now fill my time training and competing in Triathlons. Last year I had a very successful season. I was placed in the top eight in all the competitions I entered with my best result being 2nd in the Snowman triathlon which was held at Plas y Brenin. This gave me an overall ranking of 2nd in the Always Aim Higher triathlon series. Last winter I become part of the British Ski Mountaineering team and took part in the Ski Mountaineer world championships in Verbier which lasted 8 days competing in a variety of races.



Favourite destination

I have a little place in Switzerland in a little village called Evolene in the heart of the Swiss Alps and spend a big part of the year there, which enables me to recharge.



Inspiration

Friends and people who are better than me and the support I get from my husband and son.



Next Adventure

To continue to compete in triathlons the to try and achieve even better results.







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