Grace Alsancak-Hay

My first experiences of the outdoors came through school residentials and completing the Duke of Edinburgh award, it wasn’t until many years later that it would become major part of my life. After spending over 20 years immersed in the world of ‘Springboard and Platform’ diving as both an athlete and latterly a full-time coach I decided to change up my career and registered on the Fast Track Programme at Plas y Brenin with the goal of becoming an outdoor instructor. I love the variety of working as an instructor and giving people the chance to challenge themselves and grow with new challenges and experiences.


In the summer of 2014, I was part of a two-person team who kayaked source to sea of the Mississippi river in America for charity. In 2019 I walked 500 miles from Brest in France to Halifax, West Yorkshire.


I want to develop my skills as an instructor further by working towards my MCI and Winter ML. I want to go on many more adventures around the world and at home in the UK, exploring mountains rivers and crags, seeking out scenic places and exciting challenges.