Olly Sanders - Sea kayaker, Mountain Climber and Owner of Rock & Sea Adventures
A B.C.U. Level 5 Sea Kayak Coach and A.C.A. Advanced Open Water
Instructor, Olly has been playing on the Snowdonia and Anglesey
coastline for 20 years. His qualifications also extend to the
climbing arena where he holds a Mountain Instructor
Certificate (M.I.C.), the highest instructor qualification in
the UK, as well as being a nominee for the Piolet D'Or in 2004 -
mountaineering's most prestigious International award - for first ascents in Alaska. He has had many successes, and
a few failures, in India, Nepal, Patagonia and Peru, many of which involved the odd prussik and a bit of honest hauling!
Expeditioning also plays a large part of his life, whether
it be on big walls or big mountains.
12 years as a Senior Instructor at Plas y Brenin and co-owner of
Rock and Sea Productions,
his own DVD production company, has helped him work at the
highest level in instructional awards. Running courses with
other rescue organisations, as well as self rescue courses
with recreational climbers and instructors, has given him a
unique insight into all aspects of the sport.
He remains keen as long as his body holds out, the trips are
a good laugh and there's plenty of decent coffee.