The Martin Moran Foundation


The Martin Moran Foundation offers life changing adventure programmes for young people from diverse backgrounds.  It was founded by the family of legendary mountaineer Martin Moran and is generously supported by Mountain Equipment.  Please do read on to find out more about this fantastic initiative.

Martin Moran

Martin Moran was a legendary mountaineer.  His passion for mountain sports led to a lifetime of cutting edge adventures. Alongside this, his career as a mountain guide allowed him to share that passion with thousands of others.  Tragically, Martin was lost during an expedition in India.

Martin was well aware of the barriers preventing some people from accessing mountain sports. To continue his great legacy, his family launched the Martin Moran Foundation.  The foundation aims to provide access to training for people from diverse backgrounds. Giving them the skills, inspiration and encouragement to pursue future adventure in the mountains.

The Martin Moran Foundation

The foundation offers fully funded expeditions in Scotland and the first one, in October 2021, was a great success.  Over seven busy days participants were trained in a range of climbing and scrambling skills. These were delivered by a team of British Mountain Guides and Winter Mountaineering and Climbing Instructors.   The foundation is generously supported by Mountain Equipment and each participant was provided with a selection of top quality equipment.  

The first programme included the participation of young people from our friends at Lindley Educational Trust. We are proud to have previously worked with some of Lindley’s inspiring leaders and can’t wait to see where their adventures lead.      

To find out more about foundation, nominate a young person or apply, please visit the foundation website here.  The foundation is also supported by a team of ambassadors and details about them is available here.  To find out more about the industry leading products produced by Mountain Equipment, please visit their website here.