Alex Moran, Inaccessible Pinnacle, Isle of Skye - Cullin Ridge - Credit Hamish Frost.jpeg
Expert Private Guiding, Climbing, Instruction & Coaching 


I grew up amongst the wild mountains of the North West Highlands, Scotland. As soon as I could walk, I was out in the mountains with my father, British Mountain Guide, Martin Moran. Throughout my life, all of my free time has been spent building a solid skill base of walking, skiing and climbing with my dad and friends across Europe, North America and the Himalaya.

The mountains are a huge part of my life; a place where I find peace and harmony. It is for this reason that I embarked on the path to introduce other people to this special environment and give them new experiences in the mountains.


After six years of training and assessments, I qualified as a Winter Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor (WMCI) in 2013 and have enjoyed a varied career ever since. 

I have lived and worked as a geography teacher in Majorca and Costa Rica but my love for the mountains of home prevails. Now based in the UK, whenever I possibly can, I get out of the classroom and teach in the mountains.


I have had the pleasure of leading expeditions in the Indian Himalaya, taking clients on rock climbing trips in the UK and abroad, as well as winter adventures in Norway and Scotland.


Having developed my coaching and mentoring skills as a Mountain Instructor over the last decade, I am lucky enough to share and explore awe-inspiring landscapes with those who accept the challenge.


My aim is to help you achieve your goals through my patience and positive encouragement. Get in touch to share your climbing aspirations.



winter mountaineering scotland


Scottish Winter Mountaineering and climbing in the majestic Highlands of Scotland and Cairngorms.

If you want to take your mountaineering and climbing to the next level or develop your winter mountaineering skills, choose from private or group instruction.

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Are you looking to take your indoor climbing skills outdoors or take your outdoor climbing to the next level? No matter what your level, join me for bespoke climbing instruction in the UK and exclusive climbing trips abroad.

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Some of the best hillwalking is right on your doorstep. Be it Munro-bagging in Scotland, exploring Wales and the Lake District, or taking on challenging terrain in the Peak District, you are guaranteed amazing vistas and a real adventure!