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About Me

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 Scotland, I work in the mountains full-time helping people achieve their goals and become safer and more confident mountaineers and climbers.


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.

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On Sunday the 22nd August 2021, Alex Moran and Mike Coppock completed the first ever Island Munros Triathlon in 32 hours and 22 minutes. Scaling 13 munros with 6461m of ascent and covering 309 km of distance between them.

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Alex is the Director of Operations at the Martin Moran Foundation, the foundation inspires young people through the power of mountain adventure, climbing and community in wild places.

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Episode 128 of The Adventure Podcast features mountaineer, teacher and mountain instructor, Alex Moran. He is the son of the late Martin Moran. The Martin Moran Foundation is our full-time charitable partner and is founded in memory of Martin. 


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