We are here to help young people access the mountains! 
Do you know a young person who would benefit? 

We are a charity who specialise in providing mountain adventure programmes for young people aged 16 - 18 who have a passion for adventure, climbing or mountaineering, but they are facing barriers to accessing the mountains.

Who are we looking for?
  • Young people aged 16 - 18 years old


  • Who have shown an spark of passion and interest for mountain adventure, hiking, climbing or mountaineering


  • They would benefit from this experience and use it to further their own adventures in the future

  • Their circumstances are such that they would struggle to access the mountains or the outdoors themselves, for example:

    •  They qualify as a pupil premium student facing financial barriers to adventure

    • ​They are in an underrepresented group who may not have equal opportunities to explore the mountains

    • They are in a domestic situation which does not afford them financial and family support to have these experiences

What do we provide?

  • We run 7-day programmes of expert instruction in climbing, mountain adventure and skill building in the Highlands of Scotland​

  • Each programme takes small groups of 8-10 passionate young people into the mountains

  • Our programmes are fully funded including travel, food and accommodation ​

  • We provide leadership from highly qualified British Mountain Guides and Winter Mountaineering and Climbing Instructors

  • Our expert guides will teach the skills, knowledge and self-reliance required to build confidence in participants so that they can achieve their goals

  • Evening classroom sessions to cement skills and opportunity for reflection

  • Inspirational lectures and talks from ambassadors and adventurers

  • The programme creates community and connection and enables participants to learn more about the natural world

Are you a young person who would like to experience more mountain adventure?

Please note:

  • You can nominate more than 1 young person by completing a new form for each nomination

  • If you are making a nomination as a family member, colleague or friend of your nominee or a young person submits an application directly, we will require an additional reference from a Teacher, Youth Leader, Community Youth Worker or Coach upon receiving the nominees application

  • All nominations must be made by the 31st July 2022

  • Support may be required for the nominated young person to complete their own application form

  • All applications from young people must be sent by the deadline of the 31st August 2022

  • We confirm which applicants have secured a place by the 15th of September 2022

  • Successful applicants will receive a place on our 7 day programme from 22nd to 29th October 2022

If you have any questions please email: alex@martinmoranfoundation.co.uk