I’m delighted to be an Ambassador for the Martin Moran Foundation.
‘Nigel is an accomplished mountaineer, author and motivational speaker and a dear friend/climbing partner to Martin, here’s Nigel’s story in his own words:
“I first met Martin in the late 1990’s and vividly remember driving over Spean Bridge in a driving blizzard on my way to Lochcarron. We enjoyed a wonderful week climbing together around Torridon and his love and passion for the mountains was boundless. We traversed Liathach in full Alpine conditions and I still rate it as one of my best winter mountain days.
I then suffered a severe accident in North America and lost my fingers and toes to Frostbite. As soon as I could walk again, I contacted Martin for help and guidance. Alongside his guides, he was soon helping me adapt to my new body on both Scottish and Alpine routes. We climbed last together in 2017, crossing the Cuillin Ridge in two days under beautiful sunny skies. We joked that my toeless feet required B3 mountain boots and he had a bus pass. What a pair!
I owe more than I can say, through his patience, guidance and help I have returned to the words great ranges and climbed harder than ever. I have since become President of Buxton Mountain Rescue Team, a core presenter at the Kendal Mountain Festival and work as an Ambassador for the Mountain Heritage Trust.
His loss was deeply felt by many people, but with the creation of the Martin Moran Foundation his spirit lives on.”
Nigel has been a great inspiration to us and many people around the world who have suffered setbacks and barriers to the mountains. His resilience, humour and passion are infectious and we are delighted to have him on the MMF team!’
If you’d like to know more about the foundations work, take a look at their website…