At Inspire Alpine® we dream of a world where all young people have the opportunity to succeed

Inspirational Talks

Ricky speaks at over 100 school & business events every year to inspire audiences to raise their aspirations. Ricky grew up on a council estate and overcame adversity to complete the toughest race on earth and to reach the summit of Everest.

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UK Adventures

We offer a market-leading selection of fantastic UK guided mountain walks, challenge events and skills courses to inspire you to follow your own dreams, help build a positive team culture or to raise funds for the cause you're most passionate about.

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Overseas Expeditions

We offer an exceptional range of overseas trekking & climbing expeditions to six continents. Our overseas adventures will expand your mental and physical boundaries and take you outside your comfort zone. You'll become stronger, more resilient and more confident, and you'll be directly improving disadvantaged young peoples' lives.

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Why we exist

At Inspire Alpine® we dream of a world where all young people have the opportunity to succeed. Yet, there is clear evidence of a persistent gap in attainment between young people from the richest and poorest backgrounds, which has a direct impact on school-leaver destinations and future income levels. We exist to help close this attainment gap.

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Our impact

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Inspirational talks given to raise aspirations

25,000

Young people reached across the UK

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Young people supported in the UK mountains to build confidence & resilience

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Latest news

  • Booking with Confidence

    The team here at Inspire Alpine® are all desperate to get back outside and support you to follow your dreams, but only once it’s safe to do so. All of our overseas trips from October 2020 onwards are still scheduled. For any bookings made between now and 31 July 2020 on an overseas trip departing before 31 March 2021, we’re offering you the right to cancel and get a full refund. Read more

  • Strengthening our Board

    We're delighted to announce two new appointments to the board of Inspire Alpine®, which will significantly strengthen our governance and help shape our growth. Our Board of Directors is accountable for our strategy, activities and performance. Read more

  • Overcoming Adversity

    In 2003, I failed my professional accountancy exams for the second time, was made redundant and spiralled into anxiety & depression. To overcome this personal catastrophe, I took a huge risk - I entered the 'toughest footrace on earth', the 160-mile Marathon des Sables. Read more

Case Studies

  • Case study: Matthew, 7

    "My dad is a keen hill walker from Arran, and climbed most of the Scottish hills but sadly currently in hospital. All week my son Matthew has been chatting to him planning their Everest camping adventure and it’s given my dad so much joy." Read more

  • Case study: Arran, 8

    "Arran was diagnosed with Aspergers and ADHD in 2018 and has had a challenging year and lost a lot of confidence so I believe that hearing experiences like yours is so important in challenging their opinions and views of themselves.” Read more

  • Case study: Luke, 17

    "My son who is in S5 said it was the best assembly they have ever had. He found it hugely inspirational and said it made him realise that if he doesn’t make it professional in rugby, there are so many things he could do." Read more