World Travel & Tourism Council Safe Travels stamp

We're delighted to have been issued with the international ‘Safe Travels’ stamp from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).The Safe Travels stamp is the world’s first ever global safety and hygiene stamp for Travel & Tourism, designed specifically to address COVID-19 and similar outbreaks. Read more

We're Global Rescue Safe Travel Partners

Inspire Alpine is committed to excellence in every aspect of your expedition experience, especially when it comes to safety. That’s why we've partnered with Global rescue to become a Global Rescue Safe Travel Partner. Read more

We're Good to Go!

We're proud holders of the “We’re Good To Go” industry standard mark, which confims we have clear processes in place and are following industry and Government COVID-19 guidance on cleanliness and social distancing. Read more

We Declare a Climate Emergency

We believe fiercely in responsible & sustainable travel. That’s why we’ve signed up to Tourism Declares, an initiative that supports tourism businesses, organisations and individuals in declaring a climate emergency and taking purposeful action to reduce their carbon emissions. Read more

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

Inspiring pupils in Ayrshire!

In October 2019 Ricky visited St Palladius primary school in to share stories from Antarctica and Mount Everest to inspire pupils to raise their aspirations. Having grown up a council estate, Ricky knows exactly what challenges these young people face. Read more

33 Hours on Everest

On 18th May 2018 at 6.15 a.m., Inspire Alpine® founder Ricky Munday stepped onto the summit of Mount Everest (8,8848m) to become the highest human being on planet Earth. This is the story of his successful summit bid. Read more

From Chartered Accountant to Polar Ambassador

Our founder Ricky Munday was invited by the Natural Environment Research Council to write a guest blog about his role as a Polar Ambassador & senior leader at the UK's national polar research organisation Read more

Battling the world's highest mountains

Ricky was interviewed by Cambridge News in 2017. He discussed his his reasons for attempting Everest, his charity fundraising on previous high-altitude expeditions and the leassons he learned from his first first unsuccessful Everest expedition. Read more

Adventure Hacks: The 3 Pillars That Can Get You to Everest

Ricky was interviewed by Everest exepdition sponsors Wild Guanabana to discuss his three key strategies to ensure that expeditions get off the ground. Read more

Expedition Essentials: ten must-have expedition items

Ricky was interviewed by WideWorld Magazine to describe the expedition kit he won't leave home without - his expedition essentials! Read more