Introducing Matt Cooper

Matt Cooper is a full time Mountaineering Instructor (MCI), mountain runner and climber with a love for moving fast and light in the mountains and sharing his passion for the outdoors with others.

Originally from Birmingham Matt gave up his career in management and now lives in North Wales where he pursues his passion for fast and light raids in the mountains. An avid mountain runner and mountaineer, Matt has competed in numerous mountain races and has climbed in locations around the world with his favorite locations being the Alps and the Atlas Mountains of Morocco.

Key Achievements

2022
Climbed Zinalrothorn in the Swiss Alps (4221m)
Climbed the Aiguille du Moine via the South Ridge (D+5c)
Single day traverse of the GR131 on El Hierro in the Canary Islands

2021
Ran 44 miles in his house during lockdown for charity

2019
Guided the three highest peaks in Morocco
Became a qualified Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor

2016
Completed the Mourne Skyline (Northern Ireland)
Completed the Lake District Mountain Trial

2015 Completed the Mourne Skyline (Northern Ireland)

“Montane don’t just produce high quality products for the outdoors they also share the same insatiable appetite for adventure and moving fast and light in the mountains. I use their products not because I’m a Montane Athlete, I genuinely love the products they produce. From the Montane Prism Jacket to the Gecko running vest, I use it all the time and the kit enables me to move fast unhindered so I can get the best out of the day, squeezing every drop of adventure until the light fades.

For me adventure is best shared with others and spending time in the mountains with fun people who love what they do is for me bliss, its days like these that give the most rewards where people and mountains create an adventure that you will remember forever."
- Matt Cooper

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