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Morts Lindholm

Managing Director

A keen climber, mountaineer and adventurer, Morts has spent the last two decades exploring the globe, climbing, cycling, hiking and tractoring (?!) his way through more than 75 countries (so far!) and has his sights set on reaching 100 within the next few years.

He’s successfully summited 26 4,000m mountains, as well as several 5-6,000m mountains in the Himalayas as well as in the Karakoram.

From 2009 to 2014 he lived in Australia working in senior management for a large technology and AV company, and for the last five years his main focus has been on developing and leading educational expeditions for a large international travel organisation.

A qualified UK Mountain Leader, UIMLA Aspirant and Duke of Edinburgh Gold Assessor, Morts brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and enthusiasm to 360, and can also be found leading some our our expeditions across the globe.

Interview

What was your first adventure?

Canoeing 150miles along Klarälven in Sweden as a boy scout was rather epic, I think I must have been 11 or 12 years old at that point.

What has been your most memorable adventure?

My first visit to Chamonix changed me forever! I was in my mid-teens and made the fatal error of ‘just stopping by’ during my inter-rail trip around Europe. I ended up staying for a full month climbing, hiking and mountain biking my way through the valley – talk about an expensive train journey! Living back in the UK now I head back out as often as possible to hone my skills and to catch up with friends and colleagues.

A close second would be my 2006 crossing of Kenya, on a 30-year-old green tractor together with the Dutch actress Manon Ossevoort, who at that point was half-way through driving from her village in the Netherlands to the South Pole. I was invited on board for a leg of her journey as a photographer!

What item of travel kit you can't do without?

A buff! In additional to the normal well-known uses of this multi-functional piece of kit it also doubles as a sleep mask, an arm sling and, in the unthinkable case you have been caught short, it also doubles as toilet tissue (!)

What three bits of advice would you give to people who are keen on adventures, trekking and climbing?

1) Surround yourself with positive people who share your mind-set. Remember positivity attracts positivity.

2) Don’t live by your guidebook. They are good for a general view of a destination/objective however, use the Internet, ask locals and connect with like-minded souls…that is where the real gold nuggets are!

3) Be realistic. If you want to climb K2, learn how to climb before you go. Make a pragmatic list of how you want to achieve this goal. Follow your path, and then go for it!

What is the best thing about your job?

Spending time with amazing people. I love nothing more than listening to other peoples’ stories and tales. It’s a quick fix if you need to restore your faith in humanity.

The organisation of 360 was second to none. The attention to detail every step of the way was exceptional.

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