Max ascended his first Munro before he was born - his mother was pregnant at the time!
He was born in Scotland, is a keen mountaineer, and is one of the UK’s more persistent and wide-ranging trekkers.
He has a particular passion for Scotland, and for bringing mountainscapes to life for other people.
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You can contact him
if you would like him to present at your company,
school or club on the highights of Scotland's mountain landscapes,
or on leadership and personal growth.
A member of the Outdoor Writers’ and Photographers’ Guild, Max received the Guild's
award for Best Guidebook in 2016, for co-authored Trek to Everest.
He has trekked in widely in the Himalaya, Rockies, Andes, and Alps.
In 2013 for example, with a 15kg backpack, he covered the 1,000 kilometres
and 50,000 metres of vertical ascent required to complete the 'Furth Munros'
of England and Wales, Scotland’s Cape Wrath Trail, Corsica’s GR20, and Switzerland’s Alpine Pass Route.
In 2018 he trekked the Baltoro Glacier in the Karakorams of Pakistan, to K2 Base Camp.
Max's other books have sold more than 1/2 million copies in fifteen languages. He is a recognised expert
in leadership and motivation, and his The Tao of Coaching and The Tools of Leadership have
remained in print for fifteen years.
Formerly a Partner at McKinsey & Company, to which he has recently returned, he was also
a Senior Partner at headhunters Heidrick & Struggles and KornFerry.
He believes strongly in the value of education,
and served for seven years as a Governor of the University of Roehampton.