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Martin's autobiography "HIGHER GROUND" - published by Sandstone Press March 2014. Special Offer Price for Signed Copies: £15.00 incl post and packing to UK addresses (retail price £14.99) (please add £3.50 for postage within Europe and £7.50 for Worldwide postage)

Martin Moran is one of Britain’s most experienced and accomplished mountain guides. In 1985 he quit his job as an accountant, and he and his wife, Joy, established their home and risked their future to open a new climbing school in Lochcarron, Wester Ross, among some of the world’s most beautiful mountain landscapes. From this remote base he has guided and climbed all over Scotland the Alps, Norway and the Himalaya, helping his clients to realise their dreams and in Martin’s words “make some sense of their lives”.

"a "must read" for anyone who has ever felt drawn to the mountains, whether in Scotland or beyond" Review by www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk


THE 4000 PEAKS OF THE ALPS (Alpine Club 2012): comprehensive guidebook to all the classic routes on the Alpine 4000m peaks - 240 routes, 80 photo-diagrams. An essential companion for all Alpine mountaineers, New revised edition. THE MUNROS IN WINTER (1986/2011) reissued by Sandstone Press: the narrative of Martin's ascent of all the Munros within a single winter season is brought back to life with this superbly illustrated re-issue. Martin has written a new prologue telling how the trip changed his life as he moved to the Highlands to become a mountain guide. There is also an updated appendix of Munro marathons and records. The humour and romance of the original narrative will guarantee its status a classic mountain read.

SIGNED COPIES can be mail-ordered at the following prices which include UK post & packing (please add £3.50 for postage within Europe and £7.50 for Worldwide postage):

Sandstone Press

Sandstone Press

Alpine Club guidebook

Buy HIGHER GROUND and MUNROS IN WINTER together for £22 incl P&P

Buy HIGHER GROUND and ALPINE 4000m PEAKS GUIDEBOOK together for £32 incl P&P

To order: Go to our secure web-booking page and pay by credit/debit card ; or send cheque with order to MARTIN MORAN, PARK COTT., ACHINTEE, STRATHCARRON, IV54 8YX.. Your book will be with you within 7 days

Martin has written other classic mountaineering texts and guidebooks. We are sorry but THE MAGIC OF WESTER ROSS AND SKYE by Clarrie Pashley and Martin Moran (David & Charles Sept 2001), SCOTLAND'S WINTER MOUNTAINS (David & Charles 1998) and ALPS 4000 (David & Charles 1994) are now out of print - copies may be sourced on Ebay or Amazon.


Martin is an experienced and highly-rated motivational lecturer. His recent talks at Mussoorie Mountain Festival and the Indian Mountaineering Foundation in India and the Scottish Mountaineering Club and Alpine Club in the UK attracted large and enthusiastic audiences. He can give inspirational, instructional and geographical talks with high-quality images and always with a humourous slant.

Martin offers his Higher Ground, Expedition Leadership, Cuillin Winter Traverse, Mountain Conservation and Indian Pioneer talks to clubs, lecture societies, schools and colleges on application.

Other talks available: 'The Munros in Winter' - climbing all the Munros in a single winter season; 'Mountain Adventures in North-West Scotland' - Cuillin Traverse, Sea Stack Climbing, Winter Pioneering; "The Winter Mountain Experience" - instructional expertise in weather, avalanche, snow and ice skills, navigation, classic ridges, ice and mixed climbs; 'The Magic of Wester Ross and Skye" - an illustrated tour across the mountains, glens and coastlines of Scotland's most spectacular natural landscapes; 'Alpine Mountaineering' - an instructive and spectacular introduction to the challenges of Alpine climbing; 'Alps 4000' - the historic first traverse of the 4000m peaks; "Mountains of Norway" - ice climbing, ski-touring, rock climbing in Lofoten and midnight sun in Lyngen - the best of Norway; "Nanda Devi: India's greatest mountain" - the history of exploration plus the account of Martin's pioneering expeditions to this magnificent 25,000 foot peak

Contact us for full details: fees and expenses are negotiable according to the venue and size of audience.

PICTURE LIBRARY: Martin Moran has an extensive picture library from North-West Scotland, Skye, the Western Swiss and French Alps, Norway and the Indian Himalaya available for personal and commercial use. The collection has been built up over 35 years of mountaineering and covers scenic landscapes as well as classic climbs, walks and treks.

Contact Martin with your specific requirements.


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