2018 SCOTTISH WINTER COURSES New Year and 13 Jan - 9 Mar full details, dates and prices now booking; places still left on most weeks and courses; discounts for groups; weekend and private guiding options also available
2018 SCOTTISH EASTER AND SPRING COURSES 31 Mar - 6 Apr, 5-12 May, 26 May - 1 Jun Cuillin Traverse, Skye Mountaineer and Adventure Rock Climbing plus Sea Stacks Tour 14-20 July; £30 discount on bookings made before 31 Dec 2017
2018 NORWAY ICE COURSES 11 Feb- 4 Mar - based in Aurland in the magnificent western fjordlands; ice in abundance for all levels of experience - Introductory, Improver and Technical
2018 ARCTIC NORWAY HOLIDAYS 2-16 June Lyngen Alps: Arctic Mountaineer and Alpinist; Lofoten Islands: Arctic Summits and Climber Adventurous mountaineering on glaciated wilderness summits in Lyngen and brilliant scrambling and rock climibng on the Lofoten peaks. £50 discount on bookings made before 31st Dec 2017
HIMALAYA Exclusive New Climb for June 2018:-
CHILUNG-LALUNG PEAKS Unclimbed peaks to 6300m and exploration of a remote corner of Zanskar Himalaya - with an approach through spectacular high mountain desert. A good first Himalayan venture for climbers with solid experience; 24 days 15 June-9 July 2018 Price £4,400 Grade: C Leader: Martin Moran
Past-client and group discounts on offer on all Himalayan trips - worth up to 7.5% of the trip price
11-24 AUG 2018 ALPINE HIGH PEAKS Climb the highest summits of 5 Alpine nations in a 12 day road trip - Liechtenstein, Germany, Austria, Slovenia and Switzerland; including the 2864m Triglav and 4634m Dufourspitze. Price £3,580 incl accommodation, all road travel and guiding.
2018 DISCOUNT DEAL WITH COTSWOLD OUTDOOR (plus Snow & Rock, Runner's Need and Cycle Surgery) for all MORAN MOUNTAIN CLIENTS: 15% off purchases in store or on-line Available on receipt of your booking and valid until July 2018
Trisul Expedition and Nanda Devi Trek: Our Autumn Himalayan trip gave some challenging climbing on 7120m Trisul and adventurous trekking round the western rim of the Nanda Devi range.
Leader and Guide Mark Thomas and LO/high-altitude lead climber Chetan Pandey reached the true summit of Trisul on 5th October. Martin Moran and clients John McLaren, Zac Quain and Ian Wade reached the summit ridge at 7000m but were unable to climb the final steep step to the top due to lack of equipment and time. The West Ridge of Trisul proved a serious and taxing route with 600 metres of climbing at 50-55 degrees, strong winds and a small summit camp-site. Very few teams have been successful on this route. Though frustrating for those who got so close to the summit, this was a terrific team effort.
Martin's Blog and Photos on Trisul Summit Attempt
The Nanda Devi trekkers - Patrick Harborow, Gary Motyer and Mike Timar with leader Martin Moran - had a fantastic adventure in the gorges and on the glaciers around Changabang and Dronagiri and finished with a 4 day crossing of the 5215m Ronti Saddle to Trisul base-camp.
Nanda Devi Trek Picture Gallery
Martin's Trek Blog Account
Alpine High Peaks Holiday: Our team had an exciting and enjoyable holiday and achieved all five peaks on the itinerary - Grauspitze, Zugspitze, Grossglockner, Triglav and Dufourspitze. Well done to Jacky Burrows, Tina Nielsen and the Family Stone (David, Peter and Thomas). Special thanks to my aspirant Guy Steven (not least for his driving skills). We are doing this trip again in 2018 so book early for a fantastic alpine challenge.
Alpine High Peaks 2017 photo gallery
Martin's Alpine High Peaks Blog account
2017 Ladakh - Kang Yatze Photo Gallery
(thanks to Ruth for the photos)
Cuillin Success for Mr Frostbite: - Martin was pleased and proud to guide Nigel Vardy along the Cuillin Traverse from 10-12 July. Nigel lost all his toes and most of his fingers 18 years ago after an epic on Denali in Alaska. Although his rock climbing powers are now severely limited he made an efficient two day crossing, starting up the Dubhs Ridge from Loch Coruisk.
Blog Account: A Walk with Mr Frostbite