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NEW FOR 2017 ALPINE HIGH PEAKS Climb the highest summits of 5 Alpine nations in a 12 day road trip - Liechtenstein, Germany, Austria, Slovenia and Switzerland; from the 2864m Triglav to 4634m Dufourspitze. Price £3,480 incl accommodation, all road travel and guiding. Led by Martin Moran

SCOTTISH 2017 WINTER COURSES We still have several places :-

Winter Mountaineer: 4-10 Feb, 25 Feb-3 Mar, 4-10 Mar

Intro Winter Climber: 18-24 Feb, 4-10 Mar

Technical Winter Climber: 4-10 Feb, 4-10 Mar

SCOTTISH EASTER AND SPRING COURSES 15-21 Apr, 29 Apr-5 May including Skye Mountaineer, Cuillin Traverse and Alpine Preparation - places available on all courses

ARCTIC NORWAY HOLIDAYS 27 May-3 June, 3-10 June - wonderful alpine mountaineering in the Lyngen Alps and brilliant rock climbing and scrambling in the Lofoten Islands with luxury cabin accommodation - all courses now booking

NORWAY ICE 2017 12 Feb - 5 Mar - based as usual at Aurland on the Sognefjord with luxury cabin accommodation - all levels from beginner to advanced ; all courses currently full

HIMALAYAN EXPEDITIONS 2017 Past-client and group discounts on offer on all Himalayan trips - worth up to 7.5% of the trip price

KALAPANI PIONEER Unclimbed peaks to 5900m plus a beautiful trek in a remote corner of Garhwal Himalaya - an ideal progression from Alps to Himalaya with climbs of varied technical difficulty to suit. 23 days 28th Apr-21st May 2017 Price £3,950 Grade: B/C - currently full

TRISUL (7120m) 15th Sept-15th Oct 2017: The peak of Shiva's trident and one of India's greatest mountains; a full expedition peak with a challenging ascent by the West Ridge; for more experienced mountaineers

Price: £5,450 30 days Grade D

LADAKH-KANG YATZE 14th July - 7th Aug 2017 expedition details now posted. Climb Kang Yatze I (6401m) anbd KY II (6245m) and follow the 9 day Markha valley trail in the Buddhist kingdom of Ladakh 23 days Grade A/C - a great first venture in the Himalaya; price £3,900

DISCOUNT DEAL WITH COTSWOLD OUTDOOR FOR ALL MORAN MOUNTAIN CLIENTS: 15% off all purchases in store and on-line available on receipt of your booking and valid until July 2017.

Lectures: Martin can offer his Higher Ground, Scotland's WInter Mountains, Mountain Safety - Risk Management - Expedition Leadership and Himalayan Pioneering talks in Autumn and Winter 2016/17 to clubs, comapnies, lecture societies, schools and colleges on request.


Dry January - Cold February: January 2017 has been abnormally dry and settled. A large anti-cyclone over Europe has proved persistent. A snowfall over the weekend allowed our course groups to achieve winter ascents of the Forcan Ridge of The Saddle (I/II), Ling, Lawson and Glovers Route, Beinn Eighe (II), George on Liathach (III), West Ridge of Sgurr nan Gillean (II), Am Basteir and Bhasteir Tooth (II). The weather remains largely dry but more persistently cold conditions are due to set in from this weekend onwards.

Leaving Sgurr nan Gillean summit - Winter Climber courses 30 Jan 2017 (photo: Guy Steven)

Himalayan Successes: Our pioneering trip to the Miyar valley in Himachal Pradesh had a happy outcome. Our three climbing teams made new routes on four unclimbed peaks. Ian Dring and Martin Moran made a 6-day ascent of the North Spur of Pk 5755 (Marakula Killa); John Crook and Dave Sharpe did an epic 40 mile round trip to capture the 1st ascent of the magnificent north face of Peak 6294, one of the most remote peaks in the region, while Charlie French and Anette Kinde made the 1st ascent of 6025m Tharang II.

Martin's Blog Report: Crocodile Rock

Ian and Martin on the summit 6pm 1st Oct

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HIGHER GROUND - a mountain guide's life: a thrilling and humorous account of Martin's guiding life (published by Sandstone Press 2014) Order your Signed Copy for £15 incl UK p&p Use our secure web booking form to order (debit or credit cards accepted)

"an absorbing account of his life as a guide...Moran has a keen eye and a crisp style, and some delightful word paintings enliven the book" Scottish Mountaineering Club Journal review

Use our secure web booking form to order your copy (all major cards accepted)


Martin Moran's guidebook to the classic routes on the 4000m peaks of the Alps published by the Alpine Club 240 routes from F to TD- standard described; 80 photos and photo-diagrams; peak lists, historical review, practical advice and information

Signed copies on Mail Order: £20 (incl P&P; rrp £25)

THE MUNROS IN WINTER Martin's classic book on his winter ascent of all the Munros, reissued by Sandstone Press, complete with a new selection of photos from the original trip, updated history of Munro marathons and records - a handbook to the Scottish mountains with cautionary tales of avalanches and storms, a portrait of a how a marriage worked through three months in a camper van, and an evocation of the realisation of a mountain dream. Order your signed copy for £12 (incl P&P).

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

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