Martin's autobiography "Higher Ground" was published in 2014. 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. "Higher Ground" describes highlights and dramatic adventures from his guiding life in Scotland, the Alps, Norway and Himalaya.
A "must read" for anyone who has ever felt drawn to the mountains, whether in Scotland or beyond
Munros in Winter
"The Munros in Winter" is the narrative of Martin's ascent of all the Munros within a single winter season. His adventure is brought back to life with this superbly illustrated re-issue. The book includes a wealth of information on mountain weather and other Munro marathons. The humour and romance of the original narrative will guarantee its status a classic mountain read.
The 4000m Peaks of the Alps
Martin's guidebook "The 4000m Peaks of the Alps - selected climbs" was published by the Alpine Club and revised in 2012. All the classic routes on the Alpine 4000m peaks - 240 routes with 80 photo-diagrams are described. An essential companion for all Alpine mountaineers