Higher Ground

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.'

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Munros in Winter

In 1984, Martin Moran became the first person to conquer all 277* Munros in a single winter journey. In this gripping narrative, he recounts his legendary achievement.

The 2020 reissue of this mountain classic has been long-awaited by the outdoor community and now includes a foreword by Martin's wife Joy who shares her own memories of their journey together, 35 years on.

'The first and finest account of climbing Scotland's winter mountains, the greatest challenge our hills have to offer.' -- Cameron McNeish

'The winter completion of the Munros in a single push was not only a tremendous team effort but also Martin and Joy's great love story. It was an amazing Odyssey and The Munros in Winter is a superb account. Between its quality of writing and honesty, and Martin's delightful touches of humour, no wonder it has provided inspiration to so many people over the years.' --Sir Chris Bonington

'A magnificent and inspirational book.' --Undiscovered Scotland

'In many ways, the perfect mountaineer.' --Kenton Cool

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​

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