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Higher Ground - A Mountain Guide's Life,  by Martin Moran, tells of his life change for accounting to become a mountain guide. He is one of Britain's most experienced guides, with several guide books to his name
Higher Ground - A Mountain Guide's Life,  by Martin Moran, tells of his life change for accounting to become a mountain guide. He is one of Britain's most experienced guides, with several guide books to his name

Higher Ground - Martin Moran

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Season : SS21

Brand : Cordee

Code : 7000317

Higher Ground - A Mountain Guide's Life,  by Martin Moran, tells of his life change for accounting to become a mountain guide. He is one of Britain's most experienced and accomplished mountain guides, with several guide books to his name. He has lived life in the mountains to the full and this is his story.

On an ascent of the North Face of the Eiger  in 1985 he made his decision to take the mountain guide qualifications, leaving his job as an accountant. Now based in Strathcarron, Wester Ross, he has climbed and guided extensively throughout Scotland, as well as the Alps, Norway, and the Himalayas. 

Among his many achievements is the first non-stop traverse of all of the 4000m peaks in the Alps and a record breaking run traversing Skyes Cuillin Ridge. 

Martin Moran
Martin Moran is one of Britain’s most accomplished mountaineers and guides. Born on North Tyneside he pursued a mountain path from boyhood. After studying geography at Cambridge University he and his wife Joy moved to Sheffield where Martin trained as a chartered accountant, consolidating his climbing experience with an ascent of the Eiger North Face and new alpine-style routes in the Himalaya. In 1985 he qualified as a British and International IFMGA Mountain Guide and moved to Lochcarron in the North-West Highlands. He has made over a dozen pioneering ascents in the Himalaya and climbed a hundred new winter routes of high standard in Scotland. Martin and Joy have two grown-up children, Alex and Hazel.

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  • No of Pages: 276
  • Page Size: 156 x 234 mm
  • ISBN 10: 1908737557
  • ISBN 13: 9781908737557
  • Publisher: Sandstone Press
  • Published Date: March 2014
  • Edition: 1st, Mar 2014
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Illustrations: Colour Photograph Sections
  • Weight: 530g
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