Lochcarron-based mountain guide’s Achmore book launch

Lochcarron-based mountain guide Martin Moran will launch his autobiography in Achmore tomorrow (Friday) evening.

In “Higher Ground — A Mountain Guide’s Life” Martin, one of Britain’s most experienced mountain guides and climbers, recounts experiences of climbing both locally and around the globe.

In 1985 Martin quit his job as an accountant and with his wife, Joy, established a new climbing school in Lochcarron. From there he has guided and climbed all over Scotland, as well as in the Alps, Norway and the Himalayas, helping his clients to realise their dreams and in Martin’s words “make some sense of their lives”.

Among Martin’s many achieve­ments are  completing the first continuous traverse of all the 4,000-metre Alpine peaks with Simon Jenkins in 52 days in 1993; new Scottish winter climbs of extreme difficulty; a record-breaking run along the Cuillin Ridge traverse; ascents of the highest frozen waterfalls in Norway; and over a dozen pioneering climbs in the Himalayas.

Friday’s talk, in Achmore Village Hall at 7.30pm, is being hosted by the South West Ross Field Club.