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Martin Moran Mountaineering
Park Cottage Achintee Strathcarron Ross-shire IV54 8YX
Tel/Fax 01520 722361 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to "Martin Moran Mountaineering". We are a family-run business, established in 1985, offering mountaineering courses, holidays and expeditions in the north-west of Scotland, the Swiss Alps and the Himalayas. The company is directed by Martin Moran, an international UIAGM mountain guide. Professional organisation, personal service, qualified instructional staffing and an adventurous spirit are the key ingredients of our success. Browse our pages and follow a ladder of ambition from beginner to expert level then join us to discover the sheer thrill and lasting pleasure of mountaineering.
About Martin Moran
||Brought up on Tyneside, Martin has developed a boyhood love of mountains into his professional career. From teenage hiking trips in the Lake District he went on to climb some of the great faces of the Alps, including the North Face of the Eiger. After qualifying as a British Mountain Guide in 1985 he and his wife, Joy, moved to Lochcarron in the North-West Highlands of Scotland and set up their climbing school. Combining Martin's guiding skills with Joy's organisational and culinary talents their holidays soon established a reputation for adventurous climbing backed by high quality meals and accommodation.
Martin also has a long pedigree of personal 'firsts' in the mountains:-
First winter round of all the Munros in Scotland
(mountains over 3,000 ft) in 83 days 1984/85.
First non-stop traverse of the 75 4,000 metre peaks of the Alps with Simon Jenkins in 52 days in 1993.
Record-breaking run across the Cuillin Ridge of Skye in 3 hrs 33 mins in 1990.
Over 80 new climbs in the mountains of North-West Scotland.
4 first ascents in the Indian Himalaya including the South Face of 22,500 ft Nanda Kot (with clients) in 1995.
From these achievements Martin has developed a secondary career in writing with 3 Books and many articles to his credit and Lecturing to audiences all over Britain.
He is also a BA Hons in Geography and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1980.
Martin loves to share his own experience and commitment with his clients.
BRITISH MOUNTAIN GUIDES: The British Mountain Guides association today has well over 100 members and is affiliated to the International Union of Mountain Guides Associations (UIAGM). UIAGM Guides hold the highest level of professional mountaineering qualification in the world, and are recognised by most countries, enabling British Mountain Guides to work in the Alps and Greater Ranges as well as Britain. For more information visit the BMG web site