The Munros in Winter

£11.99

In 1985 mountain guide Martin Moran achieved the first completion of all 277 Munros in a single winter with the support and companionship of his wife Joy.

The Munros in Winter

The Munros in Winter
£11.99
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In 1985 mountain guide Martin Moran achieved the first completion of all 277 Munros* in a single winter with the support and companionship of his wife Joy. Their success was a feat of dedicated mountaineering and effective teamwork through the storms, snows and avalanches of an epic winter season in the Scottish Highlands.

Martin's account of the winter journey became a classic mountain narrative, combining his passionate enthusiasm for the mountains with humorous insights into a marriage put to the test through three months of living in a camper van. It was described as "the best guidebook to the Munros" by mountain writer Jim Perrin. The book inspired many other climbers and runners to pick up the gauntlet in pursuit of new feats of endurance on Scotland"s hills.

Martin Moran was one of Britain's most experienced mountaineers and guides. Born on North Tyneside he studied geography at Cambridge University before moving to Sheffield with Joy to train as a chartered accountant. In 1985 he qualified as a British and International IFMGA Mountain Guide and the couple moved to the North-West Highlands to found their climbing and guiding enterprise, Moran Mountain. He made a dozen pioneering ascents in the Himalaya and climbed over a hundred new winter routes in Scotland. In May 2019, Martin tragically lost his life in the Himalaya while on a pioneering expedition with seven other climbers.

Some line maps and colour photos.

By Martin Moran.

Card cover, 23.5cm x 15.5cm, 256 pages.

First published 1986. This edition 2020.

ISBN: 978-1-913207-38-0.

* As listed in Munros Tables of 1985. The total has since been revised upwards to 284.

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