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.