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Talisman Mountaineering's

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Established in 1992, Aviemore based Cairngorm mountain guides offer fully qualified worldwide mountain guiding and instruction throughout the year.

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As fully qualified members of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI), the British Association of International Mountain Leaders (BAIML) and Mountain Training Association (MTA), we can guarantee you best practise, fun, excitement and a friendly professional service.

Talisman Mountaineering's Cairngorm Mountain Guides, established in 1992, are based in Aviemore in the Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands. 


We specialise in Scottish winter skills, winter mountaineering, winter climbing, rock climbing, scrambling, trekking and private guiding.

Ron Walker (MIC, IML) and Fi Chappell (IML, WML, RCI) personally guide and organise walking, trekking, mountaineering, climbing, winter skills, private guiding, skiing and adventure holidays worldwide for all ages, backgrounds and levels of experience. 


So if you'd like to experience the wonders of nature, learn about the mountain environment, challenge yourself to something new, climb a classic rock or ice route or just have a fun adventure, then contact us today to chat with Ron or Fi.

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Friendly professional qualified instruction, guiding and courses for all...

Scottish Winter Mountaineering

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Guided Winter Climbing

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“Climb if you will, but remember that courage and strength are nought without prudence, and that a momentary negligence may destroy the happiness of a lifetime. Do nothing in haste; look well to each step; and from the beginning think what may be the end.” 

Edward Whymper, 'Scrambles Amongst the Alps' 

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