Ron Walker (MIC, IML) of Cairngorm Guides & Talisman Mountaineering, provides friendly, qualified guiding & instruction in mountain sports.
Based in Aviemore amidst the beautiful scenery of the Cairngorms National Park This fascinating area provides us with a spectacular backdrop for our courses and activity holidays.
Talisman provides guided glen & mountain walking all year round. In winter, we run mountaineering, winter walking skills & winter climbing courses - from snowholing to ice climbing. Summer is the time for hillwalking, scrambling, rock climbing & abseiling.
Whether you are looking for a relaxing Highland walking holiday or a heart-thumping climbing or activity course, we are there to guide you safely through your chosen adventure.
Full AMI & BAIML members
Best Climbing Experience
Too many to mention...!
Interests Outside Climbing
Nordic, alpine and ski-mountaineering as well as computing, web design and digital photography.
About My Photography
I do keep trying and now also enjoy producing videos for YouTube ...!
Click to list photo comments written by me. (62 comments)
I've voted for 223 photos, average vote 4.4.
(46% superb - 47% good - 5% average - 0% poor - 0% rubbish)
Anything Else We Should Know
These days my grades keep improving every time a new guidebook comes out but generally I climb mountain HVS's and the odd well protected mountain E1 in control as opposed to harder routes on adrenaline...! Older wiser and more brittle you could say?
I'm a qualified mountaineering and ski instructor...
Been Climbing For
More than 20 years
Winter - VII
Trad - E2
Sport - 6c
Ice - WI-5+
Trad - E3
Indoor - 7a
Several times a week
All over the world
Too many to list...!
But Eagle Ridge
Minus One Direct
Centurian on Ben Nevis
Needle on the Shelterstone and Rebuffat Route on South Face of Aguille du Midi are outstanding...