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My name is Dave Talbot and I coach outdoor pursuits.  I run a guiding company called Mountain Vision and my passion lies in taking people into the outdoor world, developing their skills and helping them grow as people.  I love the mountains and have climbed, and skied, all over the UK, Europe and the US, both on my own many adventures or instructing and coaching others.  For the last few winters I have worked in Saas Fee, Switzerland for the Swiss Ski School, where I was one of the first British instructors.  There I have been developing skiers of all standards, and starting to train, and work, with the local mountain guides on events like the Ice Climbing World Cup Competition. I love what I do and am passionate about people, the outdoors and the mountains.  I really enjoy coaching others and seeing them learn, and develop.  For me life is a journey of different challenges and the chance to embrace them, to share these experiences with others, and to learn, and develop from them.

I am a qualified ski instructor as well as being a British and Canadian race coach.  I also hold the UK Mountain Instructor Award and am looking to start training shortly as a international mountain guide.