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Guided Hill Walking, Navigation Training & Winter Skills Courses, Scotland

James Orpwood Mountaineering provides guided summer hill walking, guided winter hill walking, a range of navigation and hill skills courses, and winter skills courses for individuals and small groups in Scotland, from the Cairngorms to Ben Nevis and beyond.

Whether you want to climb your first Munro, tick off a classic round of Munros, tackle a Cairngorms giant in the depths of winter, climb Ben Nevis, learn or brush up on navigation skills, learn the essentials to keep you safe in winter, enjoy a few days in the hills, or even take a low-level walk to spot some local wildlife and take in some natural history and culture, we have something for you.

We are proud to support and promote the products and ethos of Kendal-based outdoor gear manufacturer Summiteer.

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James Orpwood's debut book, A Quest For Fulfilment, is a light-hearted yet truthful and inspiring insight into one man's journey - from mad keen angler and fisheries scientist - to finding professional and personal fulfilment in the mountains.

Available in paperback format (RRP £11.99) or as an eBook (RRP £5.99), a signed copy of the paperback may be purchased via the contact page. The cost of £11.99 includes free P&P to UK mainland addresses.

A Quest For Fulfilment is also available from local retail outlets in Aviemore, Grantown-on-Spey and Fort William, and from several online retailers.

 Good-To-Go-Scotland

At James Orpwood Mountaineering, we have acquired the “We’re Good To Go” Industry Standard mark. This means we will be following Government and other guidelines related to Coronavirus, we have a Risk Assessment in place, and we will be implementing a range of practical measures. Also, to reflect the changeable nature of the current situation, we want to assure you that you can book with confidence, knowing that your payment will be secure if circumstances change. Please see our Covid-19 (Coronavirus) information page for further details.

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