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Guided Hill Walking and Mountain Skills Training

James Orpwood Mountaineering provides guided hill walking and mountain skills training for individuals and small groups in the Scottish Highlands. We offer guided summer hill walking, guided winter hill walking, a range of navigation and hill skills courses, and winter skills courses. So 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 your navigation skills, learn the essential skills 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.

James Orpwood Mountaineering is owned and managed by James Orpwood. Enthusiastic and approachable, James is thrilled to share his love of the outdoors with others, inspiring, enabling and encouraging people to achieve their personal goals.

James is a proud member of the Summiteer Pro Team, supporting and promoting the products and ethos of Kendal-based outdoor gear manufacturer Summiteer.

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Latest News

Winter looks like it is well and truly here to stay in the Scottish mountains, and we have been out and about experiencing some fantastic places over the last couple of weeks.

Winter has definitely returned to the Highlands this week, and there have been some great opportunities to get out and enjoy the amazing light on the snowy mountains. But it has definitely been a weekend of two halves - blue skies on the west coast on Saturday, but a good bit of Cairngorms clag on Sunday!

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