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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. See More about James Orpwood Mountaineering.

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. Find Out what our clients have to say.

We recognise and welcome the increasing importance our client base places on operating in a sustainable manner. As a member of Wild Scotland, the Scottish wildlife and adventure tourism association, we are committed to working sustainably to protect the natural environment where we operate. Read More about how we aim to do this. We are also 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.

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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.

As a participant of the "We’re Good To Go" scheme, we are also eligible for the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) "Safe Travels" stamp, offering peace of mind to international and domestic clients alike.

Furthermore, 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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