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James Orpwood Mountaineering provides year-round guided hill walking and mountain skills courses for individuals and small groups in the Highlands of Scotland


Based in Aviemore in the Cairngorms National Park, I am ideally-placed to offer you a range of fantastic adventures, from the Cairngorms to Ben Nevis and beyond. Do you want to:

  • Learn new skills - mountain navigation, summer hill and mountain skills, or winter skills?
  • Enjoy a day or two of guided hill walking, summer or winter?
  • "Bag" your first Munro?
  • Tick off a classic round of Munros?
  • Climb Ben Nevis?
  • Explore delightful scenery during a low-level walk whilst looking out for local wildlife and taking in some natural history and culture?

You do! Well, hopefully I have something for you ... 

In Summer I offer Guided Summer Hill Walking as well as 1-day Introduction to Mountain Navigation Courses and 2-day Hill and Mountain Skills Courses.

In Winter I offer Guided Winter Hill Walking as well as 1-day Winter Skills Courses and 2-day Winter Skills Courses.

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Latest News

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Well, that's a bit embarrasing, albeit very flattering - it seems I am now able to offer "award-winning" guided hill walking and mountain skills courses ... see pages 22-23.

I am absolutely delighted to have been nominated in the Scottish Enterprise Awards 2023.









Have you booked with me before? A discount is given to all returning clients as a mark of my appreciation and in recognition of the mutual benefits that working with returning clients brings.

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