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Why Book With Me?

Book me, get me!

With so much of my work coming on the back of personal recommendations, prospective clients want to make sure they’re getting me. James Orpwood Mountaineering is just me! I do not sub-contract out any of my work, meaning I deal personally with all aspects of your booking from initial enquiry to our time together on the hill.

If I am not available for the date(s) you are interested in booking, I will try and put you in touch with another trusted professional who is known to me personally and who is suitably qualified and experienced with extensive local knowledge of the area you are interested in visiting.

Hire of specialist equipment included in the price

If required, hire of specialist equipment such as crampons, an ice axe and a helmet is included in the price. Complimentary hire of a map, map case and compass is also included for each participant on a course.

Courses - scheduled events and private bookings available

I offer a range of scheduled courses throughout the year, giving individuals a cost-effective way of joining a small, open group (maximum 4 participants).

I also offer the option to book any of my courses as a private event on mutually-agreeable dates - great for pairs, couples, small groups of friends, or even individuals wanting some 1:1 training.

Bespoke guided hill walking

Guided hill walking is offered year-round for private bookings only, on mutually-agreeable dates for between 1 and 6 participants. Private guiding allows you to go at your pace with participants of your choosing, who (hopefully!) share your aspirations for our time together on the hill.

Discount for returning clients

Since setting up my own small business, I have had the pleasure of working with several returning clients. This is lovely on a number of levels - not only can I use our previous trip(s) to inform our next adventure and provide just the right level of challenge and / or learning, but on a much simpler level it gives me confidence that I must be doing something right! 

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.

Excellent client feedback

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Taking sustainability seriously

I recognise and welcome the increasing importance clients place on operating in a sustainable manner. As a member of Wild Scotland, the Scottish wildlife and adventure tourism association, I am committed to working sustainably to protect the natural environment where I live and work. Read More about how I aim to do this.

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