James Orpwood Mountaineering provides guided hill walking and mountain skills training in the Scottish Highlands.
We offer guided summer and winter hill walking, and courses covering navigation, hill & mountain skills, and winter skills. We offer scheduled courses, available for individuals to book as part of an open group, and can run any course privately on dates to suit you. Private guided hill walking can be accommodated throughout the year. From the Cairngorms and the Eastern Highlands to the West Coast, Ben Nevis and beyond, we will plan a fantastic day for you and your group in the spectacular scenery of Scotland’s mountains.
And if this sounds too energetic, we offer a range of low-level walks exploring some of the glens, forests, rivers and lochs of the Cairngorms National Park and Highland Perthshire, offering family friendly options to explore, and hopefully spot some of our local wildlife at the same time!
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. James is a passionate and committed mountaineer and mountain biker. A former fisheries scientist, James changed career direction in order to pursue his passion for the outdoors full time. James lives with his wife in Aviemore in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park.