High Mountain Guides 

Rob Jarvis

High Mountain Guides is a friendly, dynamic and professional Mountain Guiding company run by International Mountain Guide (IFMGA), Rob Jarvis.

Our courses are usually based in Chamonix or the Swiss Alps and we specialise in tailor made alpine mountaineering, climbing and skiing experiences for groups and individuals.

We pride ourselves on the very high quality of guiding and training we provide.

Browse our inspiring and information packed website and join us for some fantastic experiences in the company of our talented Guides dedicated to providing you with a safe and rewarding time in the mountains.

Above the Difficult Crack on the Eiger North Face

Mike amusingly realises he has just climbed the infamous 'Difficult Crack' on the Eiger, legend!

What we do

Mountaineering in Chamonix

Chamonix. The capital of world mountaineering. 'The Valley of Dreams'. A mecca for climbers and mountaineers who come from all over the world to sample the quality and variety of alpine mountainering available... more>

Rock Climbing in Chamonix

The rock climbing in the Chamonix Valley is amongst the finest in the world. From the famous golden granite cracks and slabs of the Mont Blanc Massif to the lower and sunnier gneiss of the Aiguille Rouges. Not... more>

Alpine Mountaineering

The European Alps span 8 countries and include a 1000km chain of diverse mountains and high quality mountaineering, much of which is very easily accessible. We specialise in the French, Swiss & Italian Alp... more>

Winter / Spring / Autumn Mountaineering in Chamonix

There are some alpinists who consider summer to be the only 'off-season' period for alpine mountaineering. It is in winter, spring and autumn that the combination of snow, ice, low temperatures and quiet mount... more>

Course Dates

We run an exciting and progressive range of alpine mountaineering and ski courses which individuals or small groups are welcome join according to the specified pre-requirements for experience and fitnes... more>

Skiing in Chamonix

Chamonix is a world mecca for off-piste skiing and ski mountaineering. With a huge vertical height interval between the high mountain lifts and the valley, skiing on all aspects and massive potential for mount... more>

Ski Mountaineering

Ski Mountaineering blends the three fantastic activities of ski touring, mountaineering and off piste skiing and, in doing so, creates the ability to complete long, elegant journeys through the mountains in wi... more>

UK Mountaineering & Climbing

The UK has a rich diversity of geology which has blessed climbers with a fantastic range of mountains and cliffs. From ocean-washed and sun-kissed rock climbing on the Welsh coastline to the ascent of blizzard... more>

Expeditions & Expedition Training

Climbing a peak in the 'Greater Ranges' can be the 'high point' of your mountaineering career. The Chamonix Valley is an ideal training venue to ensure you are well prepared for your trip. HMG director Rob Jar... more>


Antarctica. The very word conjures up visions of vast polar ice sheets, covered in snow and swept by blizzards. Of alpine mountains so inaccessible that nearly all of them are unclimbed. When we think of Anta... more>

Latest Updates...

High Mountain Guides - Alpine Guiding

'Alpine Guiding' is set in Chamonix Mont-Blanc, the Swiss & Italian Alps and features all the great elements of our days out in the mountains: Adventure, fun, challenge, training, snow, rock, ice, café, chat & laughter. Interspersed with stunning scenery and mountaineering footage, some of our climbers describe their experiences...


Spring Rock Climbing in the Scottish Highlands

We are organising more and more UK based mountaineering training courses for people preparing for their summer alpine trips. Tough days of scrambling, rock climbing & hill walking in the Scottish Highlands & Snowdonia provide an excellent basis on which to build the alpine elements of mountaineering, glacier travel, rope work and other fundamental alpine skills...

Training Days - Chamonix Alpine Intro

This article was written by Chris Kempster and published in the November 2014 edition of 'Trek & Mountain' Magazine. It describes the experience of 4 aspiring mountaineers who come to Chamonix to learn the skills of... more>