High Mountain Guides
High Mountain Guides is a friendly and professional Mountain Guiding company run by Rob Jarvis, International Mountain Guide (IFMGA) & Mountaineering Instructor (MIC). We provide enjoyable, challenging & informative climbing, skiing & mountaineering courses and private guiding for individuals & small groups. We are proud of the inspiring experiences we give people in the mountains & we hope you can join us soon. In the meantime, good training! Rob.
Mountaineering in Chamonix
Skiing in Chamonix
Rock Climbing In Chamonix
UK Mountaineering & Alpine Training
Mountain Walking & Physical Training
Winter / Spring / Autumn Chamonix Mountaineering
Cool, sunny and dry weather continues around the Mont Blanc Massif with some great snow and fresh tracks to be enjoyed above about 1700m on shady aspects and where the […]
Whilst Saturday was very wet and soggy in Chamonix, just over the Italian border in the Val Feret above Courmayeur, it snowed for the whole journey from car to Rifugio […]
More Italian climbing as part of our Cho Oyu expedition training today, but it was a relatively mild -4C in the car park at Lillaz, Cogne, this morning instead of […]
What Our Guests Say
What a great way to end our holiday! After more than a week of skiing in and around Chamonix the weather finally came good and we were able to fulfil a long-held ambition of taking on the Vallée Blanche. Despite some crusty snow high up the ‘easy’ route from the top of the Hellbronner lift was a delight, with astonishing views. For the most part the skiing is straightforward, but for the likes of us that is only possible with an accomplished guide. We’ve skied with Rob many times and he knows our limits (which are comparatively modest). As a result, we had a splendid day surrounded by breath-taking scenery. Rob has the great ability to instil absolute confidence while making the whole experience fun and informative – the mark of a true professional.
Ski Vallée Blanche Descent From Italy, February 2018John and Jean Spencer
Just back from a great trip to the Chamonix Valley, including three terrific days of ski-touring with High Mountain Guides. Two of the days involved stand-out tours, one of the Aiguilles Rouges, including the classic Crochues Berade traverse. A couple of days later we stuck with the powder and found some great velvet turns high under the North Face of Les Droites having traversed in from the Grands Montets top station. The intervening day was taken up with a demanding but equally rewarding Vallée Blanche tour, beginning at the Midi station, travelling over to the Hellbronner mid-station and down into Chamonix from there. I’ve climbed and skied with Rob often over nearly 10 years and every time it has been excellent.
[Thanks Tom – Here’s to another 10 years, Ed!]