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.

Our Services

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. From simple rock scrambles in the Aiguilles Rouges to the Himalayan scale mixed faces on the wild Italian side of Mont Blanc. Chamonix, has it all. (more…)

Skiing in Chamonix

Chamonix is a world class venue for off-piste skiing & ski mountaineering. With a huge vertical height interval, skiing on all aspects & massive potential for mountain and glacier skiing, Chamonix, has it all. The valley is also a great base camp for exploring the superb ski touring and off-piste skiing available across the borders in the Italian Valle d'Aoste, Swiss Rhone Valley or just down the Arve Valley in to the Aravis & Evasion Ski Area. (more…)

Ski Evasion Aravis

To the west of Mont Blanc, and at the far north western end of the Alps lies the wonderful 'Evasion' ski area featuring the brilliant ski resorts of Combloux, St. Gervais, Megeve & Les Contamines.  This area is also part of the wider Massif des Aravis and we are delighted to offer quality off piste and ski touring guiding and help our guests enjoy the superb skiing available here.    (more…)

UK Mont Blanc & Matterhorn Training Weekends

If you are heading off to the Alps next summer season, consider enhancing your enjoyment, efficiency and summit chances on that trip with some UK based mountaineering and fitness training before you go.  Our team alpine training courses offer quality relevant technical & physical training (more…)

Alpine Mountaineering

Our alpine courses are based around some of the great peaks of the High Alps....Mont Blanc, The Gran Paradiso, Monte Rosa, Weissmies, Matterhorn, Eiger or, for an even longer & tougher challenge you could try & climb the 3 highest peaks in the Alps ('The Mission') or the 3 most iconic alpine peaks, Mt Blanc, The Matterhorn & The Eiger ('Mission Impossible'). Read on, and prepare to be inspired.... (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 winter and spring. Ascending on skins is an aesthetically pleasing and physically rewarding activity and with the addition of ice axe and crampons many alpine peaks become highly attractive ski objectives. (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 only is the Chamonix Valley referred to as the 'capital of world climbing' it is also surrounded by other superb & easily accessed areas in Italy & Switzerland. (more…)

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. Preparing for your forthcoming expedition with some specific training will improve your performance, enjoyment and chances of success on your trip. (more…)

Mountain Walking & Physical Training

Walking through the high alpine mountains is not only a simple pleasure it's a great way of building good mountain endurance; leg muscles and building basic movement skills.  We specialise in guiding tough mountain walks in high mountain country and even with glacier crossings or technical passages.  A magnificent way to enjoy the high & great training for expeditions. (more…)

Mountain News

21 March 2019, Winter Ascent Of Gran Paradiso

A perfect full moon made the Glaciers of the Gran Paradiso positively glow this morning and it was a pleasure to travel across the glacier above the Rifugio Chabod.  Well, […]

17 March 2019, West Oberland Ski Touring Weekend & Courmayeur Off Piste

Both our intro & intermediate weekend ski touring courses had a superb time in the Swiss West Oberland with good weather and impressive amounts of fresh snow after the big […]

13 March 2019, Ski Touring From Grand St. Bernard Monastery

This weeks Chamonix off piste & ski touring course wanted a ski journey going deeper in to the backcountry.  We certainly found that experience around the Grand St Bernard and […]

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What Our Guests Say

Big thanks to you and Gavin for a brilliant two days in Gemmi Pass, ski-touring.  Really appreciated the good organisation. The location was exceptional.  All the best, Guy Horne
Ski Touring Weekend In The Superb West Oberland, Swiss Valais Alps – Good Conditions in March 2019

Hi Rob. Thanks for a great introduction to ski touring. We all loved it!  Emma & Team!

Gemmi Pass Ski Touring Weekend

Gemmi Pass Ski Touring Weekend

Guy Horne & Emma Fonsecca, March 2019 Chamonix Ski Touring Weekend - West Oberland
We had a great week, topped off magnificently by the three guided days with John. As you know the weather had thrown up some interesting challenges but John did his upmost to provide us with some really memorable ski days. His wealth of experience and jovial yet no nonsense approach was much appreciated by us all.
Great work guys, would book again without hesitation.
Laurence and off piste team enjoying the post ski coffee and cake at a sun drenched Zerotta!
And just to mention again, John’s committed efforts to keep six wobbly skiers and boarders happy is duly noted. He did seem to go the extra mile to squeeze some good skiing out of somewhat limited options. Kind regards, Laurence.
Chamonix & Courmayeur Off Piste Ski Guiding

Chamonix & Courmayeur Off Piste Ski Guiding

Laurence Simmons & team, Off Piste Skiing in Chamonix / Courmayeur, March 2019
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