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

Zinalrothorn

9 August 2019, Zinalrothorn, 4 Ways!

It was slightly surprising how quickly the snow from Wednesdays storms cleared from the mountains around Zermatt.   By today, apart from the North Faces, most of the ridges appeared […]

4 August 2019, Eiger Matterhorn, Dufour, Mont Blanc – Early August Alpine Mountaineering Conditions

4 August, Eiger Traverse & Mission Impossible Complete! We are really proud of our Canadian guest Jon and our Italian Guide Alberto, who, in traversing the Eiger today completed the […]

25 July 2019, Mt Blanc Massif & Aravis Hot Rock

The sky-high mid-summer alpine temperatures are back, and even higher than the last heatwave in June.  Even the high mountains are seeing unusually high temperatures like 12C at the Aiguille […]

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What Our Guests Say

Rob, Thanks for the note, photos and a couple of great days out in the mountains. Really enjoyed the experience, route and your guidance. Like you my legs are a tad sore but in a satisfying good way.
Great early morning positions and enjoyable scrambling on the upper ridge on Zinalrothorn.

Thanks for the flexibility on today. As you prompted, and my phone forecast indicated, it was not a good day for being in the mountains. Pete

Climb The Zinalrothorn, August 2019

Climb The Zinalrothorn, August 2019

Pete Jackson, Zermatt Private Guiding
Hi Rob, I thoroughly enjoyed the time in the Alps with Owain.  We were successful on both the objectives.  The itinerary you put together was a great fit for my ability and endurance level.
Weisshorn Ascent Guide
The magnificent Weisshorn and Grand Gendarme from the Bishorn. Photo Owain Jones
Overall a great trip!  Thanks again for your help organizing it.  Tom
Bishorn & Pigne d’Arolla Ascents, Aug 2019

Bishorn & Pigne d’Arolla Ascents, Aug 2019

Tom Thomas, Alpine Private Guiding for Swiss 4000m Peak
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