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 or Swiss Rhone Valley. (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…)

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…)

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…)

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 and a sociable opportunity to meet like minded others heading off on similar trips during the alpine season. (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. HMG director Rob Jarvis has Guided on 15 expeditions, (including numerous first ascents) in Antarctica, Nepal, India, Pakistan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Argentina and Morocco. (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…)

Winter / Spring / Autumn Chamonix Mountaineering

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 mountains give the winter alpinist that spark of adventure, always tempered by the tougher mountain conditions and greater commitment. (more…)

Mountain News

16 July 2018, Col du Midi Mountaineering Conditions, Chamonix

A combination of Bastille day celebrations, France playing in the World Cup final…and a pretty poor weather forecast meant it was no surprise that it wasn’t very busy at the […]

12 July 2018, Skyway Monte Bianco Mountaineering Conditions

This sustained spell of sunny weather continues in the Mont Blanc range with lots of good high alpine routes getting done.  There was a mini climbers village camped beneath the […]

10 July 2018, Albert Premier Hut, Aiguille du Tour & Chardonnet Conditions

There are still good snow conditions and impressive snow volume on the Tour and Trient Glaciers and still not that much dry ice for crampon training on the glacier below […]

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What Our Guests Say

Hi Rob,
Thanks for a great day in the mountains! I really enjoyed it – much thank to a professional guide and good talks. I´ll Get in contact the next time i come down here – to plan a trip in the bigger mountains.
BR Rune H.
Chamonix Rock Climbing With Mont Blanc Beyond
Le Brevent – Chamonix – Rock Climbing

Le Brevent – Chamonix – Rock Climbing

Rune Hardersen, Rock Climbing at Planpraz, Chamonix, June 2018

Thanks for the experience, Tim and Thor were absolutely fabulous. It was definitely a much more enjoyable experience than my first trip up, must have been the great company…. For some reason I am a bit jaded this week.

I would just like to concur what John has said and express my thanks to Tim and Thor for making the trip a fantastic experience. When the planets align in the solar system and the wife grants it, I would really like to attempt to climb the Matterhorn!

Mont Blanc Summit Guide
Team Shrewsbury Pompiers On The Summit Of Mont Blanc. Good conditions in late June 2018

Thanks Rob an absolutely superb week in the cracking company of Tim and Thor!

Climb Mont Blanc & Weissmeis

Climb Mont Blanc & Weissmeis

John Harrisson, Damian Kinney & Jon Temple, June 2018
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