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

14 June 2019, A Stormy Week In The Mont Blanc & Gran Paradiso Massifs

We are not sure whether the forecast 150km/hr winds arrived at 4000m today as we were not there to find out!  The continuous dire warnings on the local news about […]

7 June 2019, Good Snowy Early Summer Conditions – Mt Blanc & Gran Paradiso Massifs

A reasonable winter refused to let go this year and a long, cool, wet, and, in the mountains, snowy spring has left good conditions with high snow volume on the […]

15 May 2019, Mont Buet, Breche Puiseux, Mont Blanc, Chamonix Spring Ski Mountaineering

We were faced with an unusual problem on the ski descent of Mont Buet today – too early!   The stiff wind kept the upper slopes pretty firm whilst the […]

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What Our Guests Say

Thanks again for a great day on Friday. I really enjoyed it and learnt a lot.  James

The Famous Aiguillette, a fine rock climbers pinnacle above the Chamonix Valley

I really enjoyed the day last week thanks. It’s good to be climbing again and also to be learning all the time.  Scott

Chamonix Rock Climbing & Matterhorn Training Day

Chamonix Rock Climbing & Matterhorn Training Day

James Carr & Scott Bugden, Rock climbing in Chamonix & Les Cheserys & Aiguillette, June 2019

Maria and I had a fantastic time on the alpine intro course last week. We learnt so much and it really gave us a new interest and passion for the high mountains. Dylan was terrific all week and is a lovely guy who inspires a lot of confidence in his teaching.  The whole experience has however now left me with a new found desire to conquer a 4000m peak. The sunset from the Chabod hut was beautiful and a real privilege to witness.

Chamonix Intro Alpine Team enjoying the tough snowy conditions on the Aiguilles Marbrees. Photo Thanks to Dylan Taylor

We certainly would have no hesistation to book through yourself again. I hope we can get to climb (or ski) together again some time.

Chamonix Intro Alpine Mountaineering Course

Chamonix Intro Alpine Mountaineering Course

Paul Smith & Maria Saligova, Intro Mountaineering Training & Gran Paradiso, June 2019
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