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

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 […]

10 May 2019, Ski Dufourspitze 4634m

Whilst the weather in Zermatt was indeed better than Chamonix, it still wasn’t that great!  And whilst there was a lot less fresh snow at the Kleine Matterhorn than the […]

7 May 2019, Ski Gran Paradiso & Skyway Monte Bianco

Recent storms have delivered plenty of fresh snow around the Mont Blanc Massif and, whilst most of the lifts and huts are now shut, plenty of teams have been out […]

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What Our Guests Say


Dave was really great and we had a long and very good time out.

Thank you, Rami

Enjoying the superb “Ordinary Route” in the Ogwen Valley as part of our Snowdonia Matterhorn training courses. Photo Dave Kenyon



Snowdonia Matterhorn Training Day

Snowdonia Matterhorn Training Day

Rami Bibi, North Wales Rock Climbing Private Guiding May 2019

Been a fabulous 10 days. I’ve had great experiences of which Dufourspitze tops the bill. I’ve learnt loads and made new friends. Thanks for your patience, judgement and tuition.  Simon

High on the ski descent of the Dufourspitze, with the East face of the Matterhorn & Hornli Ridge beyond

Great few days guys. I am really glad we were able to make the most of the good weather days we had and the Dufourspitze day was definitely the highlight of the week for me, including the unforgettable gorge descent 🙂 It was in retrospect quite nice to arrive in Zermatt feeling properly tired even though my feet weren’t so happy!  Hannah 

Ski Dufourspitze, Gran Paradiso & Chamonix Ski Mountaineering

Ski Dufourspitze, Gran Paradiso & Chamonix Ski Mountaineering

Hannah Vickers & Simon Everett, Ski Mont Blanc Plan B's! May 2019
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