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

5 April 2019, Spring Powder Around Mt Blanc Massif + Denali Training

The major snowfall that started on Wednesday afternoon and continued for around 24 hrs left well over half a metre of fresh snow at 1800m – and a lot more […]

1 April 2019, Ski Vallee Blanche & Chamonix Ski Touring & Mountaineering

Whilst many of the Chamonix Resorts have been pretty quiet over the last week or so, the Aiguille du Midi has remained busy with all the good weather and good […]

29 March 2019, Ski Haute Route & Chamonix Ski Touring

The superb spring weather continues around the Mont Blanc Massif and, happily for our 2 Ski Haute Route groups this week, all along the Southern Swiss Valais Alps and thus […]

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What Our Guests Say

I wanted to drop you both a quick line to say thank you for an amazing few days of touring.  Rob – Thank you for putting everything together so promptly and listening to my requirements, your prompt emails and suggestions were of great help.

Ski touring in the Aiguilles Rouges with Mont Blanc Beyond. Photo Hannah Burrows-Smith

Hannah– Thank you for an amazing few days touring!  Your guidance, patience and words of wisdom were very much appreciated. The route choices were pitched to perfection being both challenging but achievable. It has certainly, as I hoped opened by eyes to the world of ski touring/mountaineering.  Thank you both again for a fantastic few days, I am already thinking about next year..

Chamonix Ski Touring & Ski Vallee Blanche Descent

Chamonix Ski Touring & Ski Vallee Blanche Descent

Peter Minnikin, Ski Touring Private Guiding, April 2019

Evening Rob, I had an absolute ball!

Really enjoyed my first alpine experience over our two days in the mountains. Never expected to be able to experience something quite like our traverse of Aiguilles du Marbrées. Neil was a brilliant guide, learned loads of new skills, and can’t wait for my next trip.
Will definitely be in touch re another course. Thanks,Paddy
Paddy enjoying the superb PD alpine route, the traverse of the Aiguilles Marbrees. Photo Neil Mackay.
Chamonix Spring Intro To Alpine Mountaineering

Chamonix Spring Intro To Alpine Mountaineering

Paddy Hennessy, Skills & Skyway Mountaineering Days, April 2019
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