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, touring & 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 to 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

Winter 2020 Chamonix & Alpine Early Season Ski & Mountaineering Conditions 

6 December 2019, Some Great Early Ski Conditions Around The Mont Blanc Massif & Val d’Aosta Many teams have been out early season touring enjoying the good weather this week […]

Chamonix Mountaineering Guide

17 October 2019, Chamonix Autumn Mountaineering & Ski Conditions

17 October 2019, Cosmiques Arete & Chère Couloir The storm on Tuesday must have put around half a metre of fresh snow down at high altitude and in sheltered places […]

Mont Blanc Alterntative Mountain

5th October 2019, Monte Viso

After our Gran Paradiso ascent, the plan was to continue with our run of good luck with the weather and profit from our hard won acclimatisation, and make an early […]

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What Our Guests Say

Hi rob thanks for the last few days we have learnt so much and you have been an awesome guide.

Snowy Couloir Climbing Above Le Tour At The Eastern End Of The Chamonix Valley

Thanks for your help and support it’s been great and you made our trip exceptional with the weather conditions.
We learnt so much.

Tanya & John. 

Denali Expedition Training, Chamonix November 2019

Denali Expedition Training, Chamonix November 2019

Tanya & John, Chamonix Autumn Mountaineering Training & Guiding

Rob has been instrumental in getting me into mountaineering. First through the courses organized in Wales, and then through his organization in the Alps. We recently did a weekend together in Chamonix and it was as good as it gets. He is experienced, energetic and a fantastic mentor. Don’t think you will find better.

Chamonix Mountaineering Guide
Rami on the superb exposed granite ridge section leading in to the crux of the Aiguilles d’Entreves

Speak soon, Rami Bibi

Chamonix Mountaineering, October 2019

Chamonix Mountaineering, October 2019

Rami Bibi, Private guiding & training weekend in Chamonix
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