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. 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…)

Mountain News

14 December 2018, Chamonix & Alpine Early Season Ski Conditions & Courses

14 December 2018, Short Aravis Ski Tour, Lift Opening Weekend & More Snow On The Way… Some lovely turns in deep light snow above Cordon this morning with beautiful winter […]

10 September 2018, Matterhorn Ascent & Conditions

Near perfect late summer weather and conditions prevail on the Matterhorn at the moment and congratulations to Richard on his fine aller retour ascent of the Hornli Ridge yesterday.  This […]

6 September 2018, Weissmies, Grands Montets, Skyway Monte Bianco

We have had 2 Weissmeis courses reach the summit via the South Ridge in the last couple of days.   Well done to the team today, warming up for Mont […]

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What Our Guests Say

Hi Rob/Calum

I had a terrific day thanks, going just the right amount outside my comfort zone to feel pushed but not finishing up a nervous wreck! Calum was great company and gave me total confidence.

I will be in touch again, either for the Matterhorn training weekend or a similar guided day.


Matt climbing on little Tryfan as part of his private guiding & Matterhorn training day in North Wales. Photo Calum Muskett


Alpine Mountaineering Training Day Snowdonia

Alpine Mountaineering Training Day Snowdonia

Mathew Davies, Matterhorn Training Day, October 2018
First all of thank you for the training course with Andy – an amazing and experienced guide that was able to make my first real mountaineering baby steps to be a right proportion of fun and challenge (despite very rainy second day 🙂  ).
Please keep me posted on opportunities for Gran Paradiso & Mont Blanc courses.  Thanks again for the opportunity to get familiar with mountaineering equipment and techniques with a great guide in the beautiful setting of Snowdonia.
Dariusz enjoying the superb scrambling and positions on the Snowdon Horseshoe. Photo Thanks to Andy Teasdale – the Mountain Photography Company 
Mont Blanc Training Weekend – Snowdonia

Mont Blanc Training Weekend – Snowdonia

Dariusz, Private guiding & training for Mt Blanc ascent, October 2018
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