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.
Mountaineering in Chamonix
Skiing in Chamonix
Rock Climbing In Chamonix
UK Mont Blanc & Matterhorn Training Weekends
Mountain Walking & Physical Training
Winter / Spring / Autumn Chamonix Mountaineering
What a difference a few days makes! In contrast to last weeks almost liquid snow, we have now had a good few warm sunny days and chilly starry nights – […]
Snowy early summer conditions remain the main theme in the high mountains around the Mont Blanc Massif with very good snow cover on the glaciers and still on many faces […]
A mixed weekend of weather in the Mont Blanc Massif gave Raina and Jonny some great training opportunities and, with a night spent in the high altitude Rifugio Torino, some fine […]
What Our Guests Say
Had a excellent time with the situations given to us with weather and the mont blanc tunnel being closed. All the credit goes to dylan who made the experiance something to remember. A credit to your company. Im now looking foward to put all my learning into practice.
3 Day Chamonix Alpine IntroDoris & Ben, Early June 2018
With my 60th birthday fast approaching I wanted to tackle an interesting, yet achievable, peak. The Gran Paradiso fitted the bill and private guiding with Rob Jarvis delivered in every respect. The first day was a reminder of the limitations altitude can place on the unacclimatised body; a small price to pay for a gentle journey from the Skyway lift to the Aiguille d’Entrèves (3,604m).
Day Two was something of a revelation, some very enjoyable roped scrambling in the Chamonix Valley gave me the confidence I needed for the short but exposed summit ridge on the Gran Paradiso.
A night in the welcoming and superbly appointed Refugio Chabod preceded a dawn start on a sustained but not technical climb. Plenty of soft snow made it hard going – for me – but otherwise the conditions were excellent. We had the summit, uncharacteristically, to ourselves. The return found the snow slushy and very heavy going. As usual, and thankfully, Rob retained his patient professional demeanour, with the walk below the snow line a delight amidst pine forest and wild flowers.
A thoroughly enjoyable three days – to be recommended to anybody who fancies a 4,000m peak.