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

14 February 2019, Grands Montets, Chamonix Ski Touring, Vallée Blanche

The warm sunny weather continues in Chamonix and looks set to continue for a long time to come also!  However the nights have remained chilly and the snow cold and […]

12 February 2019, Magic Megeve Meadow Country & Chamonix Ski Touring

After another good top up of snow on Sunday night and Monday the already above average snow pack has been further augmented and is currently displaying impressive conditions at all […]

6 February 2019, Ski Vallee Blanche & Great Conditions in Chamonix

Last weeks huge dumps of fresh snow combined with this weeks excellent weather has give a real Chamonix ski treat in the Mont Blanc Massif.  The Vallee Blanche was in […]

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What Our Guests Say

Thanks Rob, completely deliberate. Amazing few days and was awesome to see Chamonix. Please send through photos and let’s get some mountain huts booked for next year.

Thanks again Will.

The famous descent from the Aiguille du Midi to ski the Vallee Blanche, great conditions in early Feb 2019

Rob, Thanks for a great couple of days

Photos look great
Matt
Ski Vallee Blanche & Half Day Chamonix Off Piste Warm Up

Ski Vallee Blanche & Half Day Chamonix Off Piste Warm Up

Will, Matt & Archie, Chamonix Half Day Off Piste Guiding & Vallee Blanche Descent, Feb 2019

Hi Rob, thanks again for a really enjoyable course. I appreciated your calm and patient support, along with your encouragement and sense of humour!

Thanks also to Derek for the same reasons.
The team were very special, always working together with consideration for others and appreciating the strengths and weaknesses of each person.
A great course! 😊
B 🐝
Skinning back over the Col Petit Flambeau and across to the Torino Hut.
Jan 2019 Chamonix Off Piste & Mountain Skills

Jan 2019 Chamonix Off Piste & Mountain Skills

Brenda Smith, Classic Course Jan 2019
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