Snowdonia Matterhorn Training Day

Rami Bibi, North Wales Rock Climbing Private Guiding May 2019

Rob –

Dave was really great and we had a long and very good time out. I might give you a ring in the coming days to understand what we can try to do as summer approaches in the alps.

Thank you, Rami



Ski Dufourspitze, Gran Paradiso & Chamonix Ski Mountaineering

Ski Dufourspitze, Gran Paradiso & Chamonix Ski Mountaineering

Hannah Vickers & Simon Everett, Ski Mont Blanc Plan B's! May 2019

Been a fabulous 10 days. I’ve had great experiences of which Dufourspitze tops the bill. I’ve learnt loads and made new friends. Thanks for your patience, judgement and tuition.  Simon

High on the ski descent of the Dufourspitze, with the East face of the Matterhorn & Hornli Ridge beyond

Great few days guys. I am really glad we were able to make the most of the good weather days we had and the Dufourspitze day was definitely the highlight of the week for me, including the unforgettable gorge descent 🙂 It was in retrospect quite nice to arrive in Zermatt feeling properly tired even though my feet weren’t so happy!  Hannah 

Fort William Mont Blanc Training Weekend

Fort William Mont Blanc Training Weekend

Dariusz Strapoc & Andy Lintern, Mont Blanc Training Course, West Highlands, April 2019

An incredible weekend in the beautiful highlands of Scotland. This course surpassed my expectations in many ways: The quality of the guides, which was as high as can be expected, very thorough and very reassuring throughout; the beauty of the surrounding area; the great balance found between making it challenging but not too difficult; and above all, just how very fun it all was! Perfect as preparation for Mt Blanc, but I would also recommend as a standalone course as well, just for the sheer fun of it.

Superb scrambling on the Curved Ridge, Glencoe
Thanks again to you and all guides for amazing training weekend!
Cheers.  Dariusz
April 2019, Chamonix Off Piste & Ski Touring Course

April 2019, Chamonix Off Piste & Ski Touring Course

Hi Rob, I had a truly wonderful time with Blair and Mark, and learned a great deal, despite being taken to my physical limit at times. Great company, good craic, skiing places I never thought I’d get to – deeply satisfying.
Beautiful spring weather & conditions for a descent of the Vallee Blanche, with some ski touring along the way….
Thanks also for recommending Breezy’s place – a gem of a chalet, where Breezy and Al treated me like a member of their family. Fabulous.
Kind regards, Steve Smith
Chamonix Off Piste & Mountain Skills Course

Chamonix Off Piste & Mountain Skills Course

Rosemarie Daly, Chamonix Off Piste & Ski Touring, April 2019

Hi Rob,

I had a great few days and felt like I was skiing better at the end, not least when my boots were fully in ski mode!! Mark and Blair were super and I learned a lot from them both. You have two great guys on your team. I would be happy to see the list of courses for next year when you have it prepared.  Hopefully we will be back next year…

Fresh tracks in the Vallee Blanche, great Chamonix spring skiing in April 2019.

Kind regards, Rose-Marie

Intro To Ski Touring In Chamonix

Intro To Ski Touring In Chamonix

Marta Michalska, Private Guiding for intro ski touring, April 2019

Thank you!!!!!!!! for a day we have had and helping to find Robin and Rebekah- they are both so lovely, professional and just a joy to be out in the mountains with!

I cannot believe I skied VB! Maybe it wasn’t ladylike at times, but I m very happy within myself for pushing outside my comfort zone (on both days actually, breaking through the icy snow)

Intro ski touring at Le Tour above the Chamonix Valley

Thank you, I cannot wait to go back and spend time high above the valley, will look at courses you Guys offer.

Have a lovely day, Marta

West Highlands Spring Mont Blanc Training Weekend

West Highlands Spring Mont Blanc Training Weekend

Phil Horton, Mont Blanc Training Course in Fort William, April 2019
A superb weekend in the Highlands – I’m sure the sun helped! My thanks to Rob and the team at High Mountain Guides – in particular Rob for his professional organisation and my guides Graeme and Mike for their knowledge, phlegmatic approach and good humour.  We were well prepared, briefed and looked after. I had a great time and learnt a lot that will set me up well for the Alps in the summer.
Mont Blanc Training Course Team on the summit of Buchaille Etive Mor after an ascent of Curved Ridge. Ben Nevis on the right.
Well done and thank you!
Phil Horton
Highlands Matterhorn Training Weekend, April 2019

Highlands Matterhorn Training Weekend, April 2019

Howard Mayo & Debi Gould, Fort William Spring Matterhorn training course
Hi Rob, Thanks for great weekend. Hannah and Graeme were both great guides so thanks to both of them too. So good to be in Scotland.
Great positions scrambling high on Curved Ridge, Glencoe

Hi Rob, a great weekend with Jonathan and Pedja.  Even the weather was kind.  Looking forward to the matterhorn later in the year.

Cheers, Howard.

Chamonix Ski Touring & Ski Vallee Blanche Descent

Chamonix Ski Touring & Ski Vallee Blanche Descent

Peter Minnikin, Ski Touring Private Guiding, April 2019

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 Spring Intro To Alpine Mountaineering

Chamonix Spring Intro To Alpine Mountaineering

Paddy Hennessy, Skills & Skyway Mountaineering Days, 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.
Ski Verbier – Zermatt Haute Route 2019

Ski Verbier – Zermatt Haute Route 2019

Jen Kingwill & Ian Nun, Ski Haute Route, March 2019
It was an amazing trip and great to ski with you all! Thanks again to Gav for looking after us and Rob for putting everything together. I’m now sat on a train going into London! 😫I think I know where I would rather be right now. 😉 Jen
The superb final leg of the ski Haute Route journey – under the Matterhorn – and down to Zermatt…Photo Jeremey Kreitler

First of all, thanks to Jen for setting the ball rolling in the first place and to Rob for coordinating the trip. Many thanks to Gav for looking after us all so well and for being such good company. Finally, thanks to everyone for being such a friendly and fun group. I had a really great time and was quite sad when it all ended.

Ski Haute Route 2019

Ski Haute Route 2019

Rory Anderson & Jeremy Kreitler, Ski Verbier Haute Route, March 2019
Thank you for organising what turned out to be a great week with Gav, who looked after us impeccably, and in whom I think we all had the highest confidence.  This first experience of hut to hut touring has definitely given me a taste for doing some more tours in the future, and no doubt I’ll be in touch at some point in the future.  Thanks to everyone for making it such a fantastic experience. Rory
Our March 2019 Ski Haute Route team descending the Stockli Glacier beneath the Matterhorn as part of a very successful and enjoyable ski journey to Zermatt….Photo Jeremy Kreitler

Thank you all, especially Gav for the wonderful tour. Jeremy

Chamonix Off Piste & Mountain Skills – Progression Course

Chamonix Off Piste & Mountain Skills – Progression Course

Catherine Havard, Nick Walter & Andrea van Scheltinga, March 2019

Thank you for a fantastic 4 days in Chamonix. I found the course very informative and fun and learnt lots of new things that I look forward to putting into action again soon.. Everything was very professionally run and organised so well done to you and the team!  Nick 

Ski mountaineering above the Argentiere Glacier, Mont Blanc Massif

Thanks so much for the two days ski touring we did. I loved the course and really appreciated your input. Katherine

Thank you for a great course, and stay in touch about next year!  Andrea 
Chamonix Ski Touring Intro & Vallee Blanche Descent

Chamonix Ski Touring Intro & Vallee Blanche Descent

Lucas Bateman, Chamonix Ski Touring Course April 2019

Thanks Rob.  You were excellent company and we both had a great day & we’ve both had a great time!


Descending the famous snow ridge below the Aiguille du Midi with the Grandes Joraasses North Face & Matterhorn beyond
Spring Snow Shoe Ascent Of Gran Paradiso

Spring Snow Shoe Ascent Of Gran Paradiso

Jonathan Storry Deans, Gran Paradiso Ascent, March 2019

Hi Rob

Thanks for your help over the last few days. The spontaneous decision to go for a winter ascent of Gran Paradiso proved to be a thoroughly rewarding experience. Great photos too!
Pre-dawn full moon glow this morning on the Paradiso above the Rifugio Chabod.
Argentiere Glacier Ski Touring Day

Argentiere Glacier Ski Touring Day

Sophie Jarrat, Chamonix Ski Touring Guided Day, March 2019
Hi Rob,
Just a quick note to let you know that I had a super day out with Gav yesterday, we went up the Glacier d’Argentiere and I had a really great time. Thanks for running the day even though it was just for me!
Ski Touring On The Glacier Des Grands Montets Above The Argentiere Glacier, March 2019. Photo Gav Pike
Gemmi Pass Ski Touring Weekend

Gemmi Pass Ski Touring Weekend

Guy Horne, Scott Bugden & Emma Fonsecca, March 2019 Chamonix Ski Touring Weekend - West Oberland
Big thanks to you and Gavin for a brilliant two days in Gemmi Pass, ski-touring.  Really appreciated the good organisation. The location was exceptional.  All the best, Guy Horne
Thanks again for another good weekend. The mountain hotel was great as was the touring and it was another fun group. Scott Bugden
Ski Touring Weekend In The Superb West Oberland, Swiss Valais Alps – Good Conditions in March 2019

A fabulous introduction to ski touring, thank you Rob. Safe to say I’ve got the bug…We will definitely be back for more next year. Emma & Team!

Chamonix & Courmayeur Off Piste Ski Guiding

Chamonix & Courmayeur Off Piste Ski Guiding

Laurence Simmons & team, Off Piste Skiing in Chamonix / Courmayeur, March 2019
We had a great week, topped off magnificently by the three guided days with John. As you know the weather had thrown up some interesting challenges but John did his upmost to provide us with some really memorable ski days. His wealth of experience and jovial yet no nonsense approach was much appreciated by us all.
Great work guys, would book again without hesitation.
Laurence and off piste team enjoying the post ski coffee and cake at a sun drenched Zerotta!
And just to mention again, John’s committed efforts to keep six wobbly skiers and boarders happy is duly noted. He did seem to go the extra mile to squeeze some good skiing out of somewhat limited options. Kind regards, Laurence.
Off Piste Ski Guiding At Courmayeur

Off Piste Ski Guiding At Courmayeur

Meirion Watkin, Guided off piste & touring at Courmayeur, March 2019


Thank you for an excellent day in the mountains!   Your thoughtful approach and tailored teaching were just what I needed!
Thanks for the pictures, they’re great.   Below is a link to a couple of my pictures, please use them as you wish. I didn’t take many, but that’s often how it is when you’re enjoying yourself!
Good powder conditions at Courmayeur March 2019
If you have some links to the learing material and apps we discussed that would be really useful.
Thanks again and best regards,
Chamonix Off Piste & Mountain Skills Course

Chamonix Off Piste & Mountain Skills Course

Guests from our full Feb 2019 courses....
Hi Rob & Dereck, Just a quick note to say thank you both very much – I had an extremely enjoyable week and learnt loads.  Sad to have to leave as the fresh snow is arriving, but I’m already planning my next adventure!  Kathryn Crouch. 
Hi Rob.  Thanks to you and Dereck for an excellent week. Just testing out some tired legs in todays snow at Gr Montet. Best, Mark James. 
Spring snow ski touring above the Col de Balme, Le Tour, Chamonix.
Very enjoyable week thank you. Dereck was very patient and attentive to each individual and the group as a whole. I even managed to start clicking on techniques on the Sat. John focused on getting us a good hill experience and passing on his knowledge and experience. John made sure Friday was not a wash out and gave us a great adventure. Pre course info was very comprehensive and helpful. Reinforced my desire for more ski touring. I will certainly be looking at options for next year. Ski Breezy was great accommodation. Many thanks for a great week. Paul Whitefoot.