Thanks again for a great couple of days. Enjoyed both days and felt I learnt a lot – especially on the first day( even with me having my altitude moment 😉) and yesterday’s skiing was a lot of fun! thanks again for organising all the other trips too – it’s been invaluable!

Hope the rest of the season goes well for you. Jen

Haute Route Ski Training Weekend
Chamonix Aiguille du Midi snow ridge ascent
Chamonix Ski Haute Route Training

Chamonix Ski Haute Route Training

Jen Kingwill, Jan, Feb & March 2018

Hi Rob / Alison,

Thanks you so much for your fabulous photos, AND more importantly your great tuition/guiding during the week.  I enjoyed the course and thankfully have another week in Val Thorens in a couple of weeks to further practice my technique / mountain awareness.
Thanks for everything and hope too see you again someday.
Ski Touring Course Chamonix
Chamonix off piste & ski mountain skills course on intro touring journey for fresh tracks, just over the Swiss border at the Eastern End of the Chamonix Valley
Chamonix Off Piste & Ski Touring Course

Chamonix Off Piste & Ski Touring Course

Alastair, Classic Course Feb 2018

Pleasure to receive your email and the photos. Really good photos there, thank you for taking the effort and time to take them.  I really enjoyed the course and I think our team really had a good atmosphere, I felt if in need people would look after me and that is a good feeling when you are in the mountains. Many thanks to both you and Alison for creating that special and fun atmosphere,  I learned a lot, got to the places where I never imagined being and I am very happy I could be part of it. It really was a pleasure and an unique experience.  Ski touring really does open a whole new path to many adventures. I am also thankful you recommended Ski Breezy to me, such a great place to stay in Chamonix. I hope to take part in the future courses and trips as well.  Happy skiing, Karen

Ski touring above the Argentiere Glacier en route to the Col du Tour Noire
Chamonix Off Piste & Ski Mountain Skills

Chamonix Off Piste & Ski Mountain Skills

Karen Tikenburg, Classic Course, Feb 2018

This was my first ski trekking adventure and I could not be happier with the experience.  Just brilliant. Kathy our guide was so helpful, kind, great fun and passionately informative.  The agenda was also adapted based on the weather so that we filled the two days just perfectly to optimise time skiing back country, trekking, learning skills.  If you are thinking of doing this – just do it.  Thanks Rob and Kathy.

Intro Ski Touring Team In The Vallee Blanche
Chamonix Intro Ski Touring Weekend Team – Getting Back To Chamonix From Italy, Via The Vallée Blanche!
Val Feret & Vallée Blanche Intro Ski Touring Weekend

Val Feret & Vallée Blanche Intro Ski Touring Weekend

Gareth Kaminski-Cook, February 2018

What a great way to end our holiday! After more than a week of skiing in and around Chamonix the weather finally came good and we were able to fulfil a long-held ambition of taking on the Vallée Blanche. Despite some crusty snow high up the ‘easy’ route from the top of the Hellbronner lift was a delight, with astonishing views. For the most part the skiing is straightforward, but for the likes of us that is only possible with an accomplished guide. We’ve skied with Rob many times and he knows our limits (which are comparatively modest). As a result, we had a splendid day surrounded by breath-taking scenery. Rob has the great ability to instil absolute confidence while making the whole experience fun and informative – the mark of a true professional.

The easiest way to ski the Vallee Blanche!
John & Jean at Punta Hellbronner about to ski the Vallee Blanche


Ski Vallée Blanche Descent From Italy, February 2018

Ski Vallée Blanche Descent From Italy, February 2018

John and Jean Spencer

Just back from a great trip to the Chamonix Valley, including three terrific days of ski-touring with High Mountain Guides. Two of the days involved stand-out tours, one of the Aiguilles Rouges, including the classic Crochues Berade traverse. A couple of days later we stuck with the powder and found some great velvet turns high under the North Face of Les Droites having traversed in from the Grands Montets top station. The intervening day was taken up with a demanding but equally rewarding Vallée Blanche tour, beginning at the Midi station, travelling over to the Hellbronner mid-station and down into Chamonix from there. I’ve climbed and skied with Rob often over nearly 10 years and every time it has been excellent.

[Thanks Tom – Here’s to another 10 years, Ed!]

Skiing on the north side of the Col de Brevent, Chamonix Aiguilles Rouges
Advanced Intro To Ski Touring In Chamonix, Feb 2018

Advanced Intro To Ski Touring In Chamonix, Feb 2018

Tom Spencer
 Hi Rob,

I think we can safely say the group had a great day! The perfect weather and experience generally made up for the  variable snow conditions and when in the mountains you have to take what’s given to you.

Gavin was a great guide, source of information about the mountains/area and really looked after us (e.g. picking us up from our accommodation and dropping us back off). We had the feeling we were in very safe hands and from my perspective safety is the reason for paying for a guide.
Regards, Adam
Off Piste Skiing In The Vallee Blanche Chamonix
Grippy chalky hard pack snow in the combe Vierge on the Italian side of the Vallee Blanche. Photo Gav Pike
Vallée Blanche Guided Ski Touring Day, Feb 2018

Vallée Blanche Guided Ski Touring Day, Feb 2018

Adam Casey & Team
Just to let you know what a fantastic week I ( and I am sure we ) had last week. Your attention to detail and your personal touch made a really great course with plenty of information. I can honestly say it was the best ( and hardest ) weeks skiing I have ever had.
Kenny is a great guide and teacher , his personality and people management skills show through in all he does. It goes without saying he is an accomplished mountaineer and skier whose passion and drive seeps down to his clients.
Currently back in the UK wondering where the mountains have gone. Will be keeping an eye out for another course or trip with yourselves.  Best of luck with the rest of the season.
Ski Guiding The Vallee Blanche Chamonix
Ski Crevasse Valley In The Vallee Blanche Chamonix
Intro Ski Touring Week, Chamonix Feb 2018

Intro Ski Touring Week, Chamonix Feb 2018

Brett Webster
On the way to the airport now after a great week! I had a wonderful week – the itinerary choice for each day was great, with Kenny finding good snow for us most days. Kenny was excellent  – lots of little tips along the way and sharing his mountain /snow knowledge throughout the week. I’m looking forward to the next course in March. Jen.
Ski Touring Italian Val Feret
Chamonix Intro ski touring course on our overnight hut tour via the lovely Rifugio Bonatti in the beautiful Val Feret

I just wanted to thank you all for the AMAZING week I had. It really motivated me to keep learning and training. Kenny’s tips and suggestions have really helped me realise what I have to work on from now onwards, and have also helped for this week to be so nice!  I really enjoyed sharing this experience with Jenn and Brett, it was a really nice group. Gaby

Chamonix Intro Ski Touring Week, Feb 2018

Chamonix Intro Ski Touring Week, Feb 2018

Jen Kingwill & Gabriela Fedullo

Dear Rob,

A brief note of thanks for this week. It’s the best week’s skiing I’ve had. It was a great help to understand why we were doing and not doing certain things and how to minimise risk and maximise the potential for good skiing.
Your new website is looking good. I’ll recommend the course and your guidance to those who’d appreciate them.
All the best, Toby.
Chamonix Off Piste & Ski Mountain Skills course in the Vallee Blanche, great conditions in Jan 2018
Chamonix Off Piste & Mountain Skills Classic Course, Jan 2018

Chamonix Off Piste & Mountain Skills Classic Course, Jan 2018

Toby Bishop