Le Brevent – Chamonix – Rock ClimbingRune Hardersen, Rock Climbing at Planpraz, Chamonix, June 2018
Climb Mont Blanc & WeissmeisJohn Harrisson, Damian Kinney & Jon Temple, June 2018
Thanks for the experience, Tim and Thor were absolutely fabulous. It was definitely a much more enjoyable experience than my first trip up, must have been the great company…. For some reason I am a bit jaded this week.
I would just like to concur what John has said and express my thanks to Tim and Thor for making the trip a fantastic experience. When the planets align in the solar system and the wife grants it, I would really like to attempt to climb the Matterhorn!
Thanks Rob an absolutely superb week in the cracking company of Tim and Thor!
Chamonix Intro Alpine MountaineeringLiz Gill, 5 Day Intro Alpine Course, June 2015
It was a great week! Huge thanks for Jonny for his amazing guiding during the week. I not only learnt a ton of new information through his expert instruction, but received a ton of great suggestions for other places to explore and build on going forward from the course. Plus, he was a brilliant leader making each day fun and enjoyable as well, and catered wonderfully to each member of our group’s skill sets and what we wanted to get out of the course. I’m stoked to build on what I learned during the week. Thanks Jonny!
TOTALLY AWESOME GUIDES AND CHAMONIX CLIMBINGGuillaume Krudener, Chamonix Intro Rock Climbing, June 2018
Wow, that was amazing. Climbing with Jon and Paul at Le Servoz and Vallorcine was a thoroughly enjoyable, educational awesome experience for me. I not only enjoyed the climbing, but also the conversation during dejeuner apres the climbing. Just incredible what they have accomplished ! I will have to see the films Everest (about the 4th time) again and The Wildest Dream.
You could not have selected better instructor/ guides. It was a privilege and honor to be with them. If I have the chance to return to Chamonix…and if I can somehow get beyond the 5.4 level, I would so much like to climb with them again.
Job well done, Rob ! Your company, your guides, your integrity are awesome.
Chamonix Rock Climbing & Gran Paradiso AscentRebecca & Cliff, Chamonix Rock Climbing & Mont Blanc, June 2018
Chamonix Intro Alpine Mountaineering CourseEmma & James, June 2018
All the best, Emma and James.
Climb Mont Blanc – June 2018Mark Moore, Climb Mt Blanc, 6 day Course With Gran Paradiso
Climb Gran Paradiso 3 Day CoursePaul Moore & Craig O'Leary, June 2018
Absolutely loved the Gran Paradiso course, I’m back home in Essex now sitting reminiscing looking at the photos reflecting on an amazing 3 days in the mountains with a fantastic group of like-minded fellow mountain addicts, It has been a dream of mine to climb Gran Paradiso for many years now and I have achieved that and so much more
We had perfect weather and snow conditions and Jonny was a fantastic guide really couldn’t have asked for better, I learnt so much from him over the course of the 3 days and he done a brilliant job of guiding us safely throughout, looking forward to climbing with Jonny and the rest of the your team again in the future. Paul.
I had a great time on the course, it was well planned and provided a great base to build on for future expeditions. Craig.
3 Day Chamonix Alpine IntroDoris & Ben, Early June 2018
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.
Gran Paradiso AscentJohn Spencer, 3 Day Private Guiding, 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.
Cho Oyu Training & Summit!Sheena West, Expedition Training In Chamonix & Summit May 2018
Hi Rob. Back 10 days now and only just feeling normal again. But just wanted to say, without my trips to chamonix, I would never have made it. All rope work from Camp one onwards and coming down a lot of smooth blue ice. If I had not gained that experience I would have never made it up because I would have been too scared of coming down !!!
Matterhorn Training Weekend In SnowdoniaDebi Gould, May 2018
Mont Blanc Training WeekendRaina Lal, Chamonix Mont-Blanc-Training Weekend, May 2018
Spring Ski Mountaineering Summits CourseHannah Vickers, May 2018
Jbel Toubkal (4167m) Training In ChamonixCaroline & Tove, Chamonix Mountaineering & Mountain Walking, May 2018
First, thank you thank you so much for taking the brief to help me prepare to climb Mt Toubkal and for arranging such a great weekend! Thank you for all the research and planning that went into the two days before we arrived to provide an experience of altitude and an ascent. We really appreciated the early morning debrief in a café and time to sort out the kit before we started each day. The clear professionalism of your approach and ability to adapt to the changing weather conditions engendered great confidence. I am now back at my desk and reflecting on what we have done. The two days were so different – I find it hard to believe I have trekked at altitude across a glacier in awe inspiring conditions and experienced the rockier pathways above the tree line. I now have a real sense of what to expect and how to manage myself. It has been a hugely exciting and very memorable two days!
Many thanks again for such a fantastic weekend and I would love to do more again.
Chamonix Off Piste & Mountain Skills CourseAlex Cooper, Classic Course In Chamonix, March 2018
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for what we now refer to as our ‘second best week skiing ever’ (the best week will always be the first week we learnt to ski!) We took some convincing to sign up as we weren’t sure about spending so much on a week of lessons but I’m so glad Fran convinced us as the course has given us so much new knowledge and skills that our ski holidays from now on are going to be completely different.
On the Saturday after the course we skied together and had a chance to put our route finding skills into practice. It was fantastic to be able to assess the conditions, look for the best snow and consider the safety of the bit of off piste we were looking at doing. To top it off we skied it with a new found style and confidence. I don’t have any constructive feedback as I wouldn’t have changed a thing. Hope to see you both again on another course maybe…
Scottish Highlands Mont Blanc Training WeekendCarlo Stocchetti, Fort William Mont Blanc Training, April 2018
Ski Mountaineering Haute Route / Aosta / West OberlandHetty & Tom, Ski Mountaineering Week In The Swiss / Italian & French Alps, April 2018
Winter / Spring 2018 Ski Haute Route TrainingJen Kingwill, Intro & Intermediate Ski Touring & Haute Route Training, Jan-March 2018
Rob and high mountain guides played an instrumental part in my planning for skiing the Haute Route this year. I had not done any ski touring prior to this year, so the Haute Route was always going to be a challenge, therefor it was very important to me to get in as much training and familiarity as possible. Early on in our communication, Rob and I planned a couple of courses to make sure I’d get in enough training for the Haute route, from an intro weekend, to a 5 day intro week with an overnight in an mountain hut night and high mountain touring. I also wanted to focus on mountaineering as it features fairly regularly on the haute route, so Rob and I planned an additional weekend practicing mountaineering skills, which I was very grateful for, even though the weather was a complete white out. We were rewarded with a fun powder day in Italy on the last day though. 🙂
Rob’s communication, planning and attention to detail is second to none and my time with High Mountain Guides during this winter was invaluable. I’ m already looking at booking more courses with them for next year and I’ve definitely been bitten by the ski touring bug.