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!
Jono
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!
Sophie
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

Rob,

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,
Meirion
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. 
Chamonix Intro Ski Touring Weekend 16-17 Feb

Chamonix Intro Ski Touring Weekend 16-17 Feb

Isabella, Louise, Sally, Scott & James. Chamonix Intro Touring Group Course
Thanks again for a fantastic 2 days.   Will have a look at your calendar for future opportunities 😁
Louise
Thanks for a great weekend. Will definitely be contacting you again at some point!  Sally
I had an absolutely fabulous time, thank you Rob! You will certainly be hearing more from me, including this summer 🙂 Isabella
Feb 2019 Chamonix Intro Ski Touring Course team at the Col d’Entreves, 3500m+ before skiing down the Vallee Blanche…
The weekend was excellent as was your guiding. I wasn’t expecting to ski such good terrain on an intro course but that was definitely a good thing from my point of view.  I felt that the rate of progression was really good for the group that you had. I enjoyed your extra info about snow conditions/avalanche risk & thought that it was really useful. You did a great job of creating an environment where we could all ask questions.  Scott
Chamonix Intro Ski Touring Weekend Feb 2019

Chamonix Intro Ski Touring Weekend Feb 2019

Sophie & Vanshree, Off Piste Performance Intro Ski Touring Weekend, Feb 2019
Thanks very much Rob, it was a great couple of days! We got a lot out of it and found some places to go despite the weather. Thanks also for the photos.
Sophie
Skiing the ‘Eperon’ from the Christomet lift in the Portes de Mont Blanc / Evasion ski area. Tete de Torraz above La Giettaz in the background.

Thanks for the last couple of days – I certainly learnt a lot! Hope to see you soon on the mountains!
Vanshree.

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

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
Jan 2019 Chamonix Off Piste & Mountain Skills

Jan 2019 Chamonix Off Piste & Mountain Skills

Brenda Smith, Classic Course Jan 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.
Chamonix Off Piste & Mountain Skills Course

Chamonix Off Piste & Mountain Skills Course

Amy Sergison, John Appleton & Ian Carter, Jan 2019

Hi Rob and Derek, Just wanted to say a big thank you, I really enjoyed the course last week and thanks for taking us to the most stunning places. I really feel like there’s a whole new world of skiing out there, thanks for being so relaxed and easy to learn with and thanks for the great pictures.  Have a great rest of the season, looks like good snow yesterday!  Thanks, Amy

Hi Rob, Thanks for being part of a great week. Really enjoyed spending time with you in the mountains and getting your input into skiing in the mountains.  It was a relaxed, informative and enjoyable time.  Hope to see you around and possibly do some more skiing with you. Ian

Megeve ski touring with a superb panorama of the snowy Aravis Range beyond.

Hi Rob, Quick note to say thanks for some great skiing this week. We really enjoyed and and learnt loads. Slainte, John

Ski Touring Weekend In Chamonix

Ski Touring Weekend In Chamonix

Joseph Cole, Intro Ski Touring Weekend, Megeve & St. Gervais, Jan 2019

It is pretty safe to say that anybody who signs up to work with the High Mountain Guides does so because of their love of the mountains. In Rob it is clear to see that his love and passion lies in the mountains. This passion is equalled by the respect he has for them and is backed up by a deep and superior knowledge. I must admit that when I turned up a day early (as recommended by Rob!) to find my ski legs again I was a little disheartened to find myself in what would not be considered the best ski conditions at an icy wind swept Le Tour. How wrong I was, for the first morning of our ‘intro to ski touring’ weekend Rob had us in fresh powdery tracks! Thank you for a top weekend. I will definitely be coming back to enjoy and learn more with Rob and his team.

Ski Touring above La Giettaz with the Col des Aravis area beyond.
Chamonix Intro Ski Touring Weekend

Chamonix Intro Ski Touring Weekend

James Carr, Ski Touring Weekend, Megeve & St Gervais, Jan 2019
Thanks for this Rob and also for a great weekend. It was a lot of fun to ski with you all.  I really enjoyed myself and learnt a lot so just signed up for the February weekend.
Have fun
James
Our January Intro Touring Weekend course enjoying the powder above St Nicholas de Veroce on the Contamines side of Saint Gervais / Megeve resort.
Chamonix Guided Ski Touring Day

Chamonix Guided Ski Touring Day

Stephen Wass & Gordon Dalgarno, Ski Touring At Combloux, Jan 2018

Many thanks for the photos and a good day out, it was highly enjoyable.  Rob found the location and the conditions for a fantastic day tour in what had proved to be a really thin & icy Chamonix Valley. Good conversation and helpful information throughout made for a really enjoyable day.  Thanks,  Stephen

‘Powder Touring Patrol’ at Combloux, early January 2019, some great fresh tracks to be had…

I’d second everything Stephen had said,it was a fantastic day, just what I was hoping for. Gordon.

Alpine Mountaineering Training Day Snowdonia

Alpine Mountaineering Training Day Snowdonia

Mathew Davies, Matterhorn Training Day, October 2018

Hi Rob/Calum

I had a terrific day thanks, going just the right amount outside my comfort zone to feel pushed but not finishing up a nervous wreck! Calum was great company and gave me total confidence.

I will be in touch again, either for the Matterhorn training weekend or a similar guided day.

Matt

Matt climbing on little Tryfan as part of his private guiding & Matterhorn training day in North Wales. Photo Calum Muskett

 

Mont Blanc Training Weekend – Snowdonia

Mont Blanc Training Weekend – Snowdonia

Dariusz, Private guiding & training for Mt Blanc ascent, October 2018
First all of thank you for the training course with Andy – an amazing and experienced guide that was able to make my first real mountaineering baby steps to be a right proportion of fun and challenge (despite very rainy second day 🙂  ).
Please keep me posted on opportunities for Gran Paradiso & Mont Blanc courses.  Thanks again for the opportunity to get familiar with mountaineering equipment and techniques with a great guide in the beautiful setting of Snowdonia.
Dariusz enjoying the superb scrambling and positions on the Snowdon Horseshoe. Photo Thanks to Andy Teasdale – the Mountain Photography Company 
Snowdonia Matterhorn Training Weekend

Snowdonia Matterhorn Training Weekend

Howard Mayo, Matterhorn Training Course, October 2018

Thank you for organising the Snowdonia Matterhorn training weekend.  I had a fantastic time with my climbing partner, Debbie and our guide Ric Potter. Even the weather was great.  Our guide, Ric had a great way of explaining everything, clear and easy to understand. He inspired confidence in our equipment, our ability and our trust in him. He really showed us everything we needed to know, watched and corrected where necessary and praised where it was due.
I would certainly recommend Ric to anyone thinking of going on this course. Once again, thanks to yourself and Ric for a fantastic weekend and looking forward to the Scotland Matterhorn training weekend.

Debi & Howard Matterhorn Training
Matterhorn Training Course North Wales

Matterhorn Training Course North Wales

George Lisher, Llanberis Matterhorn Training Weekend

I had an excellent weekend. Rock climbing in big boots was new for me. It was good to learn some new techniques such as moving together. The weekend was great for my motivation. Before I started my drive home on Monday morning I even made a quick ascent of Snowdon!

I was very impressed with Callum. He is clearly an excellent rock climber. He was very enthusiastic and wanted to share his knowledge, experience and advice throughout the course.  I look forward to visiting the Alps next Summer to climb the Matterhorn….Regards George

Big boot rock climbing on little Tryfan, Ogwen Valley, as part of our October 2018 Matterhorn Training weekend. Photo Calum Muskett
Matterhorn Training Weekend – Snowdonia

Matterhorn Training Weekend – Snowdonia

Rami, Debi & Phil, North Wales Matterhorn training weekend, October 2018

I had a really good weekend and in addition to being really good guy Andy was a fantastic guide and really helpful and gave good advice.  Phil

‘Terrific weekend out, our guide tailored the entire course to our skill level, taught us a great deal, and pushed us right to our limits the whole time. Could not have been more fun’  Rami 

Debi & Howard enjoying the big boot rock climbing & scrambling in Snowdonia on the Matterhorn training weekend in Oct 2018

Another good weekend. Thank you. Debi

Autumn Gran Paradiso Ascent

Autumn Gran Paradiso Ascent

Gio Rosafio, Gran Paradiso Open Course, October 2018
Thank you very much Rob for this amazing experience, It has been my first 4000! Gav and Thor have been great guides as well.  I’m looking forward to new experiences like this one with High Mountain Guides.
Some fresh snow, chilly early autumn weather but good conditions for our October 2018 ascent. Monte Viso far left hand skyline.