Jungfrau & Monch Ascents, June 2019

Jungfrau & Monch Ascents, June 2019

James Sides, Bernese Oberland Private Guiding & Training programme.

Hi Rob,  Sorry for the late reply – we had a great time and Dylan was brilliant. Thanks for being so responsive while we were planning. It already seems like a long time ago – I wish the after effects of mountaineering lasted longer to offset being at work!

James

High on the ascent of the Jungfrau, Bernese Oberland, good conditions in June 2019. Photo Dylan Taylor
Gran Paradiso Attempt July 2019

Gran Paradiso Attempt July 2019

Francis Nation-Dixon, 2 Day Gran Paradiso Climb

Hi Rob – Thanks, I’m afraid we didn’t do as well as we should have and both struggled with the altitude. Although we put in a lot of training walks and felt fresh after walking up to Plan from the village there is a great difference between starting at 1000 m and 2800 m after a bad night!  Ric was really professional and coaxed us up the mountain well and he was also incredibly modest about his achievements – including bivvying on la Meije….

You run a very efficient operation and a pity we didn’t make it but ….
Best wishes, Francis

Pigne d’Arolla Ascent & Intro To Alpine Mountaineering

Pigne d’Arolla Ascent & Intro To Alpine Mountaineering

Mike Sann, Skyway Alpine Intro & Arolla 2 day alpine hut expedition, July 2019
Thanks for giving us an excellent 3 days in the mountains on our recent trip to Chamonix.  We all had a very enjoyable time and learnt some valuable mountain skills.  I intend to to try and go on some of your alpine training weekends in Wales or Scotland and I’ll get in touch next summer to start planning our Mont Blanc trip.
The steep Serpentine Roll often provides the crux of the ascent of the Pigne d’Arolla
Hope the rest of the summer goes well.  Best Wishes, Mike
Chamonix Rock Climbing Guiding

Chamonix Rock Climbing Guiding

Rebecca Heard, rock climbing guiding & training in Chamonix, July 2019
I had an excellent day, you pushed me out of my comfort zone while being very patient. Thank you!! Feeling great after the last few days, such a great experience and great guiding!!
Becky on the last few moves of the brilliant classic route on the Aiguillette d’Argentiere, Chamonix
Thanks again!  Rebecca 
Mont Blanc Guiding With Gran Paradiso Training Climb

Mont Blanc Guiding With Gran Paradiso Training Climb

Carl Williams, Gran Paradiso & Mont Blanc Ascents, June 2019

Thanks Rob for a very well organised week.  Climbing the Gran Paradiso and Mont Blanc has been an unforgettable experience and I’ve come away with a true sense of the meaning of Alpinism.  The guides were fantastic, very knowledgeable, great company and I always felt safety was paramount.

Carl & Dylan on the summit of Mont Blanc

Best Wishes, Carl.

Chamonix Granite Mountaineering Week, June 2019

Chamonix Granite Mountaineering Week, June 2019

Joe Grainger, 5 good routes in 5 days, Perrons, Tour Ronde, Dent du Geant, Papillons & Peigne!

Many thanks for organising and looking after me last week – i had a fantastic time.  Despite the temps i feel like Gav managed to choose some great routes and i feel like i achieved a lot. Yet again, his guiding was exceptional.

The razor edge on the Freshfield arete of the Tour Ronde. Photo Gav Pike

Just now need to gather my thoughts on appropriate objectives for next year!   Many thanks again.  Joe

Climb Mont Blanc & Swiss 4000ers

Climb Mont Blanc & Swiss 4000ers

Paul Moore & Craig O Leary, Allalinhorn & Mont Blanc Ascents, June 2019
I’m Back in the UK after a very enjoyable week spent in the high mountains.  Kenny was a very enthusiastic knowledgeable guide keen to share both his technical mountaineering knowledge & his knowledge of the mountains & wildlife.  I really enjoyed every minute of the Mont Blanc climb, it was a superb experience and we had great clear views from the summit. Kind regards, Paul Moore
Paul & Craig high on Mont Blanc, Photo Kenny Grant
We had a very enjoyable week in the mountains covering a good range of skills.  Kenny was an excellent guide and is a good asset for your business, he passed on some useful information which will come in for future trips & my ML training. Craig
2 Day Chamonix Alpine Mountaineering Training Course

2 Day Chamonix Alpine Mountaineering Training Course

Emma Ballinger & James, 2 day training expedition at Rifugio Torino / Skyway Monte Bianco, June 2019
We had such a brilliant time with Paul on Monday and Tuesday. Thank you for the recommended routes. They certainly stretched our abilities and helped us practice everything we learnt last year. They were exactly what we were after. We shall definitely return to Chamonix on holiday, and when seeking a guide, you guys will be our first point of contact.
Mountaineering from the Skyway Monte Bianco on our Chamonix alpine training course, June 2019. Photo Paul Wright
“High Mountain Guides have provided an extremely knowledgable and capable guide. They also created an itinerary totally suited to our requirements. Brilliant two days spent in the Mont Blanc massif. Thank you.” Emma & James
Climb The Gran Paradiso Course

Climb The Gran Paradiso Course

Jörn Schumacher, Successful Gran Paradiso Ascent, June 2019
Thanks a lot for organizing. I especially appreciate that you took the time for the pre-course briefing. Tremendously helpful that you walked us through the weather report etc. in a relaxed atmosphere. I definitely learned through the course, for example about proper acclimatization.
Dawn arrives on the glacier above Rifugio Chabod on the ascent of Gran Paradiso
Jonny and Klemen are not only very knowledgeable and full of good advice, but also just very pleasant people to be with in the mountains. I had a great time, so thanks for this weekend & looking forward to the next adventure!  Cheers, Jörn
Weissmies & Mont Blanc Course, June 2019

Weissmies & Mont Blanc Course, June 2019

Robert & Gary Siddal, Climbed Mt Blanc & Weissmies, late June 2019
It’s was a great week and fantastic climbing with  all you guys. I think it will take a while for it all to sink in but a terrific experience.
Thanks for organising a great double trip, it was worth all the money and effort.
Best Regards
The scenic approach to the Tete Rousse Hut via the rocky ridge path now the snow has melted off it.

Gary & Rob 👍

Chamonix Mountaineering & Allalinhorn Ascent

Chamonix Mountaineering & Allalinhorn Ascent

Edward and Steve, Singapore, Chamonix private guiding, June 2019

Just wanted to say a big thank you for getting Matt to guide us this week!  We had a blast of a time, perhaps even better than if we’d pushed for Mont Blanc.  Matt was very accommodating to our fluid schedule and a very good judge of our abilities too. We learnt a lot of new skills and definitely enjoyed our time this week.

Ed & Steve on the Brittania Hut dawn patrol en route to climbing the Hoglaubgrat route on the Allalinhorn.  Photo Matt Stygall. 

Ending it with the Allalinhorn summit via the Hohlaubgrat route could not have been a better choice!  Thanks again to you and Matt.  Happy climbing!  I would second everything that Ed said.  In fact, I’m not sure how the week could have been better!  On top of this, Matt is an excellent photographer!

Climb The Weissmies Course

Climb The Weissmies Course

Philip Horton & Nick Ash, Weissmeis Course, June 2019

We had a great few days and really enjoyed the Weissmies in particular.  My warmest thanks to Thor and Dave as our guides – they looked after us well and I’m grateful for their professional, fun approach and good humour.  Kind regards, Phil

Enjoying the sustained moderate rock / mixed scrambling on the Weissmeis South Ridge
Thanks it was a great trip, Thor and Rob were great pass on my thanks. The trip was a good balance of fun and challenge in a great setting, we are already starting to plan next year, we will be in touch.  Nick 
Gran Paradiso & Mont Blanc Course

Gran Paradiso & Mont Blanc Course

Eoin Maguire, Successful ascents of Gran Paradiso & Mt Blanc, June 2019

Hi Rob, Just a quick thank you to yourself but in particular Jonny and Klemen for the past few days.

The professionalism of the team was incredible!   Looking forward to seeing ye all again at some stage.

Kind Regards, Eoin

Jonny approaching the Col d’Entreves during Gran Paradiso & Mont Blanc training and acclimatisation
Mont Blanc Summit & Training 2019

Mont Blanc Summit & Training 2019

Tony & Maya, Mont Blanc training in Scottish Highlands & Successful Summit Climb, Feb, March & June 2019

Mont Blanc Training In The Scottish Highlands…Thank You Rob, we had a great time, minus the weather of course and lack of snow, but that is outside your and ours control of course. Both Tamsin and Graeme were very good and we have nothing but good things to say about them.

Tony, Neil & Maya on the summit of Mont Blanc, June 2019

Mont Blanc Summit Climb….Thank you everything was great!

Chamonix Rock Climbing & Matterhorn Training Day

Chamonix Rock Climbing & Matterhorn Training Day

James Carr & Scott Bugden, Rock climbing in Chamonix & Les Cheserys & Aiguillette, June 2019

Thanks again for a great day on Friday. I really enjoyed it and learnt a lot.  James

The Famous Aiguillette, a fine rock climbers pinnacle above the Chamonix Valley

I really enjoyed the day last week thanks. It’s good to be climbing again and also to be learning all the time.  Scott

Chamonix Intro Alpine Mountaineering Course

Chamonix Intro Alpine Mountaineering Course

Paul Smith, Maria Saligova & Sarah Alajaji, Mountaineering Training & Gran Paradiso, June 2019

Maria and I had a fantastic time on the alpine intro course last week. We learnt so much and it really gave us a new interest and passion for the high mountains. Dylan was terrific all week and is a lovely guy who inspires a lot of confidence in his teaching.  The whole experience has however now left me with a new found desire to conquer a 4000m peak. The sunset from the Chabod hut was beautiful and a real privilege to witness.  Paul & Maria

Chamonix Intro Alpine Team enjoying the tough snowy conditions on the Aiguilles Marbrees. Photo Thanks to Dylan Taylor

I really enjoyed and learned A LOT from the course. Dylan was very knowledgable and helpful. Sarah

Matterhorn Preparation Course Snowdonia

Matterhorn Preparation Course Snowdonia

David Folkman & Dee O'Neil, Snowdonia Alpine Training, June 2019

Thanks Rob – it was great working with Ian, even though the weather was eventually apocalyptic! He was excellent – laid back, instructive, pragmatic, knowledgable and we learned a lot.

Dee and David enjoying the brilliant scrambling on the Cneifion Arete, despite the weather!

Thanks for everything – Best – Dee

Gran Paradiso 3 Day Course, 1-3 June 2019

Gran Paradiso 3 Day Course, 1-3 June 2019

James and Sarah Andrews, Gran Paradiso Ascent
Just wanted to say a huge thanks for our Gran Paradiso course. Communication and organisation beforehand was great, together with a good choice of various hire equipment. On the trip we had a really nice group of similarly-minded people which definitely helped us gel as a team. Our guides Klemen and Gav were very helpful, encouraging and clearly have vast knowledge of their sport and the area we were in. They always made us feel safe and inspired confidence as we progressed through to a successful and hugely enjoyable summit day in great weather conditions!
Post dawn ascent to the glacier above the Rifugio Chabod on the ascent of Gran Paradiso
Climb Gran Paradiso Course June 2019

Climb Gran Paradiso Course June 2019

Tom Vear, 3 day Gran Paradiso Open Group
Thank you for the great services you and your excellent team provided to me in the mountains. The Summit of Gran Paradiso and the supporting training was one of the most enjoyable experiences I have ever had.
Both Clement and Gavs unwavering enthusiasm, skill and ability to impart knowledge was absolutely first class.
Our early June Gran Paradiso course teams enjoy great snow volume and good conditions on the glacier above the Rifugio Chabod and under the North Face of the Paradiso.
I would like to focus on progression now…. Climb The Weissmeis Course?  Thanks Tom

 

Snowdonia Mont Blanc Training Weekend

Snowdonia Mont Blanc Training Weekend

David Fong, Mont Blanc Training Ogwen Valley, May 2019
Just wanted to pass on my sincere thanks for the Mt Blanc weekend just passed. Calum was everything you’d hope for in a guide – expert, patient, challenging when he could be and easing off when he spotted that would be appropriate; he made the weekend all about us rather him and gave some great tips about equipment too, so really lucky to have spent the weekend with someone so expert and enthusiastic, many thanks! David
David & our Mont Blanc training course team enjoying the brilliant scramble up the North Ridge of Tryfan, Ogwen Valley, Snowdonia. Photo Calum Muskett