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
Snowdonia Matterhorn Training Day

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.

Thank you, Rami

Enjoying the superb “Ordinary Route” in the Ogwen Valley as part of our Snowdonia Matterhorn training courses. Photo Dave Kenyon

 

 

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.
Debi
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.