What Our Guests Say

Olga and I had a good weekend with Matt and feel we moved our skills on which was great.  Sunday morning was a little better than forecast but around lunchtime we called it quits due to heavy rain. Saturday was good all day and we pushed through until fairly late.  Matt showed a lot of patience and shared lots of practical advice.
Snowdonia Scrambling Guide
Rodney & Olga enjoying ‘the dry day’ during our inspiring Matterhorn training weekend in Snowdonia. Photo Matt Stygall.
Thanks, Rodney
Matterhorn Training Weekend, Snowdonia Oct 2019

Matterhorn Training Weekend, Snowdonia Oct 2019

Olga and Rodney Bonnard, Matterhorn Training Weekend

Thanks Rob, Mark and the team for a fantastic experience in Torino and Gran Paradiso!  I will never forget this experience, it’s been a pleasure to have it among such great people.  Solid guiding, patience, good teaching effort, amazing stories and all logistics taken care of.  And a great summary with amazing pictures published next day, wow! Really good guys, thanks a lot.  Rodrigo, Gran Paradiso & Monte Viso.

Chamonix Mountaineering
Gran Paradiso Team training at the col Marbrees during the Torino Hut training phase. Monte Bianco behind.

Thanks for a great trip all, and to Rob and Mark for top guiding! It’s been an awesome experience in great company, and we’ve learned so much over the past few days!  Malene, Gran Paradiso

You can view Rodrigo’s fun short video account of the Gran Paradiso course here.

Monte Viso & Gran Paradiso Ascents – Autumn 2019

Monte Viso & Gran Paradiso Ascents – Autumn 2019

Rodrigo Villamuera & Malene Roald, early autumn Paradiso & Mt Blanc Group Course

I just wanted to say thanks to all of you for a magical trip. It was great to meet you all and spend time with you all in such spectacular conditions with amazing scenery.

Mark and Rob – I’m sure you have various levels of clients and teaching alpine babies might come with challenges but if you ever questioned it then please know that the teachings this weekend will be with me forever and hopefully serve me for many years as a starting block for more adventures.

Gran Paradiso ascent
IFMGA Guide Mark Seaton leads the group up the lower dry glacier section on the ascent from Rifugio Chabod.  Dawn on Monte Blanc upper right.

To all of you, it was an adventure I’ll never forget, thanks for sharing it.  Nick 

Autumn Gran Paradiso Course

Autumn Gran Paradiso Course

Nick Chambers, Gran Paradiso Climb early October 2019
Thanks for a fantastic trip. The organisation from first contact to the end of trip was first class and you even managed to organise the weather!!  Neil & Paul were terrific, striking the perfect note between respecting the fact we were there for some fun while still keeping us safe & giving us our best chance of succeeding.
Chamonix Mountaineering Guide
Mountaineering Training around the Skyway Monte Bianco & Rifugio Torino in preparation for the ascent of Gran Paradiso. Late Sept 2019.
We will most certainly be back in the mountains again – with you preferably – and I’m already looking for another trip of similar length sometime early next season. Any suggestions welcome.  Once again, big thanks.  Gareth.
Sept 2019 – Gran Paradiso Ascent

Sept 2019 – Gran Paradiso Ascent

Gareth Conde & Team, Chamonix Mountaineering Training & Climb Gran Paradiso
It was a great few days thanks & a good suggestion by you to do the Weissmies. I loved the route – a lovely but fairly gentle walk to the hut and some good climbing in the sunshine on the Dri Hornli. Watching the sunrise at the Zwischbergenpass was great, and although I started to flag a little toward the top of the southeast ridge, the scrambling was fairly straight forward on good dry rock. The summit snow ridge was comfortable – not too exposed for me, and the views to the Mischabel range and Bernese Oberland absolutely stunning! Overall, a really great coupe of days. Dylan was an excellent guide I’ve learnt a lot more and the Weissmies trip has given me more confidence and inspiration to tackle similar routes.
Dry Hornli Ridge
Simon enjoying the brilliant sustained – and sometimes hard – scrambling on the Dry Hornli Ridge above the Almageller Hut, Saas Almagel
Thanks, Simon
Weissmies & Dry Hornli Private Guiding Sept 2019

Weissmies & Dry Hornli Private Guiding Sept 2019

Simon Withey, Chamonix mountaineering & Weissmies Ascent as progression from recent alpine intro courses.
We had a great time with Jonny – it was exactly what we were after. His style of teaching & passion for mountaineering meant we both learnt a huge amount whilst thoroughly enjoying ourselves. We highly recommend both Jonny and High Mountain Guides & will be sure to get in touch in the future for training/guiding.  Thanks again for your recommendations for routes in the area, we have had a great time climbing these last few days and can’t wait to return in Spring.  All the best, Matt and Sonya 
Chamonix Guide
Mountaineering Training Day from the Aiguille du Midi including a traverse of the Arete Laurence, Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue Training
Chamonix Glacier Travel & Mountaineering Training Day

Chamonix Glacier Travel & Mountaineering Training Day

Sonya & Matt Thomas, Chamonix Private Guiding Aiguille du Midi, Sept 2019
Hi Rob, Thanks again for a great week of mountaineering, excellent guiding Rob, as always. Great trip.  James
Castor Guide
James & Scott high on the superb narrow snow ridge of Castor. Weisshorn beyond on the left.

Thanks again for a really good week-4x 4000’s in a week was pretty cool I reckon! 😀

Scott

Zermatt & Swiss 4000m Peak Guiding Sept 2019

Zermatt & Swiss 4000m Peak Guiding Sept 2019

Scott Bugden & James Carr, Zermatt & Saas Fee Private Guiding

Hi Rob,We had an amazing time on the Gran Paradiso tour!

Thanks Paula
Mountaineering Course
The team during the training and acclimatisation phase at Base Camp Rifugio Torino accessed via Skyway Monte Bianco. Photo Sandy Allan

The trip was great.  Thank you. Nick

Gran Paradiso Course – Sept 2019

Gran Paradiso Course – Sept 2019

Nick, Owen & Paula Van Der Gugten, Gran Paradiso & Mont Blanc
Thanks for a great trip, it was great meeting you and Jonny. We learned a lot and had a great time.  Alister is all fired up to get fit for Mont Blanc.  Will keep in touch and contact you later in the year. Say a big thanks to Jonny for our alpine day. It will live long in the memory.
Kev & Alistair cracking on with some wet rock climbing at Servoz in the Chamonix Valley.
Thanks again, and all the best for now.  Kev.
Chamonix Rock Climbing & Alpine Mountaineering

Chamonix Rock Climbing & Alpine Mountaineering

Kevin & Alistair Colman, Intro To Alpine Mountaineering Aug 2019

Hello Rob, just wanted to let you know that me and Tom successfully climbed Mont Blanc on September 2nd! 🙂

Summit of Mont Blanc after lots of good training in Snowdonia, Scottish Highlands & Gran Paradiso
I’d like to use this opportunity to thank you and your amazing team of guides for all the progressive training and knowledge sharing, which were essential to our success! 🙂 Again best regards and hope catch up again soon.  Cheers Dariusz.
Mont Blanc Training & Summit Climb, Sept 2019

Mont Blanc Training & Summit Climb, Sept 2019

Tom & Dariusz Strapoc, UK Mont Blanc Preparation Weekends & Gran Paradiso Ascent....