What Our Guests Say

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

 

Alpine Mountaineering Training Day Snowdonia

Alpine Mountaineering Training Day Snowdonia

Mathew Davies, Matterhorn Training Day, 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 
Mont Blanc Training Weekend – Snowdonia

Mont Blanc Training Weekend – Snowdonia

Dariusz, Private guiding & training for Mt Blanc ascent, 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
Snowdonia Matterhorn Training Weekend

Snowdonia Matterhorn Training Weekend

Howard Mayo, Matterhorn Training Course, October 2018

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 Course North Wales

Matterhorn Training Course North Wales

George Lisher, Llanberis Matterhorn Training Weekend

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

Matterhorn Training Weekend – Snowdonia

Matterhorn Training Weekend – Snowdonia

Rami, Debi & Phil, North Wales Matterhorn training weekend, 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.
Autumn Gran Paradiso Ascent

Autumn Gran Paradiso Ascent

Gio Rosafio, Gran Paradiso Open Course, October 2018
Just wanted to let you know that Rob and I had a great trip on Gran Paradiso. It certainly lived up to the expectations and was memorable given the winter conditions.  Thor and Gavin were sound guides and provided excellent knowledge and great experience.  You have two very satisfied customers who hope to do more in the future.
It was a learning curve having to cope with the altitude and we now realise the kind of fitness levels we will need to reach in the future.  We are going to take some time out now for a few weeks and assess our performance levels and what we can realistically achieve in the next two years. The Matterhorn is on the list but we need to get much fitter and sharpen our technical skills.
Thanks for a great trip, we thoroughly enjoyed it.  Rob & Gary
The team en route to a fine summit climb of the Gran Paradiso in October 2018. Monte Viso just visible on the far R hand skyline
Gran Paradiso Course Autumn 2018

Gran Paradiso Course Autumn 2018

Rob & Gary Siddal, Climb Gran Paradiso Team Course, Early Oct 2018
Kate and I are now back in Ireland.  I just want to thank you and especially Phil for the wonderful experience that we had. I for one will definitely cherish the experience. I learned and took a lot from the alpine intro course. We are now ready to face new challenges and climb more mountains. We will see you next year to join another course that will guarantee us of our independence in the mountain. Hopefully Phil will be available to do the course.
Thanks again!  Katriona
The Team climbing in the Monte Rosa Massif en route to the Parrotspitze…
Chamonix Alpine Intro Course

Chamonix Alpine Intro Course

Kate & Kacee, Intro To Alpine Mountaineering Course In Chamonix Sept 2018
Thank you – we are very happy to have booked with HGM and done the Grand Paradiso, it was well over our expectations!  It was the perfect level of mountain for us too, as it pushed both physically and a little bit beyond our comfort zone, so we all picked up new experiences and knowledge for the next challenge.
Best of feedback to Robin too, he was extremely knowledgeable and experienced, which alleviated any concerns & taught us new things, and he also had the insight to suggest the change of plan, which gave us a super weather day on the mountain and less stress to enjoy it.
I speak for all of us saying we’d highly recommend HMG and the GP course!  Kind regards, Rickard
Early Autumn Gran Paradiso Ascent with good conditions in mid Sept 2018
Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent

Gran Paradiso Guided Ascent

Rickard, Joan & Neil, Gran Paradiso Private Guiding, Sept 2018

Great time, Thanks for the follow up. Guides were great (knowledgeable, vigilant) all the things I like  which was appreciated. Kind Regards, Blake

Weissmies Course last day ascent of the Mittelruck. Drone image of the South Ridge just above the Sonnigpass, Photo Dylan Taylor.

Feedback on the course, I found it a great experience. The guides were excellent, very knowledgeable , friendly and patient.  It was also good the way Guy gave us some tips on scrambling technique (ie face out as much as you can) – you don’t always get this on mountaineering courses as often the instructors are too busy just getting everyone up the route.

Once again thanks for everything and I have some great memories to look back on.  Regards, Robert
Climb The Weissmies Course

Climb The Weissmies Course

Blake Weyrich & Robert Vale, Weissmies Course, September 2018