Expedition & Mountain Training

Expeditions & Expedition Training

Climbing a peak in the 'Greater Ranges' can be the 'high point' of your mountaineering career. The Chamonix Valley is an ideal training venue to ensure you are well prepared for your trip. HMG director Rob Jarvis has Guided on 15 expeditions, (including numerous first ascents) in Antarctica, Nepal, India, Pakistan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Argentina and Morocco. Private Guiding is available on bespoke expeditions or why not prepare for your forthcoming expedition with some specific training, it will improve your performance, enjoyment and chances of success on your trip.

Expedition Training

If you are heading off to the Greater Ranges to climb an expedition peak we recommend you start the training process a long time in advance. Improving your mountain fitness, technical & mountaineering skills as well as general expeditions awareness will enhance your safety,... more>

Expedition Guiding

"British Mountain Guides experience and training in the harsh winter conditions of the Scottish Highlands coupled with their guiding and personal achievements in the Greater Ranges makes them well-suited to work in the most testing mountain environments around the world.&qu... more>


Hi Rob, Alex and I had a great trip up McKinley, and both stood on the peak! The mini expedition you took us on was ideal training. As suspected the toughest part is not technical, but dealing with big packs (60lb) for three weeks consecutively. We kept reminding ourselves of those key phrases you let slip, "motivation is key".. great stuff! Will be in touch with next goal. Sam

Sam, Denali Training Course, Scottish Highlands


Rob is great company and is great to climb with. What I found most impressive is his ability to be sensitive to everyones needs and his easy going likeable manner. He is a good climber/guide and has an easy going but focussed approach, you will have a very good chance of reaching your objective with Rob. And we had loads of fun too.

Bob, Mera Peak and Ama Dablam, November 2002


Expedition Videos

Nanda Devi East / Changuch Expedition 2009

The 2009 British / Indian Expedition to Nanda Devi East & Changuch, Indian Himalaya.

Lukla Take-Off

Take off from the tiny air strip at Lukla in the Nepalese Himalaya

Mera Peak Climb

High Altitude Trekking / Mountaineering on Mera Peak, Nepalese Himalaya