Rock Climbing & Mountaineering in the Chamonix Valley

Mountaineering in Chamonix

Chamonix. The capital of world mountaineering. 'The Valley of Dreams'. A mecca for climbers and mountaineers who come from all over the world to sample the quality and variety of alpine mountainering available. From simple rock scrambles in the Aiguilles Rouges to the Himalayan scale mixed faces on the wild Italian side of Mont Blanc. Chamonix, has it all.

We offer a variety and progression of mountain guiding and training courses and cater for individuals and groups of complete novice mountaineers to talented climbers requiring a private guide for demanding itineraries. High Mountain Guides specialise in providing tailor made courses to meet your specific requirements here in the Chamonix Valley. Come and join us for your own alpine adventure...

Chamonix Alpine Intro

Whilst Chamonix is the capital of world mountaineering, you do not need to be a great climber to enjoy its vast mountain attractions. On the contrary, one of Chamonix's real assets is that it has peaks and climbs suitable for all levels of challenge and for every step along the... more>

Climb Mont Blanc

An ascent of Western Europe's highest mountain is a big challenge and superb mountaineering expedition. Our six day course allows time for training and acclimatisation which means you are able to enjoy the ascent and climb some other great alpine peaks along the way.


Chamonix Mountaineer

Our classic 5 day Chamonix Mountaineer programme gives you the opportunity to develop technical mountaineering skills whilst climbing some brilliant Chamonix alpine routes along the way. The aim is to develop your movement skills, alpine experience & fitness levels with a vi... more>

Becoming an Alpinist

On this progressive alpine training course we aim to tackle some of Chamonix's classic moderate alpine routes in a style that will offer you high quality mountaineering training along the way. This course is ideally suited to those with some existing rock climbing and winter mou... more>

Chamonix Alpinist

Chamonix is the capital of World Mountaineering. Put simply, it has it all. Rich in alpine history, ripe with hundreds of superb climbs and overlooked by the spectacular presence of Mont Blanc and the Chamonix Aiguilles. This, is the domain of the 'Alpinist'. On th... more>

Chamonix Private Guiding

Whilst we run a variety of Chamonix based group courses many of our clients prefer to hire their own private Guide. This may be because they want to tackle a long or difficult itinerary which requires a 1:1 guide to client ratio. It may also simply be because people want to prog... more>


Thanks for a great week in the mountains! Great company, fantastic route choices and quality guiding. I'm really inspired to come back next summer...

Matt, Becoming An Alpinist, June 2015


Now returned home and restored to normality! I just wanted to write to thank you for organising a first class programme. So thank you High Mountain Guides for enabling me to achieve a long standing personal achievement. I wish you every success for the future.

John, Climb Mont Blanc, June 2015


Thank you again so much for your patience and good company on Mont Blanc, and for getting us up there, apparently in style, and allegedly on the fifth attempt!! I doubt our boots will stay hung up for long, and meantime, I’ll point all the other would-be summiteers I’m suddenly meeting in your direction.

Rob & Henry, Climb Mont Blanc, August 2013


Thanks for the training and guiding course. It was exactly what we were looking for! Great to put the new skills into practice at the end of the trip - I felt much more aware and prepared for the task at hand. The teaching was clear and solid, and I can now take those lessons with me in trips to come.

Gareth, Intro Alpine Mountaineering, Chamonix, July 2010


Thanks again for a great trip in Chamonix. Great and will now be more confident doing alpine routes under our own steam. Also, thanks for all your more general advice on rock climbing and suitable alpine routes in the Chamonix area.

Tom, Alpine Mountaineering Training, July 2010


Thanks again for the Chamonix wonder week Rob. It was a real pleasure having the opportunity to be out in the mountains with you. You did a sterling job mate and were good fun to be with. I hope we get the chance to do it again sometime. Matt

Mat, Chamonix Alpinist, July 2009