High Mountain Guides

High Mountain Guides is a friendly and professional Mountain Guiding company run by Rob Jarvis, International Mountain Guide (IFMGA) & Mountaineering Instructor (WMCI). We provide enjoyable, challenging & informative climbing, skiing & mountaineering courses and private guiding for individuals & small groups. We are proud of the inspiring experiences we give people in the mountains & we hope you can join us soon. In the meantime, good training & see you in the hills, Rob.

Our Services

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... (more…)

Skiing in Chamonix

Chamonix is a world class venue for off-piste skiing, touring & ski mountaineering.  With a huge vertical height interval, skiing on all aspects & massive potential for mountain and glacier skiing, Chamonix, has it all!  The valley is also a great base camp for exploring the superb ski touring and off-piste skiing available across the borders in the Italian Valle d'Aoste, Swiss Rhone Valley or just down the Arve Valley in to the Aravis & Evasion Ski Area. (more…)

Ski Evasion Aravis

To the west of Mont Blanc, and at the far north western end of the Alps, lies the wonderful 'Evasion' ski area featuring the brilliant ski resorts of Combloux, St. Gervais, Megeve & Les Contamines.  This area is also part of the wider Massif des Aravis and we are delighted to offer quality off piste and ski touring guiding to help our guests enjoy the superb skiing available here.    (more…)

UK Mont Blanc & Matterhorn Training Weekends

If you are keen to develop your mountaineering skills and fitness or you are heading off to the Alps in future, a great way of enhancing your enjoyment, mountain performance and summit chances is to do some UK based training before you go.  Our open group weekend courses offer quality relevant technical & physical training as part of an enjoyable & sociable weekend in the mountains... (more…)

Alpine Mountaineering

Our alpine courses are based around some of the inspirational great peaks of the European Alps....Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, Eiger, Gran Paradiso, Monte Rosa, Weissmies, Monte Rosa & Monte Viso.   For an even longer & tougher challenge you could try & climb the 3 highest peaks in the Alps, 'The Mission' or the 3 most iconic alpine peaks, Mt Blanc, The Matterhorn & The Eiger, 'Mission Impossible!'  Read on, prepare to be inspired, get training! (more…)

Ski Mountaineering

Ski Mountaineering blends the three fantastic activities of ski touring, mountaineering and off piste skiing and, in doing so, creates the ability to complete long, elegant journeys through the mountains in winter and spring. Ascending on skins is an aesthetically pleasing and physically rewarding activity and with the addition of ice axe and crampons many alpine peaks become highly attractive ski objectives. (more…)

Rock Climbing In Chamonix

The rock climbing in the Chamonix Valley is amongst the finest in the world. From the famous golden granite cracks and slabs of the Mont Blanc Massif to the lower and sunnier gneiss of the Aiguille Rouges. Not only is the Chamonix Valley referred to as the 'capital of world climbing' it is also surrounded by other superb & easily accessed areas in the nearby French Aravis, Swiss Rhone Valley and Italian Val d'Aosta. (more…)

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. Preparing for your forthcoming expedition with some specific training will improve your performance, enjoyment and chances of success on your trip. (more…)

Alpine Mountain Walking

Walking through the high alpine mountains is not only a simple pleasure it's a great way of building good mountain endurance; leg muscles and building basic movement skills.  We specialise in guiding tough mountain walks in high mountain country and even with glacier crossings or technical passages.  A magnificent way to enjoy the Alps, Aravis, Fizz mountain ranges & great training for future mountaineering expeditions. (more…)

Mountain News

1 March 2023, Ski Vallee Blanche, Val Feret Touring, Chamonix Ice Climbing

Our Ski Vallée Blanche team had a fine run down the classic route yesterday and benefited from a little new snow and some fresh tracks in places before finding an […]

27 January 2023, Anzères Ice Climbing🇨🇭& Ski Argentière Glacier 🇫🇷

The ‘Grand Beau’ and ‘Grand Froid’ conditions continue around the Mont Blanc Massif and much of the Northern Alps giving some stellar snow, very nice skiing in places and plenty […]

19 January 2023, Rapidly Improved Ski Conditions Around The Mt Blanc Massif

Despite a good snowy start to the ski season around the Mont Blanc Massif, a succession of late December and early January warm and wet storms pretty much trashed the […]

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What Our Guests Say

Awesome weekend. Thanks Rob for your fab guiding and being so responsive to the conditions to make it such a success.

Thanks team for the banter and laughter. Great fun.  Jenny

Ski Touring In Pila, Val d’Aosta

Yes thanks all for a fantastic weekend. Yesterday was an all time great. Enorme indeed.
Enjoyed skiing with you all, and Rob thanks for helping us make the most of conditions.

Chamonix Based Ski Touring Weekend In Val d’Aosta

Chamonix Based Ski Touring Weekend In Val d’Aosta

Jenny Halse & Colin Doig, Pila Ski Touring & Courmayeur Off Piste Weekend, March 23

Had a fantastic ski weekend with Rob. The weather forecast prevented plan A for tour to the monastery but Rob was great in suggesting great options for 2 days making most of weather forecast in other places…so 2 days in Italy. We had a great group with lots of laughs and got some touring, fresh ski lines and fab fresh powder tree skiing.

Rob’s excellent knowledge meant we got lots of fresh powder lines and had awesome day out enjoying the winter mountains.


Grand St. Bernard Ski Touring Weekend…Plan B!

Grand St. Bernard Ski Touring Weekend…Plan B!

Rachel Lawrence, Val d'Aosta Ski Touring & Off Piste Weekend, March 2023
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