High Mountain Guides
High Mountain Guides is a friendly and professional Mountain Guiding company run by Rob Jarvis, International Mountain Guide (IFMGA) & Mountaineering Instructor (MIC). 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! Rob.
The South East Couloir of the Col de la Forclaz is well know to most ski tourers travelling up and down the Arve Valley on the motorway. It’s an impressively […]
The impressive series of North West Facing combs above Les Confins, La Clusaz, on the South side of Pointe Percée are at the heart of the massif des Aravis and […]
Last weekends snowfall produced some great snow conditions around the Mont Blanc Massif and there was still some lovely powder on shady aspects above 1bout 1850m at the Grands Montets […]
What Our Guests Say
I’m in the early stages of training to become a middle-aged mountain guide. Water ice climbing was a gaping hole in my skillset. I contacted Rob to help fill that hole and he structured two perfect days of active, hands-on instruction. Rob tailored our time on the ice to maximise our objectives over the two days and is a highly professional, thoughtful, diligent, and communicative guide.
He was able to balance the sometimes competing demands of moving efficiently and smoothly through a fun multi-pitch route where a dropped belay plate (me) and some ensuing rope tangles from the Italian Hitch slowed us down while carving out enough time to explain to me the “industrial” (to use Rob’s great descriptor) nuances of water ice climbing. Highly recommend High Mountain Guides whether you’re out for recreation, professional training, or somewhere in between! Michael.
Chamonix Ice Climbing Guiding & TrainingMichael Henson, Jan 2021
Thank you for a great weekend and the pictures, Really magical! An amazing introduction weekend to mountaineering!
It gave me a great insight to what mountaineering entails; hiking/climbing up peaks while challenging yourself physically and mentally to reach the summit and have a breath taking view and realizing how much more there is to explore. Would love to go again…Sophie