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 & 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…)

Mountain Walking & Physical Training

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

17 January 2022, Repentance Super, Ice Climbing In Cogne

In Cogne the sun has been shining and the ice has been building.  Whilst there is little snow left on the sunny slopes there is plenty of ice, and it’s […]

13 January 2022, Grand St Bernard Snow Shoe Expedition

1000 years experience of hospitality from the monks at the Monastery ot the Grand St. Bernard pass…and it shows!  Thanks to the team for their welcome, hospitality and providing such […]

11 January 2022, Excellent Skiing Conditions In Mont Blanc & Aravis Massifs

The fresh snow at the weekend was significant enough to take the avalanche category back up to ‘High’, 4/5 and there was lots of wind transportation of snow in the […]

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What Our Guests Say

An early autumn ascent of Mont Blanc was a special experience that I will cherish for a long while to come.  Climbing above the cloud line with Mont Blanc largely to ourselves was superb. The views across the Chamonix valley and of nearby Aiguille de Bionnassay were utterly arresting. Rob and Gav are true professionals and unbelievably fit – I would not wish to be climbing in the high Alps without guides of such calibre. I was particularly impressed with how Rob had the ability (at over 4000 metres) to recite fascinating stories of his climbing experiences without any heavy breathing whatsoever!
The snowy summer ‘path’ approach to Tête Rousse from Nid d’Aigle.
There was a true expedition feel to the climb given the low October temperatures, lack of other climbers, and use of Winter rooms in the Tete Rousse and Goûter huts. Climbing the Grand Couloir and ridges above the Vallot Hut were particular highlights, and Gav took some stunning photos along the way. We did not encounter any other climbers in the 1000 metres between the Goûter hut and the summit – a real treat. The experience has whetted my appetite for further climbing on the Alpine 4000m peaks and further afield. It was utterly fantastic.
Autumn Mont Blanc Ascent

Autumn Mont Blanc Ascent

Charlie Fisher, Mont Blanc, October 2021

Thanks for an amazing few days. You pushed me to achieve things I didn’t think I was capable of and taught me patiently. I have learnt loads and enjoyed myself enormously. Today fully type 1 fun. Escarra definitely a bit of 1 a lot of 2 and a tiny bit of 3!

But overall the best day in the hills I’ve ever had.

Simon topping out on the North Face of the Aiguille du Chardonnet, November 2021
Autumn Alpine Mountaineering Trip, Nov 22

Autumn Alpine Mountaineering Trip, Nov 22

Simon Everett, Chamonix North Face Private Guiding
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