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.

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 efficiency 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 great peaks of the High Alps....Mont Blanc, The Gran Paradiso, Monte Rosa, Weissmies, Matterhorn, Eiger or, 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, and prepare to be inspired.... (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 Italy & Switzerland. (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 high & great training for expeditions. (more…)

Mountain News

15 September 2020, The Matterhorn, by bike…

Ok, If we said we climbed the Matterhorn by bike, it would be something of an exaggeration!…I don’t think even Scott could carry one of those outrageously heavy e. mountain […]

10 September 2020, Lagginhorn & Weissmies Traverses + Monte Rosa & Gran Paradiso Conditions

After the big early taste of autumn there has been a return to late summer conditions in the Alps and lots of teams have been out enjoying some high alpine […]

6 September 2020, Matterhorn, Lagginhorn, Aiguille du Tour – Early Sept Alpine Conditions

This weekend in stark contrast to the last one was characterised by Grand Beau temps – lovely sunny late summer weather yes, but still with some remaining snow from the […]

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What Our Guests Say

Thanks for a brilliant trip it was challenging, great weather the best trip we have ever done, pass our thanks to Dave.

It was an exhilarating week which was both challenging and very enjoyable. I’m glad we made the effort….

Nick & Phil on the long glacier journey to reach the mixed summit ridge on Dufourspitze. A magnificent skyline all round as dawn rises above Zermatt
The course balance worked well both in terms of acclimatisation and building technical difficulty. Huts were great – loved the Monte Rosa but also the relative isolation of the Ayas hut. No significant negatives for me – other than I need to get fitter for next time!  Dave was also excellent (I learnt a lot) and good company, so it was great fun as well.  Phil & Nick
Zermatt 4000ers & Dufourspitze, Sept 2020

Zermatt 4000ers & Dufourspitze, Sept 2020

Phil Horton & Nick Ash, Zermatt Private Guiding

Thanks for the solid day! Good stuff, first outdoor lead, first multipitch and checked the guidebook. The second pitch on the last climb was a 6a. So pretty happy with that one 😁

Bram enjoying the brilliant climbing and position of l’Arete at Grand Gaillands, Chamonix

Solid knowledge 😂 & thanks for the photos. Bram

Chamonix Rock Climbing Info here.

Chamonix Rock Climbing Training Day, Sept 2020

Chamonix Rock Climbing Training Day, Sept 2020

Bram Houben, rock climbing - rope work and training day at Les Gaillands
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