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 Valle d'Aoste. (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

20 June 2021, Valley to Summit – Aiguille Purtscheller 3478m South Ridge

There is something really special about a pre-dawn alpine start, and a couple of hours using headtorches on what is very nearly the longest day of the year, meant that […]

13-15 June 2021, Le Tour Trient Glaciers, Excellent Early Summer Alpine Conditions

Whilst summer weather and temperatures have finally arrived in the Alps, early season snow volume on the glaciers around the Mont Blanc Massif & Northern Alps in general, remains excellent, […]

Chamonix Mountaineering

9 June 2021, Cosmiques Arête & Chamonix Mountaineering Conditions

Whilst there are plenty of climbers and skiers heading up the Aiguille du Midi, there are unsurprisingly not many tourists and the big Grepon car park felt deserted for early […]

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What Our Guests Say

Thank you for putting together a fantastic Mont Blanc training weekend in Snowdonia.  Both Andy and Steve were great. Very knowledgeable and gave us lots of good advice on the hill walk on Saturday. Andy offered a lot of useful technical advice & both were very welcoming.  We were paired with Steve for the technical roped scrambling on Sunday. He really looked after us.  He is an absolute credit to your company, so inspiring. A mountain guru!
Snowdonia Alpine Training
Mont Blanc training team beneath Tryfan for a wet but brilliant 2nd day of training.
In short, thank you for organising a fabulous, inspiring, exhausting weekend!  And Spice of Llanberis does a belting curry! 👍
All the best, Adam and Hannah.
May 2021, Mont Blanc Training Course

May 2021, Mont Blanc Training Course

Adam and Hannah, Snowdonia MB Training course
Just a quick line to say thanks for organising a great weekend. Despite the weather, Barnsley losing and coming last in the Eurovision Song Contest I thoroughly enjoyed it!!  It’s just great to be out again.  Please pass on my thanks to all our guides who did a great job in the circumstances.  Cheers, Alan
Wales Mont Blanc Training
Mont Blanc Training Course in Snowdonia
We had an excellent weekend in the hills, despite the weather trying to throw everything at us!  Your guides were excellent and I thoroughly enjoyed their company and their reassuring and knowledgable approach to guiding was confidence-inspiring.  Onwards to Mont Blanc!  Cheers, Rich
Snowdonia Mont Blanc Training Weekend

Snowdonia Mont Blanc Training Weekend

Alan Watson, Rich Harrison, May 2021
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