What Our Guests Say
Ski Touring From Grand St Bernard MonasteryNora Anderson, Chamonix Private Ski Touring Guiding - Hut Trip, April 2023
What a fantastic 2-days of touring & skiing w Gareth:
He was such a patient & positive guide – I had such a great time! Our second day: touring + Verbier! Amazing ⭐️ The monastery was spectacular, so special.
Thank you so much for organizing! Nora
Ski Mountaineering In The Bernese OberlandSimon Everett, Ski 4000m Peaks, May 2023
Thanks again Rob. Been an awesome time. I always trust your chosen options as safe yet inspiring. You ticked that box yet again. All the best to you for the summer.
Great skimo, great pics and great company!!
Ski Gran Paradiso April 2023Rowan Gundry, 3 day ski Gran Paradiso group course
I wanted to drop you a line to say thank you for your impeccable organisation. We’ve had a brilliant 3 days with Dave and a very special summit day yesterday which was as exhilarating as this beautiful peak should be. Dave was unfailingly brilliant.
Thank you so much. I’m sure I’ll be in touch in the future for more adventures!
Matterhorn Training & Climbing In The Lake DistrictChris Cura, Corvus & Sheperds Crag, Borrowdale
Just returned from an immensely beneficial weekend’s rock climbing in the Lake District arranged by High Mountain Guides, with highly experienced guide Robin Beadle. Starting with a soaking ascent of Corvus on Raven Crag on Saturday; we completed Brown slabs in a single pitch, and Little Chamonix, both at Shepherds’ Crag on Sunday.
This has increased my skill and confidence immeasurably and now I’ve climbed a V Diff for the first time! I’m sure this has moved me closer to my goal of the Matterhorn. Chris
Vallée Blanche Ski Touring Open Day, April 2023Anita & David Phillips, Group Touring Day in the Vallee Blanche
A brilliant day out on the Italian side of the Vallée Blanche combining a ski tour with a technical descent.
Rob was safe, knowledgeable and fun.
He pitched the day perfectly for the group’s capabilities.
Thanks for a great day Rob, we absolutely loved it. Anita & David
Chamonix Rock Climbing Intro April 2023Chiara & Adam Sutton, Private Guiding Chamonix Rock Climbing
My wife & I just finished 2 amazing days of rock climbing training in Chamonix. Our objective was to become safe & proficient at the basics to be able to go out with our kids & enjoy a days climbing in the mountains safely. Given the stakes involved we decided to get some proper instruction, and Rob delivered in the best possible way. There was great communication leading up to the dates. Rob really made sure he knew what we were trying to achieve, tailoring the training perfectly. He answered all our questions, advised on kit & watched the weather until the last minute! First day we woke up to snow in Chamonix. Rob’s great knowledge of the valley meant that wasn’t a problem as he knew of an overhanging face where we started our training under the protection of the rock, warm & dry. We were both novices with a few indoor climbs and knot-tying YouTube videos under our belts, and Rob pitched things just right. We were soon climbing together, building confidence and skills on 3s and 4s. Rob’s lovely style of teaching was to give us a bit of rope (pun intended), but always be there to safeguard, encourage, challenge our decisions and reinforce key messages, mixing the practical techniques of climbing with the rope theory in just the right proportions.
The second day was a perfect blue sky day at the incredible Les Gaillands crag. Sunny warm rock, the unmatched back drop of the Mont Blanc range and even an impressively horned Ibex balancing expertly on the rock nearby. Rob started where we left off, helping us consolidate our skills with some lead climbing and top-roping. Then we moved on to some brilliant multi-pitch climbs and long abseils, learning new skills and techniques all the time, but above all, having lots of fun. We tried & failed proudly on an overhang (6a I like to think), learned how to use a GriGri, rested tired feet while Rob taught us about anchors & slings, before finishing with a long climb to reinforce everything we had learned. After two full days on the rock we were mentally and physically exhausted, but feeling elated and fully prepared to go it alone. Thanks Rob for two wonderful and unforgettable days climbing. It was a joy to be coached by you. Adam and Chiara
Chamonix Based Ski Touring Weekend In Val d’AostaJenny Halse & Colin Doig, Pila Ski Touring & Courmayeur Off Piste Weekend, March 23
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
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.
Grand St. Bernard Ski Touring Weekend…Plan B!Rachel Lawrence, Val d'Aosta Ski Touring & Off Piste Weekend, March 2023
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.
Ski Vallee Blanche DescentJesse & Kirk, Vallee Blanche guiding, Mid March 2023
We definitely were challenged. Thank you for setting us up with John. His professionalism, instruction and encouragement enabled us to experience the Vallee Blanche from the Midi descent.
Ski run of a lifetime for us.
Jesse & Kirk
Chamonix Ski Touring Weekend, March 2023Grand St Bernard Monastery - Evasion Ski Touring Weekend (Plan B)
Thank you Rob for a great weekend, organising in difficult conditions and passing on your insights. Duncan
Yes thanks again Rob, great instruction, great ski weekend. Nice to meet you all! Stay dry out there! Chris
A great weekend.Thanks Rob for everything In challenging conditions and really enjoyed skiing with you guys. Julian
Ski Vallée Blanche – Guided Group DayLaura Smith, Feb 2023
Val Feret – Rifugio Bonatti Ski Touring WeekendJames Shawdon, Feb 2023, Intro+ Ski Touring Course
Chamonix Off Piste & Touring SkillsColin Doig, Jan 2023 Progression Course
Chamonix Intro Ski Touring Weekend Jan 2023Simon Tempest, Intro Ski Touring In Chamonix & Megeve
Chamonix Winter Mountaineering Intro & Glacier Snow Shoe JourneyBen & Emily, New York, December 2022
We had such a lovely time mountaineering with Rob off the Skyway Monte Bianco. Rob is an amazing guide in all respects— knowledgeable, fun to be with, and a great teacher. Couldn’t recommend him enough
We both had a such a great day and appreciate the photos!
Ben & Emily
Autumn Monte Rosa AscentEren & Alex, Mountaineering Training & Monte Rosa Ascent, Oct 2022
Autumn Mont Blanc Course – Oct 2022Matt Saunders, Climb Monte Rosa & Mont Blanc courses
Given today is now our rest day, I’d just thought I’d take a moment to say thank you. I have had a brilliant week. I think we had some tricky conditions to deal with but for me, this just added to the experience. I was of course disappointed not to summit but given the conditions, Gav absolutely made the right decision. Further to that, please pass on my thanks and forward him this email, he was exceptional. I learnt so much from him and always felt very safe.
I will certainly come back and probably arrange some private guiding to tailor the days to suit me and the conditions at that time.
Thanks again and I hope to be in touch soon to arrange my next trip with you (and Gav). I just need to broach it carefully with my wife first!
Best wishes to you both,
Sept 2022, Moiry Hut & Mountaineering TrainingSimon Withey, Chamonix & Swiss Alpine Mountaineering, Training & Guiding
Hi Rob, yes really good few days thanks, especially considering I couldn’t walk very well 6 weeks ago! Thanks to you and Hamish for rearranging the dates at short notice. Hamish was really good.