Chamonix Mountaineering & 4000m Peak AscentPaul Tucker, Alpine mountaineering training & private guiding, July 2021
I’ve done two trips guided by Rob this year and both experiences have been excellent. The first time I took my son and brother in law to climb the Gran Paradiso, unfortunately due to Covid restrictions this wasn’t possible but Rob gave us a fantastic alternative at short notice and we achieved all of our objectives. My son (16) struggled at times but Rob was really encouraging and patient with him which enabled him to gain a huge amount of confidence and a big sense of achievement. The plan was pitched at exactly the right level.
Chamonix Matterhorn Training CourseFred Soderstrom, Chamonix Mountaineering Day Trips, June 2021
Terrific climbing with Rob and Tom. I let High Mountain Guides choose the 3 day-climbs and we went for traverse of Aiguille de l’index and Aiguilles Crochues and final day for traverse of Aiguilles Marbrees ( back in time for the best cappuccino at Torino Refuge )They encouraged me but also told me how I could improve and were also realistic when aiming for further goals.
Highly-recommended-MountainGuides !😁 Fred
Mont Blanc Training Weekend, Scottish HighlandsMark Cherry, Fort William Mont Blanc Preparation Course, June 2021
Great weekend – exceptionally well organised. Mike was great; his instructions were clear and concise, he was extremely patient and instilled great confidence. A credit to guides everywhere!!! All in all a great weekend in a great location – looking forward to the Mont Blanc trip even more now.
Cabane de Moiry Alpine Hut TripIsabelle & Gordon, June 2021 Intro Alpine Mountaineering
Each of these outings/ clambers are to sites and places that are truly beautiful, and to which we would never otherwise go! Without your calm and careful reading of the snow and weather, neither Isabelle nor I would feel comfortable stepping out of our comfort zone so high from sea level…
Aiguille Purtscheller, Valley to Summit, June 2021Bram Hueben, Rapid ascent of South Ridge of Purtscheller from Le Tour
It was epic! Today was amazing, beefy day, high alpine exposure, some tough climbing to challenge me, perfect day…
😊 Thanks Rob!
Cosmiques Arête Ascent, Chamonix, June 2021Scott & James, Aiguille du Midi Mountaineering
Thanks for another great day out Rob!
Thanks v much for the photos and videos both. Another great day in the mountains.
I enjoyed it very much.
Scott & James
Chamonix Intro Alpine Mountaineering, June 2021Paul, Sydney & Corrado, Albert Premier & Trient Hut Expedition
Thanks once again for a great trip Rob, hopefully we will see you again in the not too distant future! 🙂
+ 👍🏻great photos, many thanks 😊
May 2021, Mont Blanc Training CourseAdam and Hannah, Snowdonia MB Training course
Snowdonia Mont Blanc Training WeekendAlan Watson, Rich Harrison, May 2021
Matterhorn Training Course, Scottish HighlandsChris Cura, Fort William, May 2021
I had a fantastically enjoyable and physically challenging weekend and Jonathon was both a very good teacher and great company. Thanks to you at High Mountain Guides for organising this bespoke weekend of Matterhorn training.
Jonathon’s coaching is great, his experience telling and his directions were very clear and easy to comprehend. The routes he chose were not obvious and it was great to get some exposure and altitude without crowds. I would recommend 1:1 guiding to anyone who can afford it as you pick up so much more than when in a group and move so much faster.
Kind regards, Chris
Lake District Matterhorn Preparation WeekendMichael von Geldern,April 2021
Matterhorn Training Course, KeswickAndy Clark, April 2021
Thanks again for organising a superb weekend! Big Boot climbing in excellent conditions on some classic lakeland routes with Dave K . Good company, good climbing, excellent weather!
All you need to do now is sort out the pandemic and we can all get across to the Alps in the summer!”
Snowdonia Mont Blanc Training, April 2021Roland McKay
The Mont Blanc preparation course in Snowdonia, and my guide Andy, was phenomenal.
Well thought out, challenging, and exhilarating.
Many thanks and I look forward to other courses in the future…
Chamonix Ice Climbing Guiding & TrainingMichael Henson, Jan 2021
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.
Zermatt & Saas Fee 4000m Peaks WeekendSophie Hane-Weijman, Breithorn, Allalinhorn & Alpine Mountaineering Intro, Oct 20
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
Monte Viso & Italian Alpine RockPeter Norris, Private guiding for alpine rock climbing & mountaineering, Sept 2020
I enjoyed the week very much and it was great fun to climb with Tim. It took me back to my original start in rock climbing, which was climbing outcrops in the peak district. Yes, the weather was disappointing, but Tim managed to find somewhere for us to climb everyday.
So please convey my thanks to Tim for a great week’s climbing notwithstanding all the challenges of Covid and the weather. He was a great companion and I felt in safe hands. I look forward to being back climbing in Chamonix next year and having a go at the Mer de Glace face of the Grepon”. Peter.
Mont Blanc Training Weekend, Wales Oct 2020Jason Wilkinson & Daniel Youds, Snowdonia Mt Blanc Training Weekend
North Wales Matterhorn Training WeekendTim Robinson, Snowdonia Matterhorn training course, Oct 2020
The Matterhorn training weekend was amazing. Big Tim got the measure of us and was able to take us to unimagined heights and levels – full marks to Tim. What a legend he is. Outstanding instructor. Massive experience and knowledge. Excellent advice and guidance. Knowing how to instill confidence and when / how to commit – all within the safety envelope. I felt totally confident as his pupil.
A brilliant course. Many wonderful moments and memories – thrills and excitements – plus great satisfaction and achievement. I would love to climb the Matterhorn – all I need to do is persuade Mrs Robinson!!
Scottish Highlands Matterhorn Training WeekendOeyvind & Chris, Fort William Matterhorn Training Course, Sept 2020
We had a fantastic weekend in the Scottish Highlands 🏴 chiefly due to the friendliness and mountaineering competence of Hannah (and a little due to the clear blue skies). We felt safe at all times and were encouraged to push our limits.
Thanks from me too Hannah. I learned a lot and gained great experience and had 2 wonderful days. I will make sure that I work on my weaknesses. Oeyvind & Chris.
Zermatt 4000ers & Dufourspitze, Sept 2020Phil Horton & Nick Ash, Zermatt Private Guiding
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….