Mont Blanc Training Weekend 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 April 2022

Mont Blanc Training Weekend 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 April 2022

Sokratis Papafloratos, Mont Blanc training weekend in Fort William

Just landed back in London. Amazing weekend – learned tons and had a lot of fun.

Thanks!
Sokratis 
Spring Ski Summits Course 2022

Spring Ski Summits Course 2022

Darryl Sergison, Ski Mountaineering in Chamonix & Bernese Oberland

Yesterday was absolutely awesome and made a great final day to my first full winter season.

Skiing the Glacier Leschaux after a traverse of the brilliant Breche Puiseux, Chamonix

Kev has done a great job this last week, especially given the tricky snowpack and dodgy weather. I had an awesome time and skied some fantastic snow in incredible locations (we also managed to find some awful snow but that’s all part of spring ski touring!

Cheers, Darryl

West Highlands Mont Blanc Training Weekend

West Highlands Mont Blanc Training Weekend

James Andrews, Fort William Mt Blanc Training Course

Just to say thanks for organising a great trip. The team really enjoyed it and Hannah did a great job of encouraging the team who felt they were able to find their limit in a well-supported and safe way.


The team is mulling over a potential trip to Mt Blanc having been pushed hard on this one and I’ll let you know where they end up.

Speak soon.  Jim

Climb Cosmiques Arete, Chamonix

Climb Cosmiques Arete, Chamonix

Sean & Karen Scott, Chamonix Private Guiding, May 2022

Many thanks for another fantastic trip, great to meet Will, Karen enjoyed immensely.

The eagles nest top out at the summit of the Cosmiques Arete in the Midi station, Chamonix.

Back again soon, Kind Regards

Sean

Cairngorms 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Matterhorn Training Weekend 26-27 Mar 2022

Cairngorms 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Matterhorn Training Weekend 26-27 Mar 2022

Chris Cura, Matterhorn Preparation & Mountaineering

Two great bespoke mountain days in the Cairngorms with the experienced and knowledgeable Jonathan Preston: the Twin Ribs onto Fiaicall Ridge with a long snow descent, and a trip up the icy Goat path and an ascent of Afterthought Arete.

Chris enjoying the superb spring snow conditions and weather in the Northern Cairngorms on a Matterhorn preparation weekend.

Increased my confidence in crampons greatly and brought me closer to the skill and fitness I will need for the Matterhorn itself. I strongly recommend High Mountain Guides!

Chamonix Off Piste & Touring Skills

Chamonix Off Piste & Touring Skills

Lorne, Jonathan & Jen, March 2022 Classic Course
We had an awesome week thanks, thoroughly enjoyed it. Great combination between the two elements.  I was really pleased I did the intro course, it has given me lots more confidence.  Jen
Jen & Jonathan enjoying a ski tour on the Tête de Balme, Le Tour on our March classic course.

We had a great week. Really enjoyed the challenge and the adventure.  We’re certainly interested in progressing…Lorne & Jonathan

Scottish Highlands Alpine Mountaineering Week

Scottish Highlands Alpine Mountaineering Week

Tony & Maija, Fort William Mountaineering Week, Feb 2022

We had a great time in Scotland, more or less good weather and Dave was great guide, we had a wonderful time and I would highly recommend him.

Alpine Mountaineering Training course, Scottish Highlands

Best, Tony

Aravis Ski Touring Day, March 2022

Aravis Ski Touring Day, March 2022

Stephen and team Chamonix

Cheers Rob.  A great day out.

What an adventure we had…tremendous route and views.
Ski touring on the Point Mandallaz, Aravis
Thanks, Stephen.
Chamonix Intro Ice & Winter Climbing, Feb 2022

Chamonix Intro Ice & Winter Climbing, Feb 2022

Arran Grisley, Intro ice climbing and winter mountaineering
An amazing 3 days with Kevin. Ending with a wonderful coffee in 🇮🇹 and my first Alpine summit.
Winter mountaineering on the Aiguilles Marbrees, accessed from Skyway Monte Bianco, a short drive through the Mont Blanc Tunnel from Chamonix.
I would also like to look at doing some climbing with Kevin if possible ahead of the Mont Blanc ascent to help acclimatise.
Best wishes, Arran
Val Feret & Bonatti Ski Touring Weekend 🇮🇹 Feb 2022

Val Feret & Bonatti Ski Touring Weekend 🇮🇹 Feb 2022

Rachel Sudweeks, Chamonix intro ski touring weekend
It was an amazing weekend!  
Amazing weekend, in an amazing place, ski touring in the Val Feret with base camp at Rifugio Bonatti
I thought Kev was a great guide – helpful tips for the off piste skiing and feedback on technique.  Encouraging and supporting throughout.  Thanks, Rachel
Feb 2022 Aviemore Mt Blanc Training Weekend

Feb 2022 Aviemore Mt Blanc Training Weekend

Paul Bratt & Simon Conroy, Winter Mont Blanc Training In The Cairngorms

I just got home and enjoyed every minute ! Lots of skills learned, and most definitely large quantities of winter !! Michael and I teamed with JP who was excellent. As well as the technical skills I learned how crucial it is to have the right kit to suit onesself.  Looking forward to doing some more ! Paul

Training for Mont Blanc in the Scottish Winter Highlands

I just want to thank you for the training weekend in Aviemore.  It was much better than I had hoped for. Dave was excellent – he pushed us hard and offered a wide range of challenges to prepare us for our trip the Alps this summer. We both learned a lot and feel much better prepared for future days on the mountains.  Simon.

Cairngorms Mid Winter Mont Blanc Training Weekend

Cairngorms Mid Winter Mont Blanc Training Weekend

Michael, Aviemore Mont Blanc Training Weekend, Feb 2022

Having just completed the February Mont Blanc training weekend in Aviemore I wanted to say thank you to HMG for organising a really enjoyable and informative course.  The weather was wintery but the flexibility of the guides to accommodate the weather and still put us through our paces meant we got a lot done.  Rob answered several kit questions before the course and that stood me in great stead.

Training for Mont Blanc – in mid winter in the Northern Cairngorms

If you are thinking about whether to go on the course, I can say that it is a great opportunity to benchmark your kit and fitness, the safety and movement skills learned give confidence and the amount of practical information about actually climbing Mont Blanc that comes from general discussions with others and the guide is invaluable.  Definitely recommended. 

Jan 2022, Grand St. Bernard Snow Shoe Expedition

Jan 2022, Grand St. Bernard Snow Shoe Expedition

Sarah & Jon, Monastery at Grand St. Bernard Private Guiding Expedition

Thank you so much to Rob for an amazing snow shoeing expedition to the Grand St. Bernard Monastery, Col de Barasson, Mont Fourchon and the surrounding area. Rob’s excellent communication, knowledge of the mountains and help with kit and preparation made planning the trip really easy. On the expedition itself, Rob was fantastic company – friendly, professional and good humoured with a brilliant outlook on the mountains and the environment.

The remarkable Hospice and numerous other building at Grand St. Bernard, last few steps on the Italian side approach

His expertise was also hugely impressive and he struck the perfect balance between challenging us with the itinerary while also building in avalanche and route-finding training. The trip was undoubtedly one of our mountaineering highlights and we feel more inspired now than ever before to build on our skills and spend as much time as we can in the mountains!

Ski Mountaineering Les Contamines

Ski Mountaineering Les Contamines

Isabella, Jan 2022, Couloir Climbing & Ski Mo Guiding

It was a fabulous day, really appreciate all your planning and this unique (well, at this stage for me!) adventure!

Isabella.

Autumn Mont Blanc Ascent

Autumn Mont Blanc Ascent

Charlie Fisher, Mont Blanc, October 2021
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 Alpine Mountaineering Trip, Nov 22

Autumn Alpine Mountaineering Trip, Nov 22

Simon Everett, Chamonix North Face Private Guiding

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
Mt Blanc Training Weekend & Climb Gran Paradiso

Mt Blanc Training Weekend & Climb Gran Paradiso

Jen Kingwill and David Lowry Sept 2021
I wanted to say thank you very much for the courses last week. I had a great time, learned a lot and will definitely be back for more.  The guides, especially Jim and Kenny were great!   Jen.
Our September Climb Gran Paradiso Team make there way to the summit…

Great trip. Kenny was an excellent guide in every aspect: professional, knowledgeable, and a very warm , affable person. An asset to you.  David.

Mont Blanc Training Weekend…& Then Mt Blanc!

Mont Blanc Training Weekend…& Then Mt Blanc!

Adam Tew, Private Guiding for Mt Blanc Training in Snowdonia - then Mt Blanc autumn course

Battered, bruised, sodden, scared….

Absolutely loved it!

Climbing Grooved Arete on the East Face of Tryfan, Photo Steve Long

Roll on Mont Blanc!

That was from Adam’s training weekend in Snowdonia…and this from his autumn Climb Mont Blanc course in Chamonix:

Great write up Rob. Positive people, good vibes, loved it.

Chamonix Mountaineering & 4000m Peak Ascent

Chamonix Mountaineering & 4000m Peak Ascent

Paul 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.

Dawn on the ascent of Castor from Rifugio Quintino Sella
The second time Rob planned a trip with a couple of days notice and all the objectives were met. This time climbing Castore at 4228m. A fantastic experience in great company. I’ve been guided before in but what I really enjoyed the most about Rob was the time taken to explain safety procedures and indeed the reasons behind all aspects of mountaineering. We learnt a lot and you don’t always get this!  Not only did I have a great time but I now have a plan for future climbs to progress on my mountaineering journey…
Chamonix Matterhorn Training Course

Chamonix Matterhorn Training Course

Fred 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.

On the brilliant cracked wall pitch of the classic SE Ridge of L’Index…in nice sunny dry conditions…for now! 

Highly-recommended-MountainGuides !😁 Fred