What Our Guests Say
Cairngorms 🏴 Matterhorn Training Weekend 26-27 Mar 2022Chris 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.
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 SkillsLorne, Jonathan & Jen, March 2022 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 WeekTony & 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.
Aravis Ski Touring Day, March 2022Stephen and team Chamonix
Cheers Rob. A great day out.
Chamonix Intro Ice & Winter Climbing, Feb 2022Arran Grisley, Intro ice climbing and winter mountaineering
Val Feret & Bonatti Ski Touring Weekend 🇮🇹 Feb 2022Rachel Sudweeks, Chamonix intro ski touring weekend
Feb 2022 Aviemore Mt Blanc Training WeekendPaul 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
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 WeekendMichael, 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.
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 ExpeditionSarah & 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.
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 ContaminesIsabella, 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!
Autumn Mont Blanc AscentCharlie Fisher, Mont Blanc, October 2021
Autumn Alpine Mountaineering Trip, Nov 22Simon 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.
Mt Blanc Training Weekend & Climb Gran ParadisoJen Kingwill and David Lowry Sept 2021
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!Adam Tew, Private Guiding for Mt Blanc Training in Snowdonia - then Mt Blanc autumn course
Battered, bruised, sodden, scared….
Absolutely loved it!
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 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