Feb 2020, Intro Ski Touring Weekend – Val Feret

Feb 2020, Intro Ski Touring Weekend – Val Feret

Louise Yates Rock, Greg Bridger, Amy Jordan & James Carr, Chamonix Ski Touring Weekend & Rifugio Bonatti Hut Trip

Thank you for wonderful introduction to the world of ski touring. It was a pleasure to meet all of you 🏔⛷🇮🇹👍🏽 Greg

Chamonix Ski Touring Weekend
Intro Ski Touring Team on top of the Col Malatra, Val Feret

Hi Rob, thanks for the photos, link and your guiding. Another great weekend in the mountains. Big thumbs up for the Bonatti hut! – Was nice to explore the other side of MB.  James

Thanks all for a fab weekend!  Louise.

Amy, Thanks Rob – it was great!!  Amy

Chamonix Ski Mountaineering Guided Day

Chamonix Ski Mountaineering Guided Day

Dave Cramer, Col de Beaugeant, Chamonix Feb 2020
I could not have been more pleased with the tour and with Kev. It was perfect for me—a true introduction to ski mountaineering, with kick turns and ropework. I felt like I learned a lot without ever being in over my head. I’ve hiked a bit in the Aiguilles Rouges, and I love the complex terrain and ever-changing dramatic scenery. There’s nothing like skinning for a while, remembering to look over your shoulder, and be staring right at the North Face of the Grand Jorasses.
Col de Beageant Ski Tour, Aiguilles Rouges, Chamonix, Photo Kev Avery
Kev was not only good company, but I was quite impressed with his guiding skills. I very much appreciated his thoughtful approach to risk management. Halfway down the descent, we switched to axes and crampons for a bit to cross a significant patch of ice, which other skiers had fallen on. I also liked how he always kept me informed about where we were headed, what to expect, etc. Good communication really helps make for an enjoyable day. Many thanks to you both for a great experience. I’ll be back!  Dave.
Evasion Off Piste & Aravis Ski Touring Course

Evasion Off Piste & Aravis Ski Touring Course

Mike Booth, Combloux off piste & avalanche training & Aravis ski touring, Feb 2020

For me this course was a perfect balance between improving my technical knowledge and refreshing key safety messages combined with covering some great terrain and stunning scenery at a steady pace and I can recommend this course to anyone looking to progress their skills and cover new terrain.  Mike

Ski Evasion Aravis 5 Day Course Feb 2020

Ski Evasion Aravis 5 Day Course Feb 2020

Pete Cavanagh, Aravis Ski Touring & Evasion Off Piste

Hi Rob, Just wanted to say a big thank you to yourself and Jonny for a great Ski Evasion Aravis week. The course was exactly what I was hoping it would be – some refreshing of knowledge and techniques combined with some wonderful ski tours– all delivered with a highly professional and friendly approach. I would thoroughly recommend the course and the Aravis region to others.  Pete. 

Aravis Ski Tour
Ski touring high on the Croise Baulet with Mont Blanc beyond
Chamonix Off Piste & Mountain Skills Course

Chamonix Off Piste & Mountain Skills Course

Ruth Adamson, Cham Off Piste & Ski Touring Jan 2020
Just to say big thank you for a fantastic week – the days flew by far too quickly! I enjoyed every part of the week thanks to you both.  It was a really good mix of ski coaching and mountain skills and I can’t think of anything that you should change.  My skiing has definitely improved as well as my confidence, both in my skiing and starting to understand more about how do it safely.
Ski Vallee Blanche Team
It has certainly given me a taste for ski touring and the potential for lots of adventures.  I very much hope to ski with you again sometime soon.  Best wishes, Ruth
Jan 2020 Cham Off Piste & Mountain Skills

Jan 2020 Cham Off Piste & Mountain Skills

Mark Allison, Chamonix Off Piste Coaching, Ski Touring & Mountain Training
Thanks Rob. It was a really great week.  I don’t have any comments to make re. improvements because I thought the course was a perfect blend of instruction and activity whilst taking into account, where possible, our needs and wants and I don’t think you need to change it in any way.
Ski Touring in the Combe Maudit in the upper Vallee Blanche
I’ll certainly check out future course dates and am looking forward to coming back sooner or later but not later than next year (which sounds too long).  Best wishes, Mark
Evasion Aravis Ski Touring Weekend, Jan 2020

Evasion Aravis Ski Touring Weekend, Jan 2020

James, Isabella & Scott, Megeve & Les Contamines Ski Touring Guiding

Great to ski with you again Rob. Thanks for a gret weekend, as always.  James

Thanks to all 3 of you for a fantastic weekend!  Isabella 

Les Contamines Ski Touring
James enjoying the powder on our Contamines Ski Touring Weekend

Thanks for a fun weekend everyone. Scott

Jan 2020 Chamonix Intro Ski Touring Weekend

Jan 2020 Chamonix Intro Ski Touring Weekend

Orla, Arul & Roberta

Thanks Rob for a cracking ski weekend! Lots of learning and fun. Arul

Hi Rob!! Thank you for the weekend!
I learned so much and had a lot of fun! I am really looking forward for the weekend in March!  Roberta

Ski Chamonix Off Piste
Ski touring on the Swiss side of the Col de Balme

Hi everyone, thanks for the great company and photos. I had a great time!  Orla

Chamonix Ice & Mixed Climbing, Jan 2020

Chamonix Ice & Mixed Climbing, Jan 2020

Martha & Vincent Tin, Hong Kong, Chamonix Private Guiding
We had a wonderful time climbing with Kevin! It was the best introduction we could’ve possibly had to winter climbing– and definitely a new and worthwhile experience for both of us. We have indeed received the photos from Kevin- great photos!
Mixed climbing Chamonix
Martha enjoying the ice & mixed combination on Pt Lachenal’s ‘Pellisier Gully’, Chamonix. Photo Kev Avery
Anyways, thanks again for helping us organise a fantastic few days of Chamonix climbing! And hopefully, we’ll be in contact again in the future for more!
Ski Vallée Blanche & Grands Montets Guiding

Ski Vallée Blanche & Grands Montets Guiding

Matt & Tanner, Jan 2020, Chamonix ski guiding
Skiing with Kenny was a highlight of our time in Chamonix. After spending a full day discovering off piste areas around Grand Montets, we were thrilled to spend the last day of our trip with an early season descent of the Vallee Blanche. Kenny’s expertise and good spirit were invaluable throughout our time together, ensuring we enjoyed ourselves while staying safe. Only high marks for Kenny and the team at High Mountain Guides!
Ski Grands Montets
Team Philadelphia enjoying the sun at Grands Montets
Hope to see you next time. Matt
Off Piste Guiding At Les Grands Montets, Chamonix

Off Piste Guiding At Les Grands Montets, Chamonix

Kitty & Max Whitney, Private Guiding For Chamonix Off Piste Skiing

Rob and Kenny
We had a great time.
Max told us what he learned today. We are so grateful for Kenny sharing his knowledge.

Enjoying the chalky firm pack at the Grands Montets off piste skiing. 

We appreciate you guys!!!
Kitty

Denali Expedition Training, Chamonix November 2019

Denali Expedition Training, Chamonix November 2019

Tanya & John, Chamonix Autumn Mountaineering Training & Guiding

Hi rob thanks for the last few days we have learnt so much and you have been an awesome guide.

Snowy Couloir Climbing Above Le Tour At The Eastern End Of The Chamonix Valley

Thanks for your help and support it’s been great and you made our trip exceptional with the weather conditions.
We learnt so much.

Tanya & John. 

Chamonix Mountaineering, October 2019

Chamonix Mountaineering, October 2019

Rami Bibi, Private guiding & training weekend in Chamonix

Rob has been instrumental in getting me into mountaineering. First through the courses organized in Wales, and then through his organization in the Alps. We recently did a weekend together in Chamonix and it was as good as it gets. He is experienced, energetic and a fantastic mentor. Don’t think you will find better.

Chamonix Mountaineering Guide
Rami on the superb exposed granite ridge section leading in to the crux of the Aiguilles d’Entreves

Speak soon, Rami Bibi

Cosmiques Arete Ascent Oct 2019

Cosmiques Arete Ascent Oct 2019

Tom & Olga, Autumn Mountaineering In Chamonix

“Me and my wife had the pleasure to do the classic Arête des Cosmiques on Oct 17th with Rob. From the first touchpoint via email and through the entire planning and the tour itself, Rob was as professional, friendly, patient and supportive as you would expect from a great guide. Next time on tour around Chamonix, there‘s no doubt about which guide we‘ll contact.

Chamonix Mountaineering Guide
Early autumn conditions arrive on the Cosmiques Arete with the Aiguille du Gouter and Aravis beyond.

Thanks Rob for that great day up there! And also for the nice pictures!” Regards, Tom & Olga

Mont Blanc Training Weekend, Snowdonia Oct 2019

Mont Blanc Training Weekend, Snowdonia Oct 2019

Zsuzsa & Ingrid, Snowdonia Mont Blanc Preparation Course
The weekend went well, it could have only been better had it not rained all day on Sunday 🙂 Matt & Ian were fantastic, very knowledgeable, professional, experienced & just the most patient and nicest guides one can get. I even started to enjoy the grade 2 scrambling 🙂
Training for Mont Blanc
Scrambling on the North Ridge of Tryfan. A wonderful journey and great Mont Blanc training. Photo Matt Dickinson
Your communication to us whilst booking this weekend, your enthusiasm and the guide’s professionalism made this weekend fun, enjoyable and very useful for a possible future Mt. Blanc climb.  So thank you very much, Rob, and hopefully see you on  one of the other courses in the next year, Zsuzsa
Matterhorn Training Weekend, Snowdonia Oct 2019

Matterhorn Training Weekend, Snowdonia Oct 2019

Olga and Rodney Bonnard, Matterhorn Training Weekend
Olga and I had a good weekend with Matt and feel we moved our skills on which was great.  Sunday morning was a little better than forecast but around lunchtime we called it quits due to heavy rain. Saturday was good all day and we pushed through until fairly late.  Matt showed a lot of patience and shared lots of practical advice.
Snowdonia Scrambling Guide
Rodney & Olga enjoying ‘the dry day’ during our inspiring Matterhorn training weekend in Snowdonia. Photo Matt Stygall.
Thanks, Rodney
Monte Viso & Gran Paradiso Ascents – Autumn 2019

Monte Viso & Gran Paradiso Ascents – Autumn 2019

Rodrigo Villamuera & Malene Roald, early autumn Paradiso & Mt Blanc Group Course

Thanks Rob, Mark and the team for a fantastic experience in Torino and Gran Paradiso!  I will never forget this experience, it’s been a pleasure to have it among such great people.  Solid guiding, patience, good teaching effort, amazing stories and all logistics taken care of.  And a great summary with amazing pictures published next day, wow! Really good guys, thanks a lot.  Rodrigo, Gran Paradiso & Monte Viso.

Chamonix Mountaineering
Gran Paradiso Team training at the col Marbrees during the Torino Hut training phase. Monte Bianco behind.

Thanks for a great trip all, and to Rob and Mark for top guiding! It’s been an awesome experience in great company, and we’ve learned so much over the past few days!  Malene, Gran Paradiso

You can view Rodrigo’s fun short video account of the Gran Paradiso course here.

Autumn Gran Paradiso Course

Autumn Gran Paradiso Course

Nick Chambers, Gran Paradiso Climb early October 2019

I just wanted to say thanks to all of you for a magical trip. It was great to meet you all and spend time with you all in such spectacular conditions with amazing scenery.

Mark and Rob – I’m sure you have various levels of clients and teaching alpine babies might come with challenges but if you ever questioned it then please know that the teachings this weekend will be with me forever and hopefully serve me for many years as a starting block for more adventures.

Gran Paradiso ascent
IFMGA Guide Mark Seaton leads the group up the lower dry glacier section on the ascent from Rifugio Chabod.  Dawn on Monte Blanc upper right.

To all of you, it was an adventure I’ll never forget, thanks for sharing it.  Nick 

Sept 2019 – Gran Paradiso Ascent

Sept 2019 – Gran Paradiso Ascent

Gareth Conde & Team, Chamonix Mountaineering Training & Climb Gran Paradiso
Thanks for a fantastic trip. The organisation from first contact to the end of trip was first class and you even managed to organise the weather!!  Neil & Paul were terrific, striking the perfect note between respecting the fact we were there for some fun while still keeping us safe & giving us our best chance of succeeding.
Chamonix Mountaineering Guide
Mountaineering Training around the Skyway Monte Bianco & Rifugio Torino in preparation for the ascent of Gran Paradiso. Late Sept 2019.
We will most certainly be back in the mountains again – with you preferably – and I’m already looking for another trip of similar length sometime early next season. Any suggestions welcome.  Once again, big thanks.  Gareth.
Weissmies & Dry Hornli Private Guiding Sept 2019

Weissmies & Dry Hornli Private Guiding Sept 2019

Simon Withey, Chamonix mountaineering & Weissmies Ascent as progression from recent alpine intro courses.
It was a great few days thanks & a good suggestion by you to do the Weissmies. I loved the route – a lovely but fairly gentle walk to the hut and some good climbing in the sunshine on the Dri Hornli. Watching the sunrise at the Zwischbergenpass was great, and although I started to flag a little toward the top of the southeast ridge, the scrambling was fairly straight forward on good dry rock. The summit snow ridge was comfortable – not too exposed for me, and the views to the Mischabel range and Bernese Oberland absolutely stunning! Overall, a really great coupe of days. Dylan was an excellent guide I’ve learnt a lot more and the Weissmies trip has given me more confidence and inspiration to tackle similar routes.
Dry Hornli Ridge
Simon enjoying the brilliant sustained – and sometimes hard – scrambling on the Dry Hornli Ridge above the Almageller Hut, Saas Almagel
Thanks, Simon