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about Rob Jarvis's experience and qualifications
Jarvis, owner of Highland Guides, is a fully qualified British
Mountain Guide, (IFMGA)
and UK Mountaineering Instructor (MIC).
Visit our staff page to find out more
about Rob and other Instructors and Guides that work with us.
He has been actively climbing since 1993 and instructing and guiding
since 1998 and has worked for all
the major providers of UK mountain training and Guiding. This
includes The English, Welsh and Scottish National Mountain Training
Centres, The British Mountaineering Council and the British Antarctic
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courses are tailor made to you or your small group.
Experience shows folk get the most out of their time in the mountains
when they don't have to compromise their aims and aspirations to
fit in with other course members. Being a small
flexible company with no set venues or time constraints
we are able to make the most of local weather and conditions and
structure your course accordingly. If it’s appropriate an
early start can be made to get the conditions and beat the crowds
or a late finish might give the lasting memories of a summit sunset.
only are all the Highland Guides Staff
for the activities provided they also have a wealth of experience,
ability and enthusiasm to draw on ensuring you get a lively, challenging,
educational and inspiring course.
most courses will be run by myself, however at busy times or if
you have a larger group we have a resource of talented MIC associate
staff. Check out that page for further details of our mountaineering
With all this experience you can be assured that not only are you
in safe hands but that we will be able to deliver high quality guided
and instructional days within the Highland Guides ethos....
also run Chamonix
Mountaineering courses and Chamonix
Ski courses. Please click the links for more details.
you’re unsure about whether Highland Guides is for you –
check out what some of our clients
have said about us on the testimonials
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you are unsure about whether to hire an instructor or guide generally
think about it this way - Most folk are happy to spend hundreds
of pounds on equipment but sometimes lack the necessary skills and
experience to get the most out of it. Traditionally, some UK mountaineers
have had a reluctance to use guides and instructors and had an approach
to mountain safety that was over dependent on equipment. Kit is
easy to buy but skills and good experiences
are hard won. By using Highland Guides we can help
you develop your mountaineering ability and enhance your time in
believe that you get the most out of your time mountaineering by
and not too much talking about it. Simple and effective techniques
are instructed in a clear and practical way. We don’t teach
flash knots that in a week you will have forgotten but encourage
practice of safe and efficient principles
that will stand you in good stead throughout your mountaineering
career, wherever that may take you.
On guided days with us the emphasis will be on a maximum amount
of high quality climbing
as well as having a sociable
and enjoyable day.
the Association of Mountaineering Instructors say, we believe you
You will benefit from the guidance we pass
on as well as the rewarding experiences we can give you in the mountains.
Highland Guides Now:
Tel: + 44 (0) 791 777 3995