I am a summer rock climber with no winter climbing experience but always wanted to see what i was missing out on. I booked Rob on a recommendation and for three days in Feb this year Rob taught me the essentials to go out and climb safely with a friend in Winter.
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'Lisa and I had a fantastic time. We had always wanted to do an intro into winter mountaineering and Highland Guides delivered exactly what we wanted. Their 'can-do' attitude was evident throughout. Mike Brownlow (the Highland Guides instructor) was able to subtly change the weekend programme as it developed.
I really appreciated the support you gave us and I feel that I gained a lot from the experience. It has certainly given me the confidence to do more and if we get to achieve a successful ascent of Mont Blanc, I will owe you one.
”Thanks for all your hard work and support up the hill. Hope to meet up again in the future.”
"I recently went on an expedition with Rob to 7,500m Mustagh Ata in the Chinese Himalaya. The expedition was well organised and very good fun. Rob is a very experienced and professional climber who struck up a good personal rapport with each of us in the group.
I am grateful to have been asked to provide a reference for Robin Jarvis in support of his application to attain membership to the British Association of Mountain Guides. I am not a highly qualified climber and mountaineer and will therefore not be able to propose myself as the technical ‘mentor’ role for this application.
I am a Geologist with limited mountaineering skills and less survival skills, particularly in polar conditions. Yet, somehow I managed to land a six week field excursion to the depths of Alexander Island, located off of the western side of the Antarctic Peninsula at more than 70 oS. Luckily, the British Antarctic Survey issued me with a first class Field Guide: Rob Jarvis.
“Thanks for arranging the weekend’s climbing, we enjoyed our outings with Rob though it was a bit of a shame about the weather and conditions!!” “Thanks Alan it was a great weekend despite the poor weather and conditions, and I really enjoyed climbing with Rob.”
"I shared a tent with Rob on our trip to Nepal to climb Mera Peak and Ama Dablam and Rob is great company and is great to climb with. What I found most impressive is his ability to be sensitive to everyones needs and his easy going likable manner. He is a good climber/guide and has a good easy going but focussed approach, you will have a very good chance of reaching your objective with Rob.
“Dear Rob we just wanted to say we had a great day on our trek up Ben Nevis and hope to see you again soon when we next visit Scotland.”
“We really enjoyed our week and wish we were back in the mountains with our plastic boots on (….believe it or not!!). Thanks for everything, we learned lots and it was great craic, love Julie and Katie.”
“ We would all like to extend our thanks to Rob, our instructor for the week Feb18th – Feb 24 th 2001. We all felt that we could not have had a better instructor. His patience and expertise throughout the whole week certainly filled the whole group with confidence, whilst perhaps not being the fittest Rob has looked after, he certainly knew our limitations etc.
I’m a reasonably fit woman in my sixties, nearing the end of ‘bagging’ the Munros; some of the ‘scary’ ones were looming large mentally, and they had to be approached if I was ever to achieve my goal.
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