JW on Matterhorn Peak

Meet the Team


Andreas Herlet

Chamonix based skier and climber. Andi is easy going and hugely experienced guide

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Jeff Witt

Chamonix based skier and climber. Jeff makes every outing in the mountains an education.

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Nino Gualiano

Not only an excellent rock climber and skier, Nino is an exceptional mountain guide who actively applies a thoughtful mindset his craft.

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Our Mission:

At High Peak Adventures, we believe adventure is a path to feeling truly alive.

Our mission is to open the door to high-level experiences in the mountains, by providing amazing experiences that are balanced with technical expertise and knowledge of alpine conditions grounded in experience.

Adventures are individual. We work with clients to design and implement custom trip itineraries to suit individual interests, goals and requirements, which are safe, memorable and gratifying experiences for all our guests.

Mountain environments can be extreme. Our ability to maintain client comfort stems from an awareness of conditions, appropriate technical gear and clothing, proper food and hydration, combined with preparation, communication and empowerment of our clients. We work closely with our clients to ensure safety and maximize comfort so that each experience can be fully enjoyed.

High Peak Adventures was founded in 2005 by Jeff Witt, and American IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide. Jeff has guided trips in all disciplines throughout the world, and is currently based in the French Alps of Chamonix, at the foot of Mont Blanc.

Jeff Witt

American Mountain Guide

A professional mountain guide since 2002, Jeff Witt brings a depth of experience to his clients, fueled by his passion for sharing the mountains with others.

Formally trained as an IFMGA Mountain Guide, Jeff provides top-level guiding skills in all of the mountain disciplines; ensuring safety is a top priority. With an affinity for teaching, Jeff strives to infuse the day with education. Combining skill development with access to new terrain, Jeff’s clients often achieve goals they didn’t know they were capable of. With improved skills and added confidence, clients gain not only an incredible experience, but a deep sense of accomplishment.

The International Federation of Mountain Guide Associations, or IFMGA, administer the multidisciplinary mountain guide certification, covering the disciplines of ski guiding, alpine and ice climbing, and rock climbing. As an IFMGA certified guide, Jeff brings a range of experience from both his professional and personal adventures. Some of his notable alpine achievements include ascents of the Cassin Ridge on Denali, the Southwest pillar of Fitzroy, the north face of the Eiger in winter conditions, the Nose of El Capitan in a day (NIAD), and skiing off the summits of classic summits like the Grand Teton and Mont Blanc. Jeff has also summited the four tallest of the Seven Summits and has logged countless miles touring by motorcycle through the Americas, Europe and Asia, visiting over 30 countries along the way.  His passion for adventure is one of the many experiences we would like to share with you.

Nino Gualiano

Canadian Mountain Guide

Not only an excellent rock climber and skier, Nino is an exceptional mountain guide who actively applies a thoughtful mindset his craft. Having started climbing in the Alps in the year 2000 with an ascent of Mont Blanc, Nino has climbed and guided routes around the Mont Blanc Massif and the Western Alps, and is a UIAGM Mountain Guide from the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG). Based in Golden, British Columbia, Nino splits his time guiding between British Columbia, Alberta and the Alps, working as an independent climbing guide, a heli-ski guide for CMH and spending his spring and summer months guiding in France and Switzerland. Splitting his time between skiing and all disciplines of climbing keeps Nino busy guiding all year long, with the only problem being he doesn’t know which he loves the most!

Andreas Herlet

Aspirant Mountain Guide

Andi is an avid skier and climber with more than 20 years of experience in the mountains, and an Aspirant UIAGM Mountain Guide based in Chamonix. A passionate rock and alpine climber, Andi has been skiing and climbing around the region since 2013. He is especially keen when out on his skis and has explored every corner of the Mont Blanc Massif on skis, including having made several of the more complex and extreme ski descents in the area. In addition to his wealth of knowledge and experience in the region, Andi’s easy-going demeanor makes him a fun partner and guide for climbing the local rock routes and skiing the massif’s plentiful powder caches and steep lines.

Rates & Booking Info

Booking your next adventure starts with contacting us. 

Realizing your potential starts with making time to achieve your dreams.  The time is now – take the first step towards making your dream a reality!

Tell us about your idea – what are you excited to do, where would your next adventure take place, and when would you like to tackle it?


Our rates are dependent on guide/client ratio, route length and difficulty. Rates for most climbing and skiing objectives are €400-€600/day. For more involved trips, we will provide a detailed itinerary, costs, and custom quote.


Please send us your inquiry via our contact page or email. After we receive your request, we will contact you for more detailed information, and provide you with a custom quote. After the details and dates are finalized, you provide a deposit, and your trip is confirmed.



Most frequently asked questions and answers

Weather is an unpredictable force of nature, but with solid planning and preparation, we will make the most of what is possible with current conditions. In the Alps, when the occasional problematic weather pattern is encountered, it is easy to skip to the other side of the divide and play in the rain shadow.  Inquire for more details of our backup plans.

We arrange deposits via Venmo, Paypal, Mollie or a bank transfer, with the remainder payable once you arrive.

Guide to Guest ratios are entirely dependent on the terrain and skill of the climbers or skiers.  For example, in technical rock and alpine climbing terrain, we often work with two guests to a guide (2:1) in order to provide the highest level of comfort and safety, whereas for a typical Vallee Blanche ski tour, we can accommodate larger groups.  Regardless, we are happy to arrange for additional guides to suit your groups needs.

Upon booking, we will provide detailed gear lists & itineraries that are customized for your trip.  In addition, much of the climbing gear can be rented in the resort village that will be our base of operations.

Accommodation options will vary based on the destination of your trip.  Most mountain towns in the Alps offer a variety of lodging options from the highest class hotels to simple B&B’s and hostels.  We also often arrange stays in mountain huts to facilitate our agenda.

For our trips & expeditions, all group gear is provided.  We can also provide some personal safety equipment, and for larger groups we can facilitate rental equipment in town.

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