Meet Head Instructor - Link
The head instructor, Link Neimark has over 30 years climbing experience. He has 20 years experience as a professional climbing guide. His safety record is perfect. He holds a Single Pitch Instructor certification from PCGI (Professional Climbing Guides Institute) which qualifies him to teach top rope, sport, and trad climbing. Link assists with PCGI top rope climbing guide training and certification courses.
In the winter months, Link teaches skiing and snowboarding. He is the most requested instructor at Whitefish Mountain Resort. He was rated by Ski Magazine as one of the Top 100 Ski Instructors in America.
Link was educated at the University of Wisconsin where he received bachelor degrees in both Psychology and Zoology. He then completed a master’s degree in Oceanography at the University of Alaska. Link worked as a Biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game until he decided to pursue a career in outdoor education. He has since worked as a soccer coach, wilderness guide, personal trainer, swim instructor, water sports instructor and climbing instructor.
Link has the knowledge, experience, and certification to provide a safe, enjoyable, and memorable climbing adventure.
Meet Lead Guide & Director of Field Operations - Cole
Cole is a Whitefish native who joined our team in 2018, he is passionate and knowledgeable about all things rock climbing. Cole holds a Single Pitch Instructor Certification from the American Mountain Guides Association and is also a Wilderness First Responder. He graduated from Idaho State University in 2018 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Science and Outdoor Education. Throughout college and during his off seasons now, he travels in his van to climb walls all over Montana, Idaho and Utah, not passing up any hand cracks in between. Cole participates in all types of rock climbing and you can always count on him to be able to share the safest, most current and efficient climbing practices.