Nicolas Smith coordinates and leads groups in team building events, coaches a youth climbing competition team as well as teaches all ages basic to advanced climbing techniques. He has been an instructor for Boy Scouts of America climbing merit badge program, helped coordinate and teach an anchor-building Clinic for Black Diamond, is a qualified wilderness first aid responder and current member of the Southern California Mountaineers Association.
Matt Blank was 7 when he attended his first summit in New Hampshire. He has been attending them ever since and is excited to have added a rock climbing class to the program. He has been instructing and guiding rock climbing for the last 5-1/2 years. Matt enjoys many thrill-seeking activities and always stresses safety first so he can keep enjoying them.