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Our Guides/Staff

Our passion for the mountains sets us apart.  Years of personal climbing and professional training around the world have given our guides and office staff the knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm that you would expect from a professional guide.  Our guides are local experts, teachers, and strive to create an experience not soon to be forgotten.

All of our guides undergo rigorous training through the American Mountain Guides Association to to ensure you have the best possible experience and instruction.  Our guides take great pride in teaching, climbing knowledge, leadership, professional development, and continuously work within their scope of practice.

The mountains are a very special place to us and we feel very privileged to be able to work where we do!

Ben Coryell, an owner of Golden Mountain Guides

Ben Coryell

Owner/Certified Rock Guide


Ada Jones

Single Pitch Instructor


Doug Simpson

Single Pitch Instructor

Whitney Vestal, an owner of Golden Mountain Guides

Whitney Vestal


Thomas Gilmore, a guide for Golden Mountain Guides

Thomas Gilmore

Senior Guide/Certified Rock Guide


Tristan Perry

Certified Rock Guide

Pat Schmalix, a guide for Golden Mountain Guides

Pat Schmalix

Single Pitch Instructor


Peter Thomas

Single Pitch Instructor

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