#2-1485 Welch Street
North Vancouver, BC
V7P 1B5
Phone: 604-984-9080

Meet the Staff

Bill Westwell

Hi, I'm Bill. I do a bit of everything here at the Edge; setting, instructing, and helping people out at the desk or on the phone. I've been climbing all my life and working at the Edge for most of it too. Aside from climbing stuff, I'm an avid cyclist, skier and a DJ who mixes a wide range of techno, house and minimal generes. Currently I'm studying at Emily Carr as I write and illustrate my first kids book.


Michelle Linhart

Michelle is tea-loving, book-reading, cat-loving person who's been working for the Edge since 2000. As a coach she's a merciless stickler for proper footwork. As a team manager she's obsessively organized; everything is labelled, she has lists for her lists, and boy does she like colour-coding! As a person, Michelle is sunny, outgoing and just a little bit silly. But only just a little.

Nicole Lim

Nicole is an instructor at the gym. She first fell in love with climbing at the Edge, however her love of the sport blossomed when she discovered that she could not only be climbing, but also frolicking outdoors in the sunshine. When Nicole is not attempting to scale local craigs, you can find her collecting bad puns and even worse dance moves at the gym. So come stop by for a cheesy joke off. It’s gouda be great.

Charlotte Boardman

Ever wanted to visit the UK but didn’t have enough money? Well come get your little bit of London here at the Edge. Charlie our local Brit will fill you with joy with her delightful accent and love of good tea. Since moving to Canada in 2011 and becoming a part of the famous McColl family she has developed a love of climbing and she can often be found at the Edge (and sometimes outside) working on her climbing technique.

Kia Kaspian

Kia is a born and raised Vancouverite that has developed a love for coaching people of all ages and abilities in anything that has to do with movement. At the Edge, you will find him teaching kids aged 9 – 12 in our very own Spiders program, guiding teens in the Climb Club, running Intro to Indoor Climbing and Beyond the Basics courses, and working on technique with beginner and intermediate climbers in the Climb Clinic. His teaching doesn’t stop at The Edge – you might just spot him teaching skiing, karate, tennis, or archery somewhere in the city! He is particularly keen on working with children and teens facing challenges, whether that has to do with a fear of heights or falling, anxiety, or guiding children with special needs!

Upcoming courses
  Oct 22 Climb Club Junior
  Oct 25 Introduction to Indoor Lead Belaying
  Oct 26 Parents Club
  Nov 03 Geckos
  Nov 03 Geckos
  Nov 09 Geckos
  Jan 08 Coffee, Climbing & Conditioning with Ean
  Jan 09 Coffee, Climbing & Conditioning with Ean
  Apr 02 Coffee, Climbing & Conditioning with Ean
  Apr 03 Coffee, Climbing & Conditioning with Ean