Instructor Bios

Jamie Simpson

Jamie has been climbing cliffs for longer than he’s willing to admit.  He was mentored on the granite of Welsford New Brunswick, and has since climbed rock in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Maine, New Hampshire, Red Rocks, Joshua Tree, Bugaboos, Squamish and Mexico.  He climbs sport routes, loves multi-pitch trad, and has been known to boulder on occasion.  Jamie has introduced numerous new climbers to adventuring safely in the vertical world.  When not climbing, Jamie makes time for his work as a lawyer, writer and educator.

Mick Levin

Mick is a lawyer and arctic expedition guide who has been climbing for over a decade on many adventures within and without the province, as well as around the globe. He has been actively involved with Climb Nova Scotia since 2008, most recently as Access Champion where he works with landowners, climbers, NGOs, and government to promote sustainable practices and preserve access to climbing areas in Nova Scotia. Mick has been responsible for developing many new sport climbs, traditionally protected routes, and boulder problems within the province and he derives immense joy from scrubbing lichen with a wire brush.