Adam was raised in the farmlands of southwest Idaho, where his love for nature began. His appreciation for the outdoors and adventure has taken him across North and South America, Asia, the South Pacific and Europe, exploring the ranges and peaks in the Himalaya, Patagonia, Alaska and New Zealand. After his first trip to the North Cascades, followed by his first visit to Yosemite, Adam decided to pursue climbing full time. When he is not in the mountains or traveling, Adam loves playing music, reading classic literature, experimenting in the culinary arts, and working on the family farm.
Take 5 with the Guide
If you could only take one album on an expedition?
Come on Over by Shania Twain
Dream climbing partner for your dream climb?
Tom Frost for Fitz Roy
What was your first mountain?
Mt. St. Helens, I was 13 with my pa. Being farmers from Idaho, we wore jeans, t shirts, and I got sunburnt and snow blindness because I didn’t know what sunblock or sunglasses were.
When you’re not guiding?
Straightening my bangs and playing drums
One piece of advice for aspiring mountaineers?
Success doesn’t have to be defined by standing on the summit.
Mt Rainier (Kautz, DC, Ingraham Direct, Emmons)
Pico de Orizaba
Mt. Stuart, North Ridge
Dragontail Peak, Backbone Ridge
Epinephrine, Red Rocks NV
Forbidden Peak, West Ridge
Mount Heyburn, Stur Chimney
Finger of Fate, Open Book
Castleton Tower, North Chimney
Sister Superior, Jah Man
Moon Goddess Arete, High Sierra
Matterhorn Peak, North Arete
Liberty Bell, NW Face
North Dome, Crest Jewel
Wilderness First Responder / CPR
National Registry EMT
Avalanche Level 1
Leave No Trace Trainer
AMGA Alpine Skills Course
AMGA Single Pitch Instructor