Adam George

Hometown: Chamonix, FR
Current Transportation: 2008 Peugeot Wagon
Core Activities: Rock climbing, alpine climbing, ice climbing, ski mountaineering
Non-Core Activities: Parenting, beach holidays
Sponsors: Outdoor Research, Scarpa, BlueWater Ropes, Julbo
Favorite Places: The Alps, Southern Utah, the Verdon Gorge
My Jam Is: Raspberry
I Eat Lots Of: Tartiflette
Fun Fact: I like playing chess.

Since the age of 15, climbing has been a driving force in Adam’s life. His passion for climbing has taken him around the globe climbing rock faces, frozen waterfalls and big snowy lumps. Adam’s enthusiasm—read: addiction—for climbing has also lead to the demise of a couple of job opportunities and several relationships. Tired of swinging a hammer to finance climbing trips, Adam decided to make a career out of the sport he loves. He obtained his internationally recognized guiding qualification (IFMGA) and currently works full time as a professional mountain guide. He also married an equally dedicated and qualified climber, and together they run a small guiding business. When not in the mountains, Adam can be found living in Chamonix, France, with his wife and daughter. More information on Adam and his business can be found at: www.intothemountains.com.

The Local’s Guide To Chamonix

Guide Adam George shares his insider's tips for planning the Chamonix trip of a lifetime. [Read More]

Your Guide To Buying Mountaineering Boots

Boots can make or break a trip. Here, mountain guide Adam George breaks down what you should look for in your next pair. [Read More]

A Blitz Up The Fitz

Like efficiency? You'd better get over it, if you want to enjoy climbing in Patagonia. [Read More]

How To Speed Up Your Ski Touring Transitions

The less time messing with skins, the more time for fun. [Read More]

A Perfect Day Skiing The Marinelli Couloir

Great friends and perfect weather plus a 10,000-foot descent equal a day to remember. [Read More]

How To Coil A Rope

Adam George breaks down the butterfly coil and the backpack coil in this quick, easy video. [Read More]

Five Tips For Safer Climbing

If you love your climbing partners, watch this video. [Read More]

Video: Fast And Efficient Multi-Pitch Rappels

IFMGA Mountain Guide Adam George shares tips on how to speed up your rappels [Read More]

Eiger Nordwand

While growing up, I had heard of the infamous Eiger North Face, but I'll confess, it was mostly just some mythical mountain that I knew nothing about.  While in college I remember a friend… [Read More]

A Mountain Guide’s Vacation

In the guiding business, summer is a busy time.  The old adage “make hay while the sun shines,” is a motto that most guides I know live by.  It is not uncommon to work 20-30 days straight… [Read More]

IFMGA Test Team Ambassadors
Adam George
Bertrand Martenet
Evan Stevens
Freddy Grossniklaus
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Margaret Wheeler
Martin Volken
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