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:

5 Ways To Stay Warm While Ice Climbing

Say the words "ice" "climbing"—they even sound cold. But you don't have to feel frozen to enjoy ice climbing. [Read More]

5 Things A Mountain Guide Wishes You Knew About Skiing Avy Terrain

A fresh reminder of the things to pay attention to in the backcountry. [Read More]

A Bivy To Remember

What happens when two mountain guides attept a romantic date? [Read More]

Climbing The Matterhorn ... Of Namibia

Adam George finds the wildlife much more terrifying than the climbing. [Read More]

Having Trouble Sending At The Creek? Here Are The Best Excuses

Adam George's top 10 excuses people use climbing at Indian Creek. [Read More]

Climbing Cerro Torre: It’s Never As Simple As It Could Be

Adam George assists with a rescue, handles finicky weather and a rope-hungry fox—and gambles the family holiday plans. [Read More]

5 Tips For Safer Rappelling

Don't risk it. IFMGA guide Adam George shares how he takes some of the danger out of rapping. [Read More]

Is “Light” Really “Right” When It Comes To Avi Rescue Gear?

Would your avalanche gear stand the test that you hope it never has to? [Read More]

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
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