Originally from the United Kingdom, Adam grew up in the heart of the Peak District National Park climbing the local Grit and Limestone. He started instructing and guiding in the U.K. in 1989 and since then has climbed and guided in such places as Europe, Brazil, Argentina, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and extensively in the U.K. and U.S.A. He is the National Discipline Coordinator for the AMGA's Single Pitch Instructor Program and a member of the AMGA's Technical Committee. Adam is also currently on the AMGA’s Board of Directors and holds a B.A. (Hons) in Outdoor Education from Derby University (England). Adam is a Leave No Trace (LNT) Certified Trainer.