Arthur Kearns started climbing way back in 1976. He has been teaching rock climbing since 1988 and views himself as a teacher first and foremost. Climbing has taken him across the US, including most of North Carolina, The Gunks, North Conway, Joshua Tree, Yosemite and many more. Internationally, he has climbed in Canada, Boliva, Greenland, Norway and France. During the winter, Arthur enjoys telemark skiing the back-country. In addition to teaching rock climbing, he spends much of his time in the role of Mr. Retail, managing The Gendarme climbing shop. He is an AMGA Certified Rock Instructor and holds a Wilderness First Responders medical certification.