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Positive Outcomes from Negative Experiences | Adam Campbell | TEDxCanmore



Adam has enjoyed a life of movement his entire adult life, being a professional athlete for most of that time. All that changed at the end of August, 2016, when he suddenly found himself lying at the bottom of the mountain in a pool of blood, happy to be alive, but knowing that his life of easy movement and mountain challenges would be changed forever. With the help of loved ones, his medical team and his attitude, Adam shares the story of finding his way back on to his feet again again

Adam Campbell likes to “suffer in beautiful places” and loves exploring his backyard and challenging himself on foot, skis and on rock. He was raised on the beaches of Lagos, Nigeria to Canadian parents, but now calls the Canadian Rockies home. Adam is happiest exploring mountain terrain on foot, rope and skis and sharing those moments with close friends. When not running around the mountains, he’s an environmental and business lawyer. He is also a co-owner of Canada’s largest trail running series and is a vocal advocate for getting people, especially kids, to reconnect with nature and explore their own backyards, parks and neighbourhoods through human powered movement.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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