History® Channel is back with its hit survival show Alone. This time Alone takes you to Labrador, Canada where polar bears hunt and the weather conditions are miserable. Season 9 of Alone premiered on May 26 with 10 new contestants who’re competing to win $500,000 as they try their best to survive in one of Earth’s harshest locations. One of those contestants is Adam Riley, a treehouse builder and alpaca shearer. 

Adam Riley Bio – Early Life, Age & Birthday

Adam Riley was born in the year 1985/86 in the United Kingdom. He is American by nationality and has a British heritage.

After immigrating to the United States, Adam had his first taste of swamps and wildlife. He spent his childhood in the woods catching snakes and building forts. After graduating from high school, he went to Madagascar and spent four months exploring the island’s jungles and mountains.

Upon returning to the US, Adam moved to the desert southwest and worked as an instructor at a wilderness therapy program where honed his backcountry and survival skills. He then spent the next fifteen years exploring the remote wilderness on every continent.

Adam completed his Bachelors in African Studies from SOAS University of London in the U.K., while taking an apprenticeship with a professional shearer.

  • Age – 36
  • Birthdate – 1985/86
  • Birth Sign – Unknown
  • Birth Place United Kingdom
  • Hometown – Fayetteville, Arkansas

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Adam Riley Life Before Alone – His Profession

Adam Riley initially worked as a professional alligator wrestler. After leaving his shearing job, he set off to travel overland from London to Singapore in 2008.

Following that, Adam continued his adventure in northern Mongolia, Australia, the Caribbean sea, and the Peruvian mountains. During this time, he learned traditional skills, hunting, sailing, and shearing alpacas. For a brief time, he went back to his family farm in Arkansas. But after failing to settle down into a normal life, he took off for his most daring adventure yet, a single-handed crossing of the pacific ocean.

Adam Riley Alone Season 9
Adam Rily is an Alpaca Shearer and Treehouse builder. Photo Source: Instagram

In the summer of 2018, Adam transited the Panama canal and set off for an 8000-mile solo journey. He spent over 80 days alone at sea and dropped his anchor five months later in New Zealand after passing through the crucible of sleep deprivation, isolation, equipment failures, and storms. After the COVID, he was forced to sell his sailboat.

Adam currently enjoys fishing and hunting in the beautiful Arkansas Ozarks, where he works as a carpenter building custom treehouses at Natural State Treehouses. He has been shearing alpacas since 2008 with Mr Clipper Shearing Co. In his free time, he is building a new cabin on his six-acre property and enjoys floating the Arkansas rivers and biking its many trails.

  • Profession – Alpaca Shearer and Treehouse builder

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Adam Riley Family – Parents & Siblings

Adam Riley was born to British parents in the United Kingdom. When he was nine years old, he and his family immigrated from England to Florida. His family now lives in Arkansas.

Adam hasn’t revealed the names of his parents. It’s unknown whether he is the single child in the household or he has siblings.

  • Father’s Name – Unknown
  • Mother’s Name – Unknown
  • Siblings – Unknown

Adam Riley Relationship Status – Married or Dating Someone?

Adam lives quite a private life. Nothing is known about his relationship status. He isn’t much involved in social media platforms, which makes it even tougher to find some clue about his marriage or dating status.

But considering Adam’s age, he is likely a married man with a wife and children. Hopefully, we can gather some information about his family very soon.

  • Dating – Unknown
  • Girlfriend – Unknown
  • Married – Unknown
  • Wife – Unknown
  • Children – Unknown

Adam Riley Social Media Presence

Adam is not fond of using social media platforms. He has an Instagram page with the handle @alpaca_shearing. But he hasn’t made a single post since January last year.


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