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Global Adrenaline


At Global Adrenaline our mission is to create once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences that inspire our clients to positively impact the world around them. We believe that travel is a powerful form of education and can help make the world a more peaceful and sustainable place for all.

History and Founder

Global Adrenaline was founded in 2001 by current President and CEO Nancy Schumacher. Nancy was working in the finance sector when a trip to the Himalayas inspired her to envision another way to support local businesses and developing economies. It was a passion for bringing curious people to remote areas of the world, an interest in world cultures, and a philosophy of giving back to communities through culturally sensitive tourism that inspired Nancy to create Global Adrenaline and this philosophy remains at the core of the business today.

Nancy studied economics at Princeton, received a master in development economics from Oxford, and went to Harvard Business School. She spent years working in international finance for J.P. Morgan, the World Bank and Altgate Capital. She is an avid hiker, scuba diver, and skier, and is an active board member of several non-profits.