About Adventure-Based International


Adventure-Based International, LLC uses adventure, cross-cultural experiencesservice-based programs and travel to facilitate lasting and positive change as well as memorable experiences for individuals as well as professional, academic, athletic and family teams.


Our philosophy of service combined with adventure is at the heart of what we do. We believe that when you take risks and step outside of your comfort zone, you open the door to positive change and growth in your life. Whether you are participating in a team building activity or exploring a foreign land, Adventure-Based International gives you the opportunity to step outside of your comfort zone, take a risk, lend a helping hand and discover your fullest potential.


Adventure-Based International offers its professional services to a variety of companies including corporate businesses, academic institutions and adventure organizations. We are ready to assist schools with developing Outdoor Education programs, camps and adventure programs with staff training and anyone needing to develop and write a Risk Management Policy for their organization.


At Adventure-Based International your safety and the safety of your group is our #1 concern. We have over 10 years of training and experience as facilitators, guides, mountaineers and international travelers. Although prevention is our first priority we know that accidents do happen and we are equipped to handle urban as well as remote medical situations with a trained Wilderness EMT as your guide.

As an extra precaution, when traveling with Adventure-Based International, we require all participants to purchase an individual or group emergency medical insurance plan through: International SOS or Global Rescue.

lesliespinelli-walktobantiLeslie Spinelli

Owner & Director of Adventure-Based International, LLC

Leslie is a native Californian and has extensive experience guiding, climbing and serving in Ecuador, Indonesia, Canada and the US. She is a Nationally Certified Wilderness EMT through WMI since 2004 and is an AMGA trained Single Pitch Instructor for rock climbing. She is a trained and experienced team building facilitator, mountaineer and paddler. She loves exploring new cultures and engaging with people.


* Experiential Education; MS                                                                                                            

* Recreation Leadership and Outdoor Adventure; BA

Languages: English, Indonesian & Spanish 



“Starting Adventure-Based International was the best way that I could imagine using my skills and passion for a positive influence in the realm of travel and adventure. I hope to see you soon on one of our adventures!”