Darrell Wade CEO, PEAK Adventure Travel Co-founder of Intrepid Travel Darrell Wade is the co-founder of Intrepid Travel and CEO of PEAK Adventures, a strategic venture between Intrepid and TUI Travel PLC. PEAK Adventures consists of more than 20 specialist tour operator and destination management companies with combined revenue of more than AUD $400 million. Together, they take 340,000 passengers to all seven continents. Intrepid Travel began from a kitchen table in Melbourne in 1988 with the belief that there was another way to travel – small group adventures travelling at the grassroots level, meeting local people, trying local food, staying a local accommodation and travelling on public transport. The company was the first in the world to have a dedicated responsible travel department, and despite the growth of the business, Darrell's philosophy has stayed the same – to provide affordable travel adventures that are beneficial to both travellers and local communities.