Gregg Treinish

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Gregg Treinish (born February 16, 1982) is the founder and Executive Director of Adventure Scientists,[1] a nonprofit organization based on Bozeman, Montana. Gregg was awarded the Ashoka Fellowship in 2017 for his work on environmental conservation and stewardship.


Gregg was raised in Cleveland, Ohio, and received his bachelor's degree in Sociology at University of Colorado Boulder. He earned his second Bachelor’s in Biology from Montana State University.

In 2004, Gregg thru-hiked the 2,174-mile Appalachian Trail. Several years later, he and Deia Schlosberg spent 22 months trekking 7,800 miles along the spine of the Andes Mountains, for which National Geographic named them 2008 Adventurers of the Year.[2] In 2013, Gregg was named a National Geographic Emerging Explorer.

Conservation career[edit]

In 2011, Gregg founded Adventure Scientists.[3] Since then, he has been listed on Christian Science Monitor's 30 under 30 list,[4] as a Backpacker Magazine "Hero",[5] as a Draper Richards Kaplan Entrepreneur,[6] and as one of Men's Journal's "50 Most Adventurous Men".[7]


  1. ^ "Adventure Scientists".
  2. ^ Pollock, Lucas (December 2008 – January 2009). "Trekking the forgotten Andes Culture: Deia Schlosberg & Gregg Treinish (Best of Adventure: Adventurers of the Year)". National Geographic Adventure. National Geographic Society. Retrieved 20 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Adventure Scientists". Retrieved October 29, 2015.
  4. ^ "Thirty Ideas from People Under 30: The Environmentalists". Christian Science Monitor. January 7, 2012.
  5. ^ Duncan, Stephen (September 2013). "Gregg Treinish, 31". Backpacker.
  6. ^ "Portfolio". DRK Foundation.
  7. ^ "The 50 Most Adventurous Men".