Ropes Course Challenge

Team Size:

10 - 100

Space Requirements:

Outdoor

Duration:

3hrs - 6

Physical Challenge:

Medium-High

Ropes Course Challenge

The Team Ropes Course Challenge includes a combination of high and low ropes challenges that require teams to communicate effectively, collaborate strategically and executive efficiently. The team will begin the event with a series of though provoking and strategic ‘low ropes’ initiatives and build to the opportunity of experiencing several high ropes challenges. Team members must effectively utilize their team resources and manage the skills that each individual brings to the team.

The objective is to complete each Challenge and to discuss what elements of team and leadership were used to successfully complete the activity. Corporate Teams is dedicated to integrating the specific team and leadership challenges and opportunities that your team currently faces into the overall event and providing a strong alignment of these into the Team Foundation and Team Management segments of the program. The team will walk away with thought provoking learning and actionable steps that will increase individual and team performance.

Requirements & Logistics

There are a variety of challenges that will be chosen for this event based on the level of fitness of the group and the overall team objectives.  Here is an example of some of the possible activity challenges:

Low Ropes Challenges

Using cables, ropes and wooden beams strung among trees or poles, teams explore risk taking, leadership and communication. The low ropes course adventure also highlights problem-solving, coaching and collaboration.

The low ropes elements are close to the ground so the perceived risk is low, but still challenging to complete. Participants walk tightropes, negotiate obstacles, climb walls, and pass teammates through a giant web.

Participants gradually expand their comfort zones (sometimes dramatically) and recognize fears that may block personal and professional achievement. Each challenge draws upon team members to actively support each other.

The discussion following each challenge differs in length and depth depending on the group's goals for the day. Some find a high-five and a quick acknowledgment of successes sufficient before moving on. Other teams take the time to connect the group process skills

Mohawk Walk:  The objective is to move the team from start to finish on top of and along a series of tautly strung cables between support trees.  The cables are approximately 18” off the ground.  Crossing the Mohawk Walk takes communication, cooperation and commitment.

Nitro Crossing:  The team must travel to a 'safe area'.  Using a swing rope, team members must move across the taboo turf successfully.  If someone knocks off either the trip-wires, the entire team must begin again.  The 'nitro' must be brought with the team.

Spiders Web:  The objective is to move your team from one side of the web to the other.  Each opening can only be used one time.  Team members cannot touch the web when passed through.  If the web is touched, the team member must return and begin again.

Wild Wossey:  Two individuals creatively and physically support one another as they attempt to traverse the lengths of two diverging cables that are tautly strung between two supports.  Success is determined by the level of trust each team member has with their teammate.

Whale Watch:  The objective is for the team to switch sides without letting the platform make contact with the ground.  If you have experience a 'teeter totter' than you can imagine how difficult this can be with an entire team placed on an 8'x13' platform!  The key to success is team 'balance'.

TP Shuffle:  With the entire team balancing on a 10' log, the objective is to switch positions based on a variation of criteria:  birthdays, height, alphabetical first names, etc.

Canyon Crossing:
The objective is to get your entire team to the opposite side of the canyon to retrieve the secret for the success of Accenture's newest innovation.

High Ropes Challenges

Using harnesses, helmets, cables, ropes and wooden beams strung 20 to 50 feet high among trees or poles, teams explore risk-taking, trust and coaching. Each moment is rich with discoveries, whether you're climbing, simply encouraging others or on belay.
Participants appreciate the opportunity to interact with their teammates in a very different and powerful way. Our facilitators establish the context for each activity, monitor participant's safety and help the team recognize valuable insights throughout the day.
The high ropes elements are up in the trees so the perceived risk is high, but actual risk is low. Participants walk across cable bridges, negotiate giant ladders or ride zip lines through the trees as they overcome personal fears and develop new self confidence.

Organizational Ladder: The objective is to get you and your teammate up the ascending ladder.  This two person challenge must work together strategically to make their way to the top.

12 Foot Wall:  Beginning at the bottom of the 12 foot wall, the team must successfully get their entire team up and over the wall.

Leap of Faith:  Each team member will climb a 30 foot telephone pole, balance on the top of it, and then 'leap' to the trapeze.

Heebie-Jeebie:  Suspended 30 feet off the ground, each team member must walk across a cable using a 'hand rope' for support.

Cat Walk:  A log beam is suspended 30 feet between two trees.  The objective is to walk across the beam without losing balance.

Zip Line:  All thrill and no skill, zip across a cable leaping from a platform 30 feet off the ground.