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Teambuilding exercises come in many shapes and sizes. They can be as simple as basic ice breakers, an after work sports team or fact of the day contests. OR they can involve several members of the team making a 7 hour drive on a Friday afternoon in order to undertake the Yorkshire three peaks challenge.
Yes, last weekend Alex, Charlie, Lydia, Beth and Annette made the 24-mile, 5,200ft ascent to conqueror the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. Here’s what they learnt on their journey.
Alex Duckman (Ducky) – Always, always check twice
“Charlie and I arrived at the campsite first. We set up the tent, foraged wood for the fire and proudly told the rest of the team that everything was ready for them. We were very proud of ourselves for making much better time, but a little confused at what was taking them so long.
Turns out we were at the wrong campsite an hour away. We had to depitch the tent, hang our heads and trek over to join them.”
Beth – Don’t believe everything you hear
“The team were delighted to hear that I’d never gone on a hike or climbed a mountain before, but my own excitement was tempered by an old man telling us the previous night that two girls hadn’t returned from the hike and that they were going to freeze to death. I didn’t let it put me off but it did make me a little nervous!”
Charlie – Be prepared to try new things
“I was surprised by how funny BBC radio Lancashire was on the way up – I might make it my station of choice.”
Lydia – Experience and practice will always beat equipment
“This was the hardest thing I’ve ever done – I found it truly challenging, yet Charlie managed it in a pair of chinos, trainers and a Gant jumper. Classic Biddle”
Annette – I’ve never felt so short!
“Undertaking the Yorkshire 3 Peaks with three giants, was in hindsight, possibly an error. Stride length is a thing. On a more serious note, a really cracking and fun weekend, it was great to push myself and also see my team in a different setting.