Challenge Is A Great Adventure
A teambuilding experience with a difference!”
“In a balloon you are the prisoner of the wind, and you can go only in the direction of the wind. In life people think they are prisoners of circumstance; but in the balloon, as in life, you can change altitude. When you change altitude, you change direction. You are not a prisoner any more”. (Bertrand Piccard).
“Ballooning can be described as 3 dimensional sailing”. (Bill Harrop)
Combining a typical Balloon Safari with the Ballooning Challenge is a great adventure that provides a new and exciting medium for teambuilding. On a teambuilding balloon safari, participants are placed in a unique situation, enabling them to challenge themselves and develop co-operative and interdependent relationships with their peers and business associates.
This experience provides insight into how teams work together and how they can become more effective. Not only will the group teambuilding balloon safari be a most enjoyable experience but the participants will fondly remember their companions and the message your company was projecting for many years to come. They will “dine out” on their ballooning story.
The Programme / Activities
Our fleet of balloons which can be used for team building consists of the following:
3 balloons that each take 16 passengers (insured for 18 but weights often determine how many passengers per balloon)
1 balloon that takes 8 passengers
You should ideally utilize two or more balloons.
There are two tasks that are used in competitions that work well with a corporate group:
Judge declared goal:
The group can request that the pilot changes height – bearing in mind the wind changes direction at different heights, by following their instructions the pilot can hopefully get the balloon to the pre arranged target. Once the balloon is close to the target a marker can be thrown out and the marker that lands closest to the target is the winning team. Alternatively each participant can have a marker and the person who throws the marker closest to the target is the winner. This can be a lot of fun and the pilots can get very close to the target.
Hare and Hounds:
This is when the first balloon takes off about 10 – 15 minutes prior to the other balloons taking off. The “hounds” have to chase the “hare” to land or throw out a marker as close as possible to the “crown” / target of the landed balloon. This task is excellent for photographs and it’s really interesting to see the different flight paths the balloons take to get to the same goal.
On landing the participants can assist with packing the balloon and the first team back at breakfast can be declared the winning team.
If your team would like to relax and enjoy the facilities for a while longer we can open up the cash bar and you don’t have to rush off – the morning is yours – enjoy it.
Rates for Team building: Quoted on request