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Team Building 101

This is a combination course designed for team building; we have found that this is a very effective course for developing team work.

It’s interesting, fun, but not too strenuous so anyone can take part.

The Lava Field

This part of the course is split into three challenges that you and your team will have to negotiate; it’s a fun and very interesting way developing team work.

The three challenges are:-



The Tower

Inside a small lava pond is a tower of crates, on the top of the tower is a bucket of freezing cold Brecon Beacons river water, all you have to do is move the bucket from the tower to outside the lava pond without stepping foot inside the pond, just using two lengths of rope and team work. You will be needing the water later so don’t spill any! What could be easier?

When the bucket is safely outside the pond you will be given some containers to fill with water from the bucket.


Lava Stepping Stones

This is our version of the classic “minefield “course, as a team you will find a path through this small lava field, carrying your container of water.

From here on you will be carrying your container of water until the other side of the lava course.

Team work will be essential here to deal with the extra problems that we will be giving you as you cross!!

Lava Crossing

This is our take on a classic team building excersise, obviously you are not going to crossing real a lava field, so a bit of imagination is needed here !

Carrying the now ever present water filled containers you then have to cross the lava as a team without spilling a drop!

Using crates (1 per team member) you have to get to the other side without breaking contact with the crates or your team mates all while keeping the water container in your hand!

Lose contact with a crate you lose it, lose contact with a team member you lose a crate; if the water container leaves your hand you lose the water!

Once the entire team is across you will need All of the water for the added extra!!

Team work is essential here!


There are only two rules for the Lava Field:-

1 ) The water containers must be kept in your HAND at all times, holding or carrying it any other way will result in you losing it, as will putting it down.

2) ANY loss of physical contact with any of the crates or your team members during the lava crossing will result in losing a crate.

Torpantau Station

Just beyond is the site of Torpantau station, which is barely recognisable now, You can just make out where the platforms would have been. Following the course of the tracks we reach the tunnel, we wade through flood water roughly three feet deep until we get to the tunnel.

It has the distinction of being the highest (above sea level) standard gauge train tunnel in the UK.

The tunnel itself is one long gentle curve, carved straight from the rock for most of it. A little stream, the culprit for all that flooding, now uses the length of the tunnel for it’s course, so at least Torpantau tunnel is still used for something !

All torches are then taken off of you!

You will construct a stretcher to carry your rucksacks through the tunnel, you will need to work together to get through, it is 666 meters of pitch darkness! We will meet you at the other end with a nice cup of hot tea!

Shelter Building

You will be shown as a group how to construct a basic “A Frame” shelter, you will only be shown one time, so pay attention!

As individuals you may not have taken in all of the detail of construction, but, we guarantee that as a group you will collectively have all the information needed to build your shelter.

Will any of you be brave enough to sleep in it??






When you have completed all of the challenges, we will sit round the base camp fire discussing the course, we will all discuss what has been learnt during the weekend while having refreshments.